Alpheus on Joe the Plumber
My advice to the Republicans: stay with this guy. Reveal him as the middle-class martyr he's becoming. This is the best chance McCain and company have had to throw a spotlight on the Left's double standards and utter viciousness.
UPDATE: Instapundit has a round-up of posts on the attacks on Joe the Plumber, who had the audacity to ask Barack Obama a question.
UPDATE II: From Ed Morrissey:
And Joe Wurzelbacher didn’t give a speech or make a commercial. He asked a question. He stood on a rope line, and Obama picked him to ask it. The Tanning-Bed Media seems to feel that they have a duty to expose every last part of Wurzelbacher’s life, but that asking Obama to explain his political partnerships with Tony Rezko and William Ayers, and his long friendship and financial support of rabid demagogues Jeremiah Wright and Michael Pfleger, are not just out of bounds but downright racist.:
So what have we learned from this episode?
Thou shalt not offend The One by asking him a question. Of any kind.
Anyone who questions The One will have to undergo a public pillorying of a kind unseen since the Red Scare, or perhaps the Inquisition.
The Tanning-Bed Media will happily participate in any inquisition, as long as it keeps them from investigating irrelevant issues like Obama’s ties to the Chicago Machine, William Ayers, ACORN, or his record on protecting infanticide.
Don’t ask questions. Don’t check the records of people running for political office, but do check the records of those who dare violate Rule #1. No dissent will be tolerated. Our political and media masters have spoken.
UPDATE III: More at The Corner