Posted by Brutus | Posted in Conservative Corner | Posted on 16-02-2010
More than a year after his stellar rise to fame, Joe the Plumber is claiming McCain used him for political gain.
Come on, Joe, it took you this long to realize that? You may not have intended anything with your simple question, but you were fully in charge of your actions after Mr. Obama answered. If you were exploited, it was because you allowed yourself to be. You could have easily turned down all the speaking engagements over the past year. Had you done so, you would have slipped back into obscurity the way Devo and Dexy’s Midnight Runners did in the Eighties after their single hits fell off the charts.
The very fact that you still have a pulpit from which you can speak out against McCain, Palin, and Obama indicates your life is not ruined. It may have changed directions, but you have been the captain all along. If that ship sinks, it’s your fault and no one else’s.