I really should be doing other things, and am writing this while looking over my shoulder for my boss, but...the whole 'Joe the Plumber' brouhaha is cracking my shit up.
I realize that one of the characteristics of dumbasses is that they don't realize that they're dumbasses. But...damn. If you're going to bask in the limelight - and by granting interviews left, right and center, he's basking all he can - you might want to make sure beforehand that you haven't done anything that might cause you embarrassment. Or, you know, you might want to DO things. Like vote more than once since 1992. Or, you know, register to vote. Or, if you tell people you work as a plumber, you might want to make sure you have the legal documents required to perform plumbing work. Or at least be able to prove you've had some sort of training to do the work you say you've been doing.
A little piece of me feels bad for ripping on the guy, since, clearly, Joe's probably got lots of other problems to deal with - dumbasses tend to create problems for themselves just by existing. But a large piece of me just hopes that genealogical research will prove he's actually more Kentuckian or West Virginian than Ohioan, so that the rest of us don't get tarred and feathered by association with him.
And then I think, "This guy has reproduced, while dozens of people I know whose IQs are bigger than their shoe sizes choose to remain childless? The future may be in trouble."
And, finally, I think, "How long before there's a class action suit filed against his employer over years' worth of work being done by an unlicensed plumber?"