WTOL: Cops Let Joe the Plumber Off With Warning

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Since there’s not nearly enough Joe the Plumber in the media these days, WTOL reports that Toledo cops pulled JTP over last week for doing 50 in a 35 mph zone, but let him go with a warning because "officers worried that issuing a ticket would reflect negatively on the city’s police department." 

Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher has of course emerged as the folk hero of the McCain campaign and a symbol to conservatives of Democratic candidates’ tendency to tax working folk. Wurzelbacher frequently rails against an overly meddlesome government. 

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The police report says Wurzelbacher was given a warning because a citation could have "negative repercussions to the department and city," reports the AP story. 

How’s that for laissez-faire governing?

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