Monday, October 20, 2008

Joe the Plumber: the Director's Cut

Sarah Palin wrote me this morning:

During a recent campaign event in Toledo, Ohio, "Joe the Plumber" asked a simple question and got a surprising answer from the Democratic nominee. When he asked why Barack Obama's tax plan was going to punish him for working hard and living the American Dream, Barack Obama responded, "When you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."

In that brief exchange, the American people got to see what this campaign is all about ...
Unsurprisingly, this is untrue. The actual conversation was not this "brief exchange"--it was a 5 1/2 minute conversation. Here is the full video and transcript.

In the video, you can see Obama's breathtaking skills at work. He calmly explains his tax plan, fairly articulates the case against his own plan, and then presents the case for it, completely disarming Joe the Plumber. Obama's so amazing in this video, I half-expected the campaign to send this video around on their email list.

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