Keyser Pretends to Be Joe the Plumber


Our friend Iowahawk is offended by the colonoscopy shoved up “Joe the Plumber’s” ass by the “commentariat”:

We’ve all witnessed a lot of insanity in American politics over the last few years. Up until the last few days, none of it has seriously bothered me; hey, just more grist for the satire mill. But after witnessing the media’s blitzkreig on Joe ‘the Plumber’ Wurzelbacher, I can only muster anger, and no small amount of fear.

If it’s meta-memes and meta-meta-narratives these media headlice want, so be it. I hope you will join me in expressing a simple bit of solidarity with this guy, Spartacus style. I AM JOE. I am a Wal Mart schlub in flyover country who changes my own oil and unclogs drains without a license. I smoke and drink beer and toss the football in the front yard with my kid, and I figure I can fend my way without handouts from some Magic Messiah’s candy bags. Most everyone in my family and most everyone I grew up with is another Joe, and if you screw with them, you screw with me.

Are you a Joe? Say it proud. Leave it on every goddamn newspaper comment section and online forum. Let these pressroom and online thugs know you won’t stay silent when they try to destroy the life of a private citizen for speaking his mind — because for every one of them, there are a million Joe Wurzelbachers. And for that we should all be thankful.

Well, if the other shlubs could say “I’m Spartacus,” then Keyser supposes that he too could say, “I’m Joe.” But as a Hungarian emigré with a doctorate from Harvard and no known relatives who change their own oil and an aversion to beer and plumbing, Keyser images that the guys looking for someone to crucify would have laughed at Keyser. Still, in a metaphorical sense, Keyser agrees and wants to show solidarity with the much maligned plumber whose main fault seems have been to have asked The Great One a simple question instead of getting onto his knees and worshipping him in a way that would send shivers up Chris Matthews’ thigh.

As we might say back in Debrecen, “Én túl vagyok egy vízvezeték szerelő.”

2 Responses to “Keyser Pretends to Be Joe the Plumber”

  1. Sisyphus Says:

    The Stalinist American media cares alot about the common man. You can tell by the way they treat Joe the Plumber. His crime? Getting Obama to admit his socialism.

  2. The Mayor Says:

    I Am Mayor Joe!

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