Tuesday, November 25, 2008

We Were All Wrong About Joe

I put a poll on my blog a couple of weeks ago. I asked the question "How will Joe the Plumber make the news the next time?" Most of the responses were that he'd get a DUI, or show up in a "Where Are They Now?" article in a year. We were all wrong. Joe's got himself a book deal.

According to an article last week in the New York Times, Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, aka "Joe the Plumber," has signed a deal with PearlGate Publishing, a small Austin, Texas publisher, entitled "Joe the Plumber: Fighting for the American Dream." I'm sure it'll be riveting. Joe, who lied about buying the plumbing company and, well, wasn't actually a licensed plumber, seems to be among the "Reality-challenged," which makes him the perfect poster-boy for the Republican Party."

In the article, he says that he could have gotten a deal with a bigger publishing company, but "they don't need the help. They are already rich." Yeah, and when he was chosen last for sports teams, it's because they save the best for last.


Natalie said...

I can't believe I am seeing this.

SkylersDad said...

Attention K-mart shoppers, Mr Plummer, your 15 minutes are up.

Anonymous said...

I knew I should've been a plumber.

LegalMist said...

Can't wait to see the reality-challenged plumber on the talk shows promoting his book:

David Letterman: So, Joe, tell us a bit about your book.

Joe Plumber: Well, it has already won the Pulitzer Prize and is headed for a record run on the NY Times best seller list.

David Letterman: But Joe, the book hasn't even been released yet and the NY Times advance review panned it... Why don't you just tell us what it's about?

Joe: Well, it's *going to* win the Pulitzer and I just know that all Americans will want to buy this book so it's going to sell millions... anyway, it's an epic story about how I battled the forces of evil -- that's the press, you know, they were trying to spread lies about me and my candidate, John McCain -- and helped the Republican Party take back America so we can all "live the dream."

Letterman: But Joe, the Republicans *lost* that election.

Joe: Uh... they did?

Cap'n Ergo "XL" Jinglebollocks said...

Oh, THAT Joe! At first I thought you meant Joe Mama!!

purplelar said...


I should get a book deal. Maybe about the best year of my life. When I was five years old. Or maybe I could pull out that autobiography I wrote in fourth grade. I'm sure either one would be better than his lifeless story.

Joe "The Plumber" said...

I'm going to buy a plumbing business once my book is bought... And when pigs fly.

deadspot said...

To be fair, I assumed that you would have to be able to read before you could write a book.