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Sunday, March 1, 2009

O Dear, Joe the Plumber is not doing very well as an author

Under the smile-triggering headline "Joe the Author, Plumbing New Lows in Interest," the Washington Post describes a local book signing by the temporary headline-maker and the man who ghosted his book.

The memoir written by Joe (real name Samuel) the Plumber is not doing very well, judging by the poor crowd that turned up to his little chat in a downtown Border's bookstore. It numbered one dozen, apparently, and just five stopped to buy the tome.

Altogether, it's a sad story. His radio gig ends in March, and he can't do any plumbing any more. If he messes up a job -- and people are bound to be picky -- it'll make the late comedy shows and derisive headlines. And he doesn't even like politicians, and that list includes McCain. So, what next? Construction, he thinks. Let's hope President Obama can fix the economy in time for that not to be a very poor choice, as well.


Rick Spilman said...

Obviously an example of left wing media bias. Joe's book reportly was one of the best selling tracts at the CPAC (Conservative Political Action Committee) shindig. He was a one of the keynote speakers and a major celebrity along with Ann Coulter and a fast talking 13 year who has also written a book. (I am not making this up.)

At CPAC Joe bemoaned a lack of leadership and speculating about running for elected office himself.

This is all getting funnier than the sitcoms.

Joan Druett said...

Good lord. What a giggle. Joe-the-Plumber vs. Sarah Palin would be a mind-boggling debate to relish in the primaries, if anything so unlikely ever came about. Is the Washington Post a leftwing paper?

Rick Spilman said...

"Is the Washington Post a leftwing paper?"

Those who hang on Rush Limbaugh's every word might say so.

Joan Druett said...

Ah, I see what you mean about getting "funnier than the sitcoms." :)