In fact, he’s a tea-totaler, and the guy quotes Keats in speeches. The worst offenders are The Onion and The Daily Show.
Could the characterization derive from the fact that he went to a public university as an undergrad, and a non-Ivy (the private Syracuse University) for law school?
Could there be, oh, an element of, I don’t know, CLASSISM to this characterization of Joe, particularly from The Onion, which is famously staffed by Ivy League types?
Nah…classism in the U.S.? What are the chances?
Nonetheless, there’s always good comedy to be found in copper wire theft. And yeah, I went to public school, too, so draw your own conclusions…