If anything, the series of presidential debates have provided me with comedic moments. Matter of fact, this whole election process, has given us a series of comedy relief. You probably don’t wanna agree with me on this, but have you seen the “Saturday Night Live” ratings lately? Because of this election there have been numerous spinoff’s the likes of “Joey” getting his own show after “Friends” went off the air. In case you didn’t know, “Joey’s” show tanked and was yanked off the air. So much for his 15 minutes of fame, right?
In steps “Joe The Plumber”. Yup, like you, or the people who watched the presidential debate last night, I too thought he was a cousin of “Joe Sixpack”. Uh huh, I thought “Joe The Plumber” was just another made up dude used to refer to middle class White America. Well, low and behold, after the debate, I find out that “Joe The Plumber” was a real person. As annoying as it was to sit through and listen to McCain refer to him as if he were an old college buddy last night, today, I have a new found appreciation for “Joe The Plumber”.
Well, as it turns out, McCain’s man “Joe” isn’t even a registered voter. And what’s worse, is the fact that he owe’s the gov’t a substantial amount of back taxes, and that he’s not even a licensed plumber(YOU CAN READ IT ALL HERE). He is what is known, as a “Jack Leg”; a Jack of All trades and a master of none. Now, as a person who has had the privilege of working in the construction/home improvement industry in the past, its not common to come across a person like “Joe”. To be honest, most self employed contractors or “Jack Legs” usually have their share of tax problems. But, not all of them have the opportunity of becoming famous overnight through the continued reference of the losing candidate in a presidential race. Not all of them have news networks setting up camera crews in their homes as they watched the debate, only to find out hours later that they can’t even fuckin vote! Joe can’t vote, so who the fuck cares about what he thinks!!
I’m pretty sure John McCain feels like an idiot right now. Hell, he has yet to meet the man. But the way he looked at the camera and said, “Hey Joe, you’re rich…” makes me laugh. I’m sorry, but its obvious that “Joe” isn’t rich. If “Joe” were rich, he damn sure would have a plumber’s license. He damn sure would have sounded credible when he said in his street interview with Obama that he’s trying to buy a company. But once again, John McCain didn’t do his homework. Just like he failed to do homework on Palin, he failed to do any on “Joe The Plumber”. What if “Joe” had a $1000 per week crack habit? What if “Joe The Plumber” dare I say, was related to Timothy McVeigh? Would that not make McCain look like more of an idiot than he is today? There’s a rumour going around the internet that he’s somehow related to the Keating 5, but you now how the internet can be, so I don’t believe it. But either way, Joe The Plumber’s 15 minutes of fame is up, and has run its course. Damn the internet can be so cruel.
Speaking of fame, and declining 15 minutes thereof…James T Harris, you know, the Black guy who is supposed to get his reward in heaven as John McCain put it last week? Yeah, that negro. I think his run is just about over. He appeared on CNN in an interview, and got heated about being called a sellout, and stormed off the stage in the middle of the interview. Oh well, so much for him ever having a shot at replacing Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson as the resident self hating Black guy on Fox News Channel. The funny thing about the confrontation is the fact that his ass got called out by another Black republican. Now you know the “brother” has been catchin hell from negroes all across the country for his “Jig” act at the McCain rally in Wisconsin (a state that McCain has since pulled his campaign out of I might add). But to get blasted on National Tv, by a fellow Black Republican? Yeah, thats definitely a signal that the game is over.
Somehow I can’t help but to think of Jay Z’s old song…
“It Was Allgood Just A Week Ago”
As Dave Chappelle would say…
“Tough break nigga.”