Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher – better known as “Joe the Plumber” has decided to plumb his “15 minutes of fame” for as much as he can get. Wurzelbacher is so sure his personality is and will be in such high demand that he has hired a publicity firm to handle what he hopes will soon be a book tour and celebrity appearances.
The same firm that handles Eddie Money and Grand Funk Railroad has been brought on board by the former Alaskan resident. Yes, you heard me – Wurzelbacher used to live in Alaska and was the recipient of a speeding ticket in that state. What are the odds?
Talk about arrogance. He apparently thinks he will be so “hot” that the media and talk shows just won’t be able to get enough of him. In preparation for his national debut, he also cleared up that small problem of his back taxes, at least if it is the one and the same Samuel J. Wurzelbacher of Toledo who siddled in and asked Obama the now infamous question which led to the “spread the wealth” answer.
According to Ohio Public records, a “Samuel J. Wurzelbacher” paid his back taxes of $1,182.99 just days after his famous appearance on the campaign trail. The tax lien was released on October 18, 2008. What a coincidence – just a week after his rise to fame. Oh, oh, my conspiracy theory bent is showing.