Sunday, May 9, 2010

Joe the Plumber Wouldn't Mind Punching Bill Maher

He used to be just Sam Wurzelbacher. But after hitting Barack Obama with a tough tax question as the then-candidate passed through his Ohio neighborhood in 2008, he became Joe the Plumber, the McCain-Palin campaign's favorite stand-in for middle-class America.

Since then, Wurzelbacher has published a book, spent some time as a war correspondent in Gaza, spoken at tea party rallies, and, recently, turned against McCain, who he accused of trying to use him. And as of Tuesday, Joe the Plumber has a new title: Joe the Elected Official. In a 38-24 vote, Wurzelbacher won a seat on the Republican party committee in Lucas County, Ohio. Read more here.

I think Joe the Plumber is someone to keep an eye on. His interview here indicates he is someone I would really like to meet and talk to. I liked a lot of his answers, some made me laugh out loud.

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