Joe the Author, Plumbing New Lows in Interest

I hope he sells enough books to pay his taxes. Ohio could really use it right now.

Joe the Plumber (no longer a plumber; first name actually Samuel) popped into our town yesterday evening to sell his new book and to remind people that he's still a plain and simple guy. Mission accomplished, on at least one of his missions.

About 11 people wandered into the rows of seats set up hopefully in the basement of a downtown Border's bookstore to hear Joe speak. Joe addressed them from behind a lectern and with a microphone, but that seemed unnecessarily formal.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/26/AR200902...

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Typical review, from a typical left-wing scandal sheet. The Washington Pist is primarily useful to line litter boxes, and nothing else.

Spoken like a guy who doesn't read the Post. Or doesn't know how to read.

From the article: He wore a gray long-sleeve undershirt and baggy jeans, and looked as if he just walked in from a construction site.

The Moonbat Litterbox Liner seeks to poke fun at Joe the Plumber by denigrating his appearance. I'd like to see Paul Farhi repeat his comment to anyone actually working a construction site. Farhi wouldn't dare, and for good reason.

As usual, SensorG weighs in with his attempt at intelligent commentary. Tell us SensorG, what was the title of the last book you had published? Have you even met a president or presidential candidate?

Samuel Wurzelbacher, AKA Joe the Plumber met The Anointed One and denounced his economic policies for what they are: Failures in socialism.

Mad Jack
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Does a Master’s thesis count as a book? Where as I wrote my entire thesis (200+ pages) and had to defend it to my peers and superiors, I’m guessing Joe had the help of a ghost writer.

Also, I’ve met a couple Presidential candidates in my life time.

You should already know the answer to that question. That is, if you really did write a thesis. Never mind successfully defending it.

No, SensorG, as much work as it takes to write a good thesis, the thesis isn't a book. However, allow me to extend my sincere congratulations to you if you're telling the truth here. Writing a thesis is hard work. Defending it depends on who, exactly, is sitting in judgment and how they're feeling towards you. I could easily see how defending your thesis to your peers and barely superiors might easily be more difficult than a group of older tenured professors nearing retirement. Competition, you see.

Mad Jack
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do you really thinking meeting one candidate by chance, and then another because he was being used as a media spectacle is really an accomplishment? something he should be proud of?

also.. he didnt really publish a book as much as a no name publisher looking to cash in on his media spotlight took his name and published a book for him.

don't give joe er... sam too much credit

I'm fully aware of the opportunity that presented itself to Mr. Plumber. However that might be, he did seize the opportunity with both hands and capitalized on it, and he's done a good job of that so far.

Mad Jack
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I believe Joetheplumber did use a ghost writer, he did not write the book himself. I didn't find any great insights from the excerpts I"ve read in his book (no, I did not buy it) - no more enlightening or intelligent than any opinion you may get from your garbage man, hair stylest, grocery store clerk - if you bothered (or cared) enough to ask. "Joe" has opinions, like everybody else - but they are no more brilliant or smart just because it is "Joe" that offered them up to print. He has no real background or education in anything he talks about - just his thoughts at large, but written by somebody else.
I recall "Joe" telling the media that he'd been offered a contract for his book with a much larger publisher than the one he chose, but he said he turned that publisher down. I find that pretty hard to believe, unless that bigger publisher was going to take a bigger cut per book sold - perhaps because it was questionable how well the book would sell? (no idea). I'm not familiar with his publisher enough to know for certain, but it wouldn't surprise me if he was self published as well (not hard to do).
At any rate, I can't imagine very many people willing to pay for a book just to get "Joe's" opinions & thoughts. There's too many smart, educated, experienced people who have books & opinions that matter, to really care much about what "Joe" thinks about anything. "Joe" markets himself as the common man - as if that would make people think he has some great insight that other, smarter people have not quite caught onto yet. My guess is that most posters on this board are more informed & have smarter opinions about this stuff than "Joe" could ever hope to have.

appears to be his terrorist buddy Bill Ayers. Maybe racist Oprah will have Mr. Wurzelbacher on her show like she did when she pimped Obama and "his" books, but I wouldn't bet on it.

From the article -
"..Wurzelbacher was scheduled to speak and sign books for three hours, but the Joe Show was over in 55 minutes. Total copies of "Joe the Plumber" sold: five."

If that's even accurate. How many books have you sold?

the opportunity for Sam to become involved in his whirlwind political experience, as well as the notoriety associated with this wonderful experience, I have to admit at this time that Joe the Plumber has stretched his 14 97/100th minute tighter than my grandfather and his wallet.

Sure, there was a better direction Sam should have taken to extend this moment in a more positive manner, but he's resorted to book signings.

Signing books.

Joe, you were an anomaly, not a fixture.

I hope you enjoyed the ride, buddy.

I respect he wasn't shy about confronting the Black Marxist Obama. However, if only he had owed far more in taxes and was buddies with the polished product of Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers and other dubious and dark characters, he could have been offered a position in Obama's regime.

david ben-ariel - YOU are a dubious and dark character. I say that with the deepest sincerity. I don't give "Joe" a lot of credit for having written a book - because he did NOT write this book he is promoting. He got somebody else to do the writing, so he's not much of a writer as far as I see it. That's kind of like somebody taking credit for being a wonderful painter, after they hired somebody else to do the painting. Nuff said.

And "Joe" has milked for all it's worth a simple question he asked & did not like the answer to. LOTS of people asked the candidates questions - but most did not turn it into a circus. What I find ironic, is that in the end, "Joe's" "business" would have done better tax wise, under Obama than with McCain - and in the end, "Joe" admitted he didn't care much for McCain - so there ya have it. He did say he still likes Palin - perhaps he has a bit of a crush on her.

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