“Joe the Plumber” probably should have stuck with the pints last week and left the politics to people who don’t refer to things like hanging Connecticut’s senior senator.
Samuel J. Wurzelbacher – who’s been known as Joe the Plumber since the presidential campaign – was spouting off last week at an event Americans for Prosperity hosted in Milwaukee, called “Pints and Politics” when he made the statement, the Wausau Daily Herald reports.
He reportedly referred to Sen. Chris Dodd and asked, “Why hasn’t he been strung up?”
It’s no secret that Dodd’s had some popularity trouble over the federal government financial bailout, his mortgage from Countrywide and his Irish “cottage,” but a lynching?
The Connecticut Democratic Party shook off the comment and issued a statement on Dodd’s behalf.