Joe the Plumber on the Border: 'Start Shooting'

...and 'put a damn fence' up
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 15, 2012 10:08 AM CDT

(Newser) – Samuel Wurzelbacher, perhaps better known as "Joe the Plumber," has a border control solution: The US should "put a damn fence on the border going with Mexico and start shooting," he said Friday at a fundraising dinner for an Arizona state senator. Wurzelbacher, an Ohio Republican who hopes to score a House seat this November, continued: "I’m running for Congress and that should be a bad thing to say. You know what, that’s how I feel. I’m not going to hide it because I’m running for an office."

"I’m not worried about being politically correct," the candidate added. "That’s one thing that’s really scared us and really hurt us as a country is everyone is afraid to open their mouths, to say a little something funny." ABC News notes that Lori Klein, the politician the fundraiser was for, has made her own waves: Last year, while talking about her prized pink handgun, she pointed it at a reporter's chest to demonstrate its laser sight. As for Wurzelbacher, earlier this summer he linked gun control to the Holocaust. (Read more Joe the Plumber stories.)

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