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Joe the Plumber Leaving the Republican Party?

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In the words of Sarah Palin's speech writers, "Say it ain't so, Joe!" Time magazine reports that Joe the Plumber (does anybody care what his real name is anymore?) is readying to bolt from the GOP:

Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, tells TIME he's so outraged by GOP overspending, he's quitting the party -- and he's the bull's-eye of its target audience.

Wow, I guess Matt Lewis gets his wish. So, the incredible shrinking party just got even smaller. After catapulting Joe to stardom in front of Republican audiences, I wonder how John McCain feels at the news of this latest departure. Actually, I think Matt is right to some extent. To put it kindly, Joe is something of a loose cannon. As the GOP quickly found out after McCain used him as a campaign prop, this guy never met a camera he didn't like, and his views were so selfish that he made Ayn Rand look like an altruist.

Where will Joe and his outrage land up next? Maybe Bob Barr has placed a call, or Ron Paul (he's still a Republican, right?). Or maybe Joe will just ditch this whole politics gig once and for all. But how do you go Galt when you make less that $200K a year?

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