Friday, October 31, 2008


Driving through Cuyahoga Falls, I spotted a white Ford Explorer with some sort of message written across its expansive back window. Upon catching up with the vehicle, I realized it was a pseudo-political statement: "I AM JOE THE PLUMBER."

Joe has become a celebrity during the current presidential campaign, thanks to his brief interaction with Barack Obama on the subject of taxation. The Ohio native recently endorsed John McCain, and has been appearing at campaign events with J-Mac around The Buckeye State.

For Joe Wurzelbacher, speculation has begun about a future filled with political aspirations, or a country music career. At the very least, it seems likely that he will author a book, or be featured in a made-for-television movie. Though one might wonder if his media stardom will last beyond next week.

Still, for the SUV driver, this was probably a chance to be noticed for one fleeting moment, while paying homage to a home-grown folk hero.

See you on Election Day, Joe...


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