So Joe the Plumber has turned to bite John McCain’s hand, saying that he was disgusted by the things that went on in the campaign bus. (I assume he’s talking about political decisions made there, not binge drinking and hookers.) Y’see, Joe has a book coming out, and he’s trying to gin up interest in it by making it sound like he’s got something really salacious to say. Now McCain was nothing but good and supportive to Joe, (at least in public) even going so far as to apologize for and “explain” away some the dumber things the plumber wannabe said.
Stuff like this is the reason people like Michael Jackson can’t have non-rich friends, and why Anna Nichole Smith hated her family. These people will say anything, and hurt anyone… friends and family included… for a chance at a few bucks.
But it won’t last for Ol’ Joe. Three years from now when the bank is taking his pick-up truck with the giant tires and foreclosing on his double-wide, I expect him to still be bemoaning how John McCain ruined his life by making him stand in front of a camera and tell lies to Barack Obama about how much money he made. Only then no one really will be listening.
In a completely unrelated vein, I am retiring the official blog side of the site now that I am writing “mini-blogs” every day underneath the comics. (Same kind of things you might find there, whatever subjects I happen to think about, but only occasionally and peripherally about the comic.) Anyway, if there is anyone who just doesn’t think they would be able to read a blog entry that had a comic over it, let me know so I can take that into account. I’d be interested in hearing your reasoning.
All of the old blog articles will be moved over, intact, so that you may still go back and read them. They will be searchable, in order, and found beneath the closest comic to the article’s date.