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.
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?