Joe The Plumber: Genius, Or Super Genius?

You know the opponents of gay marriage are fighting for a lost cause when even a bigoted doofus like America's Favourite Plumber tells a Christian publication it's all right if some states legalize gay marriage (not that he'd let homos near his kids). Of course, the best thing about the story I'm linking to are the quotables, like this one for example: "Queer means strange and unusual. It's not like a slur, like you would call a white person a "honky" or something like that."

Full piece here. (AP/Columbus Dispatch)

UPDATE: Helpful Dog Blog reader Observer says I should've posted the link to Sam "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher's actual interview in Christianity Today magazine. Sure, sounds good to me. Observer helpfully posted the link in the comments, but I'll put it right here where it's convenient.


observer said...

i prefer to read the story that the Dispatch's article comes from, Stephen, wouldn't you agree?

here's the link


Stephen Whitworth said...

I'll agree it would've been nice if I included that link in addition to what I put in there. Thanks you for the helpful contribution.

But no, I don't agree that most Dog Blog readers would prefer a link to the primary source in this case (though again, it would've been nice for me to include one.)

I went with the AP story because it nicely compresses the aspect of this story that's of interest to this blog: joe the plumber = a homophobic conservative who deserves to be blogged about sarcastically (did you read the quote about him "not letting gays near his kids?"), but also it's really interesting that he's taking a contrary position on gay marriage (he doesn't mind it) because it illustrates fault lines in this debate in conservative circles.

Thanks for the link, I'll add it to the original post.