I never understood the phenomenon of Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher aka "Joe The Plumber". I don't understand why he was touted by McCain and Palin as the typical American, as if that was supposed to impress the typical American (who need only look in a mirror to see a "typical American"). And clearly, Joe the Plumber didn't impress the typical American.
Nor do I understand why, after the election, the right-wing Pajamas Media decided to make Joe a "war correspondent", sending him on a junket to Israel so that he could stand in front of cameras and tell the mainstream media that he is not the story. No, he's not. So why was he sent?
And now, the GOP — still lovingly clutching their mascot — has invited Joe to Capital Hill so that he can weigh in on the stimulus package.