Thursday, October 16, 2008
SO THE BIG QUESTION TODAY IS WHO IS JOE THE PLUMBER..IS HE RELATED TO THE KEATING FIVE SCANDAL ?
Go Read More at Helen Wheels. She has more on the fella....or click the title....
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Obviously, it's pretty clear that he's a conservative based on this interview. Republicans tend to bring in plants when they are in deep trouble. Remember Rocky Vaccarella, the "FEMA victim?" But is there anything else to Joe the Plumber???
The man has a last name, Wurzelbacher. Not a common last name. 162 results in a White Pages search in the United States, nearly all in Western Ohio (where he lives) The most well-known Wurzelbacher, was R.M. Wurzelbacher, connected to Charles Keating.
DemocraticLuntz's diary :: ::
New York Times archives, 1992:
"A son-in-law of Charles H. Keating Jr. pleaded guilty today to three Federal fraud counts in connection with the collapse of the Lincoln Savings and Loan Association and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors as they pursue their case against Mr. Keating. The guilty plea today was from Robert M. Wurzelbacher Jr., who had been a senior vice president of Lincoln's parent company, the American Continental Corporation of Phoenix, and the chief executive of an investment firm owned by Lincoln Savings. Mr. Wurzelbacher, who is 38 years old, is married to the former Elizabeth Keating, one of Mr. Keating's daughters.
Yeah, it's a bit of a stretch, but it nevertheless seems like a real possibility that they're relatively closely related (R.M. Wurzelbacher and "Joe the Plumber").
That is, given the extremely erratic campaign they've been running, I would not put it past them."
More From Suzie Q's Blog :
"From Martin Eisenstadt Blog :"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."
Daily Kos and Crooks& Liars has more.....and there is more Here...