There were lots of remarkable moments in last night’s debate, but one of the most interesting to me was McCain’s sudden lurch at Obama about the latter’s encounter with Joe The Plumber (and Natural Law Party member, and Opposer Of Social Security). With his shoulders haunched, his face red, and his eyes bulging, McCain began spitting and whistling over what he said was Obama’s remark to Joe — namely, we need to spread the wealth around.
It was interesting to me because just moments before, McCain had blurted out his plan (if a 24-hour improvisation can be called a plan) to pay mortgages for people who can’t or won’t pay them. Now, set aside the fact that he also had promised to freeze spending, but isn’t it spreading the wealth around when you take money from the people who paid their mortgages and give it to people who didn’t?
Why yes, yes it is.