Tuesday, January 13, 2009
What's Up With Joe The Plumber?
Joe Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber got his show biz start just a few months ago when he asked a question about taxes for small businessmen like himself at an Obama rally in Ohio. Joe 's star rose quickly and soon he was on the campaign trail with McCain and Palin, talking book deals and TV contracts and a political career. So much for plumbing-- actually, on closer inspection it turned out that Joe wasn't even really a plumber, did not own a plumbing business and actually owed back taxes to the state of Ohio.
Joe the Plumber's latest gig is as a reporter in Israel, covering the Gaza conflict for Pajamas Media He's been in Israel for three days now and so far has managed to report very little on the conflict, but has made a great start on getting publicity for himself and bashing the mainstream media. Let's see, Joe is a war correspondent who is criticizing war correspondents. Sounds to me like Joe has a little self-destructive streak going there. Check out pajamastv for the latest frontline dispatches. This guy is a genius at shooting himself in the foot.
Joe has already won an award for his journalistic prowess. Last night Keith Obermann gave him the Worst Person in the World Award.
I think Joe should give up TV Journalism and go straight for a political career. It's clear that's where his natural talent lies.