I got in last night after a grueling transcontinental flight on an American carrier that’s decided I’m a security threat and managed to lose my luggage twice in two weeks (Delta). Understandably, then, I’m still jet-lagged. The killing in Gaza has provided me with plenty of reading material while I think about having to be up in a few hours to go to work.
I’ve been reading Ha’aretz a fair amount, which has led to this gem of a story:
Joe the Plumber is taking on a new job.
The Ohio man, who became famous during the U.S. presidential campaign after asking Barack Obama about his tax plan, is heading to Israel as a war correspondent for a conservative Web site called pjtv.com.
Dubbed Joe the Plumber by McCain’s campaign, Samuel Joe Wurzelbacher was held up as an example of an American worker who would be hurt economically by Obama’s election.
Wurzelbacher says he’ll spend 10 days covering the fighting and explaining why Israeli forces are mounting attacks against Hamas.
He tells WNWO-TV in Toledo that he wants go over there and let their ‘Average Joes’ share their story.
Wurzelbacher later joined Republican John McCain on the campaign trail.
At one stop, Wurzelbacher agreed with a McCain supporter who asked if he believed a vote for Obama was a vote for the death of Israel.
In case you were wondering what pjtv stands for, it’s Pajama Media’s online TV site. And just in case you’ve forgotten, PJ Media puts out the uninformed pap of people like Michael Totten, whose blog I try not to link to for public health reasons.
I can’t wait to see his dispatches!