Oct 20 2008
I would just like to point out that before he went to Toledo yesterday, McCain was campaigning in Westerville, Ohio, where he reportedly said he was campaigning “on behalf of Joe the Plumber and Rose the Teacher and Phil the Bricklayer and Wendy the Waitress.”
Here’s the thing, dudes. Westerville? My grampa used to live there, so I am familiar with the place. It’s not, on the whole, a poor town. Median income in between $70 & $80K, according to Wikipedia. It is in fact a ritzy bedroom community to Columbus, where people can live out in the country a little bit and still commute into Columbus to be lawyers and whatnot. In the subdivision where my grampa lived, people had maids and groundskeepers. Even today it’s on Money Mag’s list of places to live.
In other words, those waitresses McCain was talking about? Yeah, they probably commute in from downtown Columbus.
I can’t say I’m terribly surprised, but sheesh. I still don’t know when this “middle class” turned into the “upper middle class to pretty wealthy”.
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