Consider our good friend Joe ("the Plumber") Wurzelbacher.
- Gracious, Joe owes back taxes. (So do many, many Americans.)
- Goodness, Joe isn't licensed. (He doesn't need to be, unless he's a plumbing biz owner.)
- Land sakes, he's a registered Republican. (Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war!)
Oops. (Over 100,000 Google results as of this writing for "joe the plumber tax policy.")
Naturally, the Democrat response has been to demonize Wurzelbacher: suddenly it's the Hillary-protecting-Bill treatment (and they say Hill and Barack never talk any more!): find his tax records; investigate his family tree; publish his address; misrepresent how his current tax status impinges on Joe's original question; find anyone anywhere who has anything less than sterling to say about the man, and give them furrowed-brow airtime.
This from the penumbra-peering party that found a Right to Privacy in the Constitution.
Would that this sort of curiosity might stir in the Fourth Estate regarding Ayers, ACORN, Fannie/Freddie, Wright, et al.