In a rare debate performance, candidate for the House of Representatives Joe the Plumber [aka Samuel Wurtzelbacher] hopes that Puerto Ricans become ‘good Americans.’ Apparently Joe failed 4th grade social studies: he must have been absent on the day that the teacher taught that Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States. Surely he didn’t recall the Spanish-American war either.
In an interview afterward, Mr. Wurzelbacher said the legal bill of just more than $7,000 on his campaign finance report filed Monday has already been paid, and that the debt mistakenly appeared on the report. Really? He also indicated that he had lawyers examine the issue whether he had to reimburse his campaign account for $634 worth of clothing purchased in April and May. Federal Elections Commission regulations prohibit using campaign funds to purchase clothes, but Mr. Wurzelbacher said “it’s a nonissue.”
Poor Joe: what a numskull.