Just when I thought that we have all moved on, I had to read about this.
Joe the Plumber has hired a publicity team.
Yep. According to the Press Office in Nashville, whose clients include rockers Grand Funk Railroad and Eddie Money, Joe is now a celebrity who needs a press office. They will help him handle interviews and appearance requests that have poured in since he was mentioned during a presidential debate and quickly became a household name.
Just to refresh you a bit, this was a person who questioned Barak Obama about his tax program during a campaign stop. Sarah Palin mentioned him “Joe the Plumber” first during her big debate. She is still talking about him.
Well, Joe the Plumber turned out to be an unlicensed plumber with unpaid back taxes.
Unfortunately, the Republican ticket didn’t read about that story or chose to ignore it and they are still banking on “Joe the Plumber”.
John McCain referenced Plumber in Ohio the other day. Sen. McCain called on Joe the Plumber to stand up.
“Joe’s with us today. Joe, where are you? Where’s Joe? Is Joe here with us today? Joe, I thought you were here today,” McCain said during the rally.
But Joe pulled a no-show. No Show Joe.
McCain aides had said that Joe would appear with the Republican presidential candidate at his event however, Joe said it was “news to him”.
Seriously, who even cares about Joe. He’s as much of a plumber as I am (I have fixed a toilet or two, unlicensed). Owing back taxes makes me wonder why he questioned Obama about taxes in the first place.
I am wondering if Joe is even on the Republican payroll- from a distance maybe.
We are thinking about Joe so much that we are forgetting the facts, once again. We are in a recession and a questionable war. On Tuesday, we will be electing a new leader to fix things. Joe the Plumber will most likely be replaced by Joe the VP. And, then we can all move on.
Joe the plumber is really not a celebrity folks.