Joe the Plumber Hits the Capitol to Meet With GOPers

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February 4, 2009 4:59 a.m.

Your eyes do not deceive you — that was indeed Joe Wurzelbacher, a.k.a. Joe the Plumber, visiting the Capitol yesterday in coat and tie (tie and leather jacket, to be more exact).

Joe told reporters that he had met with Republican aides, ostensibly to offer his astute political messaging advice, but that no lawmakers were present for his visit.

When asked whether he had plans to see old pal Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Joe was non-committal. And when asked, wholly in jest, whether he planned to lay any pipe during his day in D.C., Joe was downright incensed. A moment of awkward silence followed the question. “All the puns have been made,” Joe warned the reporter who queried him.

I don’t know, Joe … sometimes the puns deserve to be made again.

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