January 9, 2017
THINKPROGRESS SENIOR EDITOR IS SCARED OF HIS PLUMBER:
A visit from a plumber left ThinkProgress senior editor Ned Resnikoff “rattled” due to fear that the plumber may have voted for Donald Trump.
The plumbing visit, which came four days after the 2016 election, became a harrowing experience for Resnikoff even though the plumber was “a perfectly nice guy and a consummate professional.”
“He was a perfectly nice guy and a consummate professional,” Resnikoff shared. “But he was also a middle-aged white man with a southern accent who seemed unperturbed by this week’s news.”
Resnikoff said his fear was rooted in the chance that the plumber knew he was Jewish.
“While I had him in the apartment, I couldn’t stop thinking about whether he had voted for Trump, whether he knew my last name is Jewish, and how that knowledge might change the interaction we were having inside my own home,” he said.
The “uncertainty” of the situation left Resnikoff “rattled for some time.”
“I have no real reason to believe he was a Trump supporter or an anti-Semite, but in my uncertainty I couldn’t shake the sense of potential danger,” he wrote. “I was rattled for some time after he left.”
Sheesh, what is it with the left being utterly paranoid about plumbers at the end of hard-fought presidential election? To be fair though, this plumber probably is a crypto-Russian sympathizer as well. Joe McCarthy says they’re everywhere, you know.
UPDATE: If Resnikoff wants to vet all of his tradesmen for ideological purity, I wonder if he realizes he just lived out the end of Saturday Night Live’s post-election “The Bubble” sketch?