Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Joe the Prophet

Apparently Joe Wurzelbacher (“I’m not a plumber but I play one on TV”) has some insight into the intricacies of the conflict in the Middle East.

Wurzelbacher was hitting the campaign trail on behalf of McCain for the first time, joining former Rep. Rob Portman on a GOP bus tour through Ohio.

At a stop in Columbus, he fielded the question on Israel from a self-identified Jewish senior citizen.

The questioner said he was “concerned” with Barack Obama’s associations and “It’s my belief that a vote for Obama is a vote for the death to Israel.”

Wurzelbacher responded: “I do know that.”

And he knows that… how? Has he been privy to some secret high-level negotiations between Palestine and Israel that they’ve been holding at the Holiday Inn off Route 25 in Perrysburg, Ohio? Or is he just responding to a leading question in a way that he thought sounded like something he’s expected to say?

We really are skating into Chauncey Gardiner territory here.