Joe the Plumber is Joe the Author. Just like Joe isn’t named Joe and isn’t a licensed plumber, Joe isn’t a real author. Still, his book hits newsstands next month, less than six weeks after he was introduced to the public, ad nauseum, by John McCain. If you just can’t wait, you can buy a copy of the book (which is only released in paperback) on Joe’s charity’s website: Secure Our Dream.
Joe’s charity is only on the web; skin-deep seems to be the pattern for Joe’s life.
In case you’re wondering why it took so long, Joe, a.k.a. Samuel Wurzelbacher, delayed his book this long because he was A) refusing to put his name on “fluff”; B) looking for a publisher who would “spread the wealth” around; C) finding out you can’t get a very high price for your memoirs after your horse loses. We knew Joe would be putting a book out last month, but there’s no mention of the ill-fated Nashville publicist team. The plumber has taken a leave of absence from work and is identifying himself as “broke”. Still, he wants to “keep himself out there” (Joe is pretty out there), and has a burning desire to create his own charity. Evidently donating his non-existent funds to an existing charity isn’t good enough for the man who said he craved anonymity. After being too busy to campaign with John-the-candidate, appearing on the morning talk shows, and riding around in his very own Joe the Plumber bus, fading into the woodwork is about as likely as seeing the last of Sarah Palin.
An unknown: how the financially insolvent Joe is paying the Nashville publicity firm helping him with that pressing requirement “gotta keep out there’. Big news—keeping-my-money Joe is starting a charity. According to Joe, he can’t afford to start a charity, but he wants to fix the problems in his neighborhood, because the government just doesn’t have the time. Presumably, Joe is still against socialism, which, in his limited vocabulary, is defined as “Democracy”.
My question: Was Joe interviewed by email? It seems the only possible excuse for grammatical skills this poor—that, and the mainstream media’s disdain for idiots like Joe.
“I am not going to a conglomerate that way we actually can get the economy jump started. Like there is five publishing companies in Michigan.”
We’d like to say it ain’t so, but Sarah Palin is also keeping her face out there. Unlike the former, publishers are queuing up for the publicity-hungry governor. Alaskan law prohibits her from cashing in on her adventures, but would a maverick let a little thing like the law stop her?