A clear sign that I’m not talking enough to people around the office (or someone is just keeping secrets from me) … I learn that the Independence Institute is courting a famous speaker for our summertime Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms Party by reading a Bill Husted column in the Denver Post:
Institute boss Jon Caldara says he’s this close to closing the deal to have Plumber (a.k.a. Samuel Wurzelbacher) as the speaker. [Joe the] Plumber would join a distinguished roster of former speakers, which includes Christopher Hitchens and Fred Barnes. Westword named the party the “Best Place to See a Drunk Conservative.”
One problem. Joe the Plumber announced last week that he was quitting the Republican Party because he is outraged by GOP spending.
“Well, I agree with him on that,” says Caldara. “It would just be fun to have him there.”
Short of landing center stage for Sarah Palin herself, Joe The Plumber would be one of the best possible gets for this year’s ATF.