Just When You Thought He Had Gone Away

Upon John McCain’s defeat in his presidential bid, I thought it unlikely that Sarah Palin would disappear and sure enough, released from the shackles of the McCain handlers, Sarah is talking (and talking and talking) to anyone who will give her an ear.

However, there was one fellow who I thought would fade into the obscurity whence he came, and that is one Samuel Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber. To my great horror, I was wrong. The research division of the Rutherford Lawson Blog (my wife) unearthed this web site for me this morning. To my horror, Joe is back and back with a vengeance. If any of my loyal readers can prove this web site to be a fraud (i.e. not actually endorsed by Joe) please contact me so that I can sleep again at night.

A message from Joe …

Congratulations to Barack Obama. The American electorate has decided that he will be our next president. As I have stated, I will honor and support my president, but there will be no free ride. When President-Elect Obama takes office in January, his term of service to the American people begins. We wish our new president blessings of wisdom and good judgment, and we pray he hearkens to our voice if ever we feel our American Dream is being threatened. It will be a loud voice, so good luck trying to ignore it.

via Joe The Plumber – SecureOurFreedom.com – Home

What I’d like to do is just be able to ignore Joe the Plumber but I don’t think he’ll let me.

Respectfully,
Rutherford

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How Will History Judge Sarah Palin

With apologies for the relatively poor production value, I’ve posted to YouTube my own little campaign ad for Barack Obama.

The Sienna Research Institute periodically surveys a cross section of historians and asks them to rank the Presidents of the United States. Using a ranking from 2002, I took every Vice President that succeeded to the presidency upon the death or resignation of the then sitting President, and I indicated whether they fell in the top 50% of their peers or the bottom. I then posed the following hypothetical: If John McCain is elected and does not complete his term, will Sarah Palin likely end up among the top 50% of all Presidents or the bottom? Seeing her face next to men like Harry Truman vs men like John Tyler gives you a gut feeling for the answer.

Respectfully,
Rutherford

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