It turns out "Joe the plumber", McCain's tool for attacking Obama, is not really a plumber and is not licensed to practice plumbing. He also is not an outstanding citizen either. He owes the government $1,200 in back taxes.
There is something known as 'due diligence'. Why couldn't have the GOP done some research before telling McCain to use the guy to attack Obama? Was it one of McCain's erratic decisions like the Palin pick as VP or did the GOP really screw up?