- 10.16.08 - 9:30AM
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- Alex Moaba
Kevin Costner as Joe the Plumber
You can see most events to ever happen in American history through the prism of a bad Kevin Costner movie. His films are intentionally designed that way -- produced & directed by Kevin Costner, they typically star Kevin Costner as an unassuming everyman who stumbles into the crossroads of extraordinary events and is forced to lead the people to the promised land. The New York Times once described his signature brand of over-the-top populist hackery as "mawkish jingoism."
So it's no surprise that there's already a Costner movie out there that perfectly captures the cosmic absurdity that was Joe the Plumber being mentioned 25 times during the final Presidential Debate of the 2008 campaign. Behold the inside story of 'Joe the Plumber,' as presciently told through the colossal flop Swing Vote...
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