Joe the Economist
In this time of economic crisis, Republican Congressional staffers need information about economics and advice about economic policy. So who better to turn to then an unlicensed plumber who became famous for misunderstanding Obama’s tax policy?
Fresh off his stint as a war correspondent in Gaza, Joe the Plumber is now doing political strategy with Republicans.
When GOP congressional aides gather Tuesday morning for a meeting of the Conservative Working Group, Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher — more commonly known as Joe the Plumber — will be their featured guest. This group is an organization of conservative Capitol Hill staffers who meet regularly to chart GOP strategy for the week.
Wurzelbacher, who became a household name during the presidential election, will be focusing his talk on the proposed stimulus package. He’s apparently not a fan of the economic rescue package, according to members of the group.
Let me just say first of all, that while I’m not a fan of Joe Wulzelbacher, nor do I understand his persistent fame, I have to say that I do admire his ability to stretch his 15 minutes. That said, the fact that he appears to be seriously addressing congressional staffers on economic issues is a bid–sad. Surely the Republican Party has actual economic advisors they can turn to, with education, expertise and everything.
Or would that be too elitist for them these days?
(link via Steve Benen)