Curiouser and Curiouser: Joe the Plumber and Kristin Wiig
It's been making the rounds today that Joe Wurzelbacher a.k.a. Joe the Plumber, was seen "canoodling" with Kristin Wiig at the SNL afterparty this weekend. (Gosh aren't you sad you weren't invited? What a party that must have been.) But! The guy who started this whole snowball was "McCain strategist" Martin Eisenstadt, also known as Mike Eisenstadt, also known as a prankster and hoax-perpetrator who was the first guy who purportedly linked Wurzelbacher to the Keating Five scandal.
But even Slate picked up the story about Joe and Kristin! You would think that someone on the Internet would check out this guy's credentials before repeating the story. But apparently there is a real Mike Eisenstadt, who works for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and has nothing to do with the trickster who has been posing as him online.
Either way, lets hold off our eulogies of Wiig's dignity until there is further evidence that this isn't just some big (weird) joke.
Maybe he thought she was Elisabeth Hasselbeck? Honest mistake: http://tinyurl.com/643mr5
I'm amazed by the incredible amount of public interest in both Joe the Plumber and Sarah Palin. Good or bad, they've become somewhat of a pop icon. With Palin, people are dressing like her to be and/or mock her all at the same time.
For instance, I found this video on dressing like Palin: