Hotair askes: Given the Bittergate fiasco and his image as an elitist, would The One really crap on a profession as quintessentially blue-collar as plumbing in a public setting, especially with the election so close?
Tucker Bounds, spokesman the McCain-Palin campaign:
It’s an outrage that the Obama campaign and the media are attacking Joe the Plumber for asking a legitimate question of a presidential candidate. This is why voters still have so many questions about Barack Obama. Instead of answering tough questions, his campaign attacks average Americans for daring to look at the reality behind his words.
Here's the video
Obama probably didn't want it to look like he was laughing at plumbers... but shouldn't a guy with such supposed judgment realize how it might be taken.
Also... since when is the questioner given more scrutiny than the politician answering?