Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Emperor and the Plumber

Scott Johnson of PowerLine has the best summary of the media's frantic digging on Joe "the Plumber" Wurzelbacher:
Hans Christian Andersen seems to have missed the heart of the story in "The Emperor's New Clothes." Andersen reported that as the emperor strutted before the multitude in his nakedness, the boy cried out: "But he has nothing on!" Andersen somehow omitted to note that the boy was a naughty thumbsucker.

1 comment:

Elephantschild said...

I was listening to NPR yesterday, and every mention of Joe the Plumber had to be qualified with "you know, he's really not a plumber."

Completely sidestepped is what Mr. Obama said in reply to the question posed by Joe the Plumber.

Debate 101 = FAIL