Perhaps it is unfair of me to lump "Obama Girl" with Sam "Joe (Not a) Plumber (Nor a) War Correspondent" Wurzelbacher
and She Who Can't Stop Talking
. After all, Amber Lee Ettinger works hard at a job she is actually qualified for, shows some competence, and can elicit an intended laugh. Her phenomenon still makes me wince.
While I regret the return of Sarah Palin to my little corner of the Web, please note that this cartoon the first appearance of the so-called "Plumber" in my work. I hope it's the last.