The Matter with Kansas (I): Bricklaying Magnates


[I’m here campaigning] on behalf of Joe the Plumber and Rose the Teacher and Phil the Bricklayer and Wendy the Waitress.
(John McCain, Westerville Ohio, 19.10.08)

[W]hen Obama entered the restaurant a woman screamed “Socialist, socialist, socialist – get out of here!”… “Some of ‘em are just nicer than I am,” Fanning told the pool reporter when asked why she didn’t shake the senator’s hand but other members of her church group did.