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Madison Snaps: October 24, 2008

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Credit:Kelly Osborn
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Today's image is titled LodiJoe and was photographed by Kelly Osborn.

These waning weeks of the 2008 presidential election have been full of the usual silliness, including the media ascent of Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, known to the world in the persona of Joe the Plumber. Despite being promoted mercilessly by the McCain campaign and its backers, though, this partisan persona of an American workingman in support of supply-side economics is not taking hold everywhere, including Wisconsin. The declaration, "This plumber pays taxes and is a vote for Obama," on the back of the minivan in this photo is but one response to the image being manufactured by Republicans in the campaign homestretch.

"I saw this van parked on Main Street in Lodi on Sunday afternoon," notes Osborne in the caption. "I just had to go back to snap this picture."

This is the latest entry of Madison Snaps: photos of Madison-area events and locations. The Isthmus group photo pool is the primary source for Madison Snaps, which are published here with the permission of individual contributors. If you are interested in having your photo eligible for Madison Snaps, please respond to the posting on the Flickr group page, or send a message. There is no compensation for Madison Snaps photos, which are © to the respective photographers.

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