16 October 2008

- Joe, the Plumber Guy -

ttujoe offers the following fact check on the father of Joe the Plumber:
Robert M. Wurzelbacher, son-in-law of Keating, was 37 years old in 1991 when federal charges were filed against Keating. It appears that he has addresses in Phoenix and Coronado, CA.

The Robert M. Wurzelbacher of Milford, OH, a heavy donor to GOP candidates, is 83 years old and retired. They're not the same person.

Digging to see if this guy is a plant or a hypocrite is a good idea. But I think it's equally important to know the link before idle speculation.

I'm actually rather relieved. This was starting to sound like another bad sitcom episode.