Remember That Un-vetted Idiot John McCain Dumped On Us?
In 2008, Joe was just another ill-informed, Fox-News-watching, GOP voter when he was caught on tape asking an ill-informed question, based on a pipe dream (get it?) of then Presidential candidate Barack Obama. That’s when the desperate John McCain campaign thrust him into the spotlight, granting him his 15 minutes of fame.
But, like so many ill-informed remnants of the defunct McCain campaign, that 15 minutes seems like it may never end. Unsurprisingly, Joe (who was never a licensed plumber in the first place), has never quite got around to starting up that fabled plumbing business. How could he? He’s been too darn busy!
After the dust of the 2008 campaign finally settled, “Joe” became a “writer”, a “war reporter”, and even briefly considered a career in country music. Ultimately, it seems that Joe’s main source of income for the last two years has come from speaking for lobbying groups and political causes, many of which are funded by corporate interests.
And now? Well…now he’s the official GOP nominee for Ohio’s 9th Congressional District. That’s right, folks, “Joe” could soon be plumbing (he he) the depths of D.C. politics.
This brings up a few interesting tidbits. As a candidate for office, Joe has had to file financial disclosure forms. As reported by Lee Fang at the Republic Report:
The disclosure forms reviewed by Republic Report indicate that Wurzelbacher has forgone plumbing for a career as a political speaker, one closely tied to special interests that might be looking for payback if Joe the Plumber becomes Joe the Congressman. The closest Wurzelbacher came to professional plumbing in the last three years was a speech to Wolverine Brass, a toilet-making company. He was paid $6,000 for the speech.