"Joe the Plumber" Suggests Hanging Dodd - NBC 10 Philadelphia

"Joe the Plumber" Suggests Hanging Dodd

When Samuel J. Wurzelbacher speaks, he often incites anger

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    Joe Wurzelbacher said he "wanted to get off the bus" after talking about the bail out with McCain on the campaign trail. He angered people with his "queers" remark and now he's suggested hanging Sen. Dodd.

    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.

    “Unlike Senator McCain and Governor Palin, we don’t take seriously anything that Mr. Wurzelbacher says,” the Hartford Courant reports, citing Colleen Flanagan, spokeswoman for party.