Joe the Plumber Vetted More Thoroughly Than Obama

Suddenly, it didn't matter that Joe's simple question to Obama elicited a Freudian-slip response that gave us a clear glimpse into his socialist mindset. Joe is not to be trusted because Joe has some baggage. Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America, with that ever-so-patrician sneer in her voice, dutifully gave viewers an "update on Joe the Plumber," just one day after she had jumped all over the chance to have an "exclusive" interview with him. One wonders if she is so concerned about the, er, integrity of her guests, why didn't her producers check out his background before inviting him on? Oh right, the "get" is more important and you can always slam him later.

The media built this guy into an overnight sensation and just as quickly they were working to tear him back down again. And they wonder why nearly 60% of Americans don't trust them?

Listening to my favorite local radio morning show, which features the "Loser of the Week" every Friday, one caller called in to nominate Joe because he must be some sort of hypocrite. He didn't stop to think that his personal life would be picked over more thoroughly than a turkey carcass at Thanksgiving.

Perhaps Joe should have called Sarah Palin for some advice before giving all of those interviews.

Am I missing something? Is Joe running for president? What about the guy who is running for president? If we're going to worry about past associations and baggage, why hasn't the dinosaur media placed their laser-beam focus on any of the following?

  • Obama's campaign treasurer, Martin Nesbitt, also has a tax lien.
  • Obama's mentor, who is mentioned in his book as merely "Frank," was Frank Marshall Davis, a card-carrying member of the Communist Party of the U.S.
  • Obama's as-yet unexplored relationship with Khalid Al-Mansour, an Islamist with nothing good to say about whites, non-Muslims, and the West in general.

And that's just for starters.

If the angry reception that Sarah Palin received from the press and Washington insiders wasn't proof enough that regular people are not welcome to join in the political process, the vilification of an everyday guy who dared to ask a tough question of The One should leave no doubt.