Игорь Холоденко (igor734) wrote,
Игорь Холоденко

"Простой сантехник Джо", так полюбившийся вчера Маккейну, оказался не так уж и прост:

"John McCain did great tonight in the debate. But every time John mentioned “Joe the Plumber,” some of us in the campaign banged our heads against the wall. If Steve Schmidt had any hair left, I hear he would have been pulling it out tonight. He reportedly screamed at John’s debate prep team tonight (out of earshot of reporters, of course). “You idiots - he’s related to Charles Keating… of the Keating Five scandal!” They thought they had a real live Joe Six-Pack who’s spurned Barack Obama’s tax plan. But what they forgot to do was check on Joe Wurzelbacher’s background.

Turns out that Joe Wurzelbacher from the Toledo event is a close relative of Robert Wurzelbacher of Milford, Ohio. Who’s Robert Wurzelbacher? Only Charles Keating’s son-in-law and the former senior vice president of American Continental, the parent company of the infamous Lincoln Savings and Loan. The now retired elder Wurzelbacher is also a major contributor to Republican causes giving well over $10,000 in the last few years."

Не думаю, что Маккейну поможет, если сейчас опять начнут мусолить эту старую историю с "Keating Five". И фраза Маккейна "Поздравляю, Джо, ты богат" после этой истории звучит несколько двусмысленно. :) Они там что, во всей Америке не могли найти одного действительно обычного сантехника?

Похоже, проверка бэкграунда является слабым местом республиканской кампании. :)

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