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Joe The Plumber: Making the most of 15 minutes

Under the trite category of ‘you just can’t make this stuff up’, we are getting news of Joe The Plumber’s (aka Samuel Wurzelbacher) book deal and web site. Normally, I like to quote a few paragraphs to give our readers the gist of the story, and I will here, but please, I beg you, go look at his web site for yourself. And then add to the treat by reading the review at the Columbia University Journal Review. Seriously, this stuff will make you laugh so hard, it will cheer up your whole damn day!

Journal Review says:

Joe the Plumber’s latest small business? Apparently: himself. JTP’s deeply researched, carefully edited, thoughtful, and not at all hastily-put-together-to-capitalize-on-his-media-celebrity-before-it-expires treatise on The American Dream—written “with” spiritual novelist Thomas N. Tabback—is slated to be released December 1. Yes, of this year.

Joe has been a busy boy. Writing a book and putting up a website where you can read pearls of wisdom like,

We wish our new president blessings of wisdom and good judgment, and we pray he hearkens to our voice if ever we feel our American Dream is being threatened. It will be a loud voice, so good luck trying to ignore it.

And there’s the hope he offers all Americans,

With your help, we can stop the government and banks from taking peoples’ homes away. We can stop our elected officials from selling our children into debt with our enemies. We can help each other far better and faster than the government has ever been able to. Please join me in taking back our country from the elites in Washington by selecting a registration option to the right (emphasis Joe’s, not mine).

Your registration choices include either a FREE “We Are Joe” membership, or for just $14.95 annually, you can have a FREEDOM MEMBERSHIP. I don’t care what anybody says, “taking back our country from the elites” is a pretty darn good deal for only $14.95–and way better than $700 billion.

And particularly priceless, is humble Joe’s decision to spread the wealth around while single-handedly jump starting the economy by going with a small publisher (from HuffPo).

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. There’s a couple down in Texas. They are small ones that can handle like 10 or 15,000 copies. I can go to a big one that could handle a million or two. But they don’t need the help. They are already rich. So that’s spreading the wealth to me.

Wow, that’s right up there with the Palin periodical reading list, “any of it, all of it.” But Joe will not be exploited, no sir. And he promises the book won’t be fluff .

You know I will get behind something solid, but I won’t get behind fluff. I won’t cash in, and when people do read the book they will figure out that I didn’t cash in. At least I hope they figure that out.

I think Joe can be assured people will have him figured out, all right. The clock is ticking.



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