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.