Why will this guy not take the hint and STFU? I really want to talk about something else, but Casey beat me to the punch on the Darth Cheney news and I’m still sulking over Tom Daschle giving up the HHS nomination. So I’m forced to report that Joe The Plumber is now apparently advising GOP members of Congress.
The NY Daily News has this account of Joe The Political Strategist’s breakfast w/the GOP:
You’d think Joe the Plumber’s 15 minutes would be up by now. But , no, after a stint as a correspondent in Israel, he took his act to Capitol Hill today.
The first order of business: giving political advice to conservative Republican staffers at breakfast, which, Wurzelbacher told us, “Went really well.”
His advice, essentially, was to take no prisoners in standing up for their beliefs.
“It’s not politically incorrect to say you’re Republican or conservative,” Joe said. “They need to dig their heels in and fight for what needs to be done.”
And no reason to be subtle, he said, as long as folks inform themselves. “I don’t believe there’s two sides to every story. It’s black and white,” Wurzelbacher explained. “There’s right and wrong.”
One thing that needs to be done, he said, is killing this stimulus package, because it’s just another example of “American government” — Republicans and Democrats — “kicking our butts left and right.” He also called it welfare.
As for his own political career, America will just have to wait six years until his son grows up.
“I don’t know if the American public deserve me,” he said, “but my son definitely deserves my time now.”
So look for Joe for Something in 2015. Why not? He’s kept his 15 minutes going this long.
Welfare? I seem to recall JTP as being on welfare for a while, but that’s OK I guess, as he’s “since paid into the system.” There is so much Epic Fail that comes out of this guy’s mouth that I can’t even bring myself to parse it. Isn’t there an AIDS fire he can die in?