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>> Sunday, February 08, 2009

Joe "The Plumber" Wurzelbacher shows no sign of slowing down. While I sort of regret giving even my paltry blog space to a person who's become famous for being famous (couldn't he at least, you know, cure cancer or land a hang glider on the moon or something so he was worth talking about), sometimes it's hard not to gape at a train wreck.

This time, it's this intellectual pearl quoted in the NY Daily News:

And no reason to be subtle, he said, as long as folks inform themselves. "I don't believe there's two sides to every story. It's black and white,” Wurzelbacher explained. “There's right and wrong."

Right, okay, so there's the white's side, which would be one... and then you'd have black's side, and that would be another, and so that would mean there were....

No, no, no. That can't be right. Hang on, I'll get a pen and a scrap pad. Okay, so "white," that's one; "black," that's....



I guess this explains why he thought his boss' business was worth a quarter-of-a-million.


Anonymous,  Sunday, February 8, 2009 at 12:44:00 AM EST  

OK, although I am definitely *not* a Joe the Plumber fan, I have to cut him a bit of slack, here. He was using the phrase "there's two sides to every story" in the sense of "there's merit on both sides of every argument". Which, being the black and white sort of guy he is, he clearly doesn't believe. But, yeah, he's no wordsmith, I'll grant you that. :-)

Nathan Sunday, February 8, 2009 at 9:25:00 AM EST  

You bastard. How dare you besmirch Joe's good name.

P.S. He's been promoted to Joe "the Nobel Prize winning Linguist". Please show some respect.

Leanright,  Sunday, February 8, 2009 at 1:21:00 PM EST  

Yes, the was thrust into the national spotlight for a few days, and the honeymoon does NOT seem to be over. I mean, it's not like he thought FDR went on television to reassure Americans before the great depression!

Leanright,  Sunday, February 8, 2009 at 4:02:00 PM EST  

That was supposed to be "HE was thrust...".

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