Joe in 2010
Joe the Plumber, whose real name is Samuel Wurzelbacher, is mulling over a run for Congress in 2010. Last week, Wurzelbacher told talk show host Laura Ingraham that he was thinking of challenging Democratic Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur in her Toledo area seat in 2010. "I'll tell you what, we'd definitely be in one heck of a fight but, you know, I'd be up for it." On Saturday, he confirmed his intentions in a further interview with Fox News but made clear that he has not yet had talks with Republican leaders in Ohio, who have previously said they would welcome him running.
And why wouldn't he? Aside from the fact that he's in his 14th minute of fame. Couldn't you just see the slogans now? "Rooting out corruption!" "Cleaning out the pipes of government!" "Unclogging the drains of Democracy!"
And as long as people are announcing runs at jobs they are in no way qualified for, I'd like to announce that I too am a plumber, and a dentist, an astronaut and also a third base coach.
Just kidding! I am more than qualified to be a third base coach.