There’s three things in this presidential campaign that really made me burst out laughing when I heard them.  The first was when Vice Presidential candidate,  Sarah Palin said “Its time that normal Joe Six-pack American is finally represented in the position of vice presidency.”  Palin said if she and John McCain win, they will “put government back on the side of the people of Joe Six-pack like me.”  Do you know what the definition of Joe Six Pack is?  From the Urban Dictionary:

Average American moron, IQ 60, drinking beer, watching baseball and CNN, and believe everything his President says.

Beyond the fact that every time I hear Palin speak I think of the movie Fargo, why is this statement either appealing or reassuring to voters?  I never understood why many Americans feel they have to vote for somebody they’d feel most comfortable having a beer with or somebody “just like them”.

The second hilarious thing was when McCain started talking about Joe the Plumber.  “Joe I will fight for you.”  I was cracking up every time McCain mentioned him in the debate.  Here’s a man I actually switched parties in 2000 to vote for in the GOP primaries making a joke out of his campaign.  He feels he’s so behind in the polls he has to pull this kind of publicity stunt?  Sad, and actually quite hilarious at the same time.

The third and final belly burster is that “Joe the Plumber” is actually now campaigning for McCain in Ohio.  Who the F is this guy?  If you start reading about him you’ll find he actually isn’t really a licensed plumber and never completed the apprentice program for plumbing.  IMO, McCain should fire the campaign advisor who suggested to make Joe the Plumber a celebrity.  The guy is already stumbling and bumbling and making an ass out of himself and McCain.

All and all, this appealing to the lowest common denominator of society makes me want to secede from the Union too.  Many times I think Mike Judge got it right.