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Palin taps Joe the Plumber to plug WikiLeaks

Sarah Palin plunged into the WikiLeaks fiasco -- slamming President Obama as "incompetent" on Facebook and calling on Joe the Plumber to plug the embarrassing intelligence leak.

Palin amplified her mastery of U.S. foreign policy by issuing the following tweet: Inexplicable: I recently won in court to stop my book "America by Heart" from being leaked, but US Govt can't stop Wikileaks' treasonous act?

Analysts say the tweet elegantly demonstrates Palin's gift for combining ignorant soundbite politics with shameless plugs for her many products -- in this case pumping by name "my book 'America by Heart.'" (In stores now, and jam-packed with slams of everybody from Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton to JFK!)

Supporters argue it also illustrates her deep understanding of the similarities between protecting poorly guarded government secrets and suing a website to protect profits from a copyrighted book.

As for Joe the Plumber -- a fixture on the 2008 campaign trail as John McCain's favorite metaphor for pandering to the middle class -- sources say he's plugging his own book while mulling a run for Congress and developing reality TV projects ("America's Next Top Plumber" and "Flush Prince of Bill Ayers"). He's also thinking of actually getting his plumber's license.

The WikiLeaks episode has resulted in at least one area of bipartisan agreement -- that America got caught with her pants down, or at least her butt crack showing.

Posted on November 30, 2010 12:25 PM | Permalink

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