(If you asked, 'So when isn't she pissed?' we couldn't give you an answer).
Seems, she says, Obama and his " media foot soldiers" have shut down Joe the Plumber's business, cost him his job, shut him up, stifled his freedom.
Obama humiliated? Joe "the Plumber" Wurzelbacher came under scrutiny (because McCain chose to use him as a sock puppet.
He's the guy who ricocheted into the national spotlight after Obama engaged him on a rope line in Toledo last week.
(photo: Laura went to Dartmouth)
It was videotaped, and right-wing bloggers pulled an Obama phrase about "spreading the wealth around a little" and from Joe using the word "socialism," in the conversation. It got youtubed and looped on Fox News for a day or two.
Then McCain blabbed Joe's name 26 times in the debate and many, more times in the ensuing week. Joe himself gave an eight hour interview to the national press corp on his own front lawn.
He was an instant Republican icon in prime time, so the media gave him the routine anal exam. Turns out, alas, when talking to Obama, he'd shot his mouth off, and told some whoppers. The poor guy had no way of knowing his conversation would be heard round the world thanks to John McCain who later jokingly apologized.
The truth is that Wurzelbacher has been on the job for six years but has never gotten a plumber's license. He says he doesn't need one, a fact disputed by the plumbers' union, of which he's not a member.
Ironically, with his 12k annual income, he'll probably not be buying out his boss any time soon, but will definitely benefit from the Obama tax cuts. Nonetheless, despite his economic interests otherwise, he won't be voting for Obama. He's no undecided as he claimed -- he's a registered Republican!
But to Laura he's martyred for speaking truth to power.
Poor ol' "bullied and intimidated" Joe was the subject of McCain's weekly radio address, appeared on Fox News over the weekend; and was all over talk radio Monday. His 15 minutes has been stretched to 120 hours.
Working under the table without a professional license? Is that a working class hero, or just a cheapskate scofflaw ne'er doing well?
For McCain/Palin, it's a last ditch, red-baiting meme to link Obama with "socialism." and to change the subject from Colin Powell's Sunday morning betrayal.
But we guess it ain't so, Joe: reported late Monday -- in polls taken after the days of trying for Joe-mentum -- Obama leads by nine points, 51%-42% in Joe’s home state of Ohio.