(Update: Joe is indeed registered to vote. The diligent truth-seekers who are digging up dirt on a plumber from Ohio didn't find him on the voter rolls because there was a typo in his last name. But don't take it so hard, guys: you can still safely discount his opinion because of his party affiliation.)
Is Joe Wurzelbacher -- or as Obama calls him because he can't remember the guy's last name, Joe the Plumber -- registered to vote? Maybe not. But he's still allowed to ask questions of our leaders, and the people who want to be our leaders. And he sure will have to pay higher taxes if Obama gets what he wants.
Is it now okay to dig through voter records and see if Letterman is registered? Matt Damon? Four-fifths of The View? The cast of Gossip Girl? Hell, all but like 12 people in Hollywood who can't shut up about how great Obama is? Yeah, I'm sure somebody will get right on that.
Sneak peek at an Obama administration: If you're a working guy who dares to ask The One a direct, honest question about an issue that directly affects your life, and his answer causes problems for him because it accidentally reveals the beliefs he's trying to hide from America -- in this case, outright socialism -- look out. His oppo researchers and the media (pardon the redundancy) will do whatever they can to hurt you. To shut you up.
You will be assimilated.
P.S. The more I think about it... Yeah, if this is the new standard, then I want to know the registration status of anybody who criticizes or so much as questions McCain and Palin. That should be the first followup question: "Are you registered to vote?" And if not: "Then why should anybody care about your opinion?"Posted by Jim Treacher at October 16, 2008 10:06 AM