Joe the Plumber makes plans to be Joe the Recording Star

Joe the Plumber hit the jackpot. With a simple question to a Presidential candidate, Sam “Joe” Wurzelbacher became world famous after becoming the most oft mentioned subject in the last Presidential debate of 2008. While proclaiming that he doesn’t like the attention that resulted, Wurzelbacher did the natural thing and granted a few interviews and made a few public appearances with his candidates of choice.

But now, Joe the Plumber is hoping to parlay his accidental notoriety into something not at all to do with plumbing, taxes or politics. Wurzelbacher has hired a Nashville PR firm to represent him and is actively seeking a recording contract.

John McCain’s favorite talking point, Joe the Plumber, will take the next natural step in his career, evolving from contractor to … pop star. Obviously. Despite recent protestations that he doesn’t like the limelight, America’s newly minted everyman recently signed with a Nashville PR firm to “create new career opportunities, including a shift out of the plumbing trade into stage and studio performances,” reports Politico.

While any seasoned Angeleno knows that having an agent just means you have someone who’ll call in your restaurant reservations for you, it’s only a matter of time before Samuel Wurzelbacher (“Love the name, babe! Change it.”) bleaches his teeth, acquires the requisite arm candy (Kellie Pickler? Jessica Simpson?) and starts getting turned away from Foxtail.

What might “Joe the Plumber: The Album” sound like? If the past truly is prologue, as every pundit nowadays is so fond of saying, perhaps the story of another humble working man with dreams of musical greatness might shed light on Joe’s future. His name was also Joe, but he drove a taxi and lived in France.

[From Los Angeles Times]

They speak, of course, of Vanessa Paradis’ hit French song, Joe le Taxi, which I will not be able to get out of my head again all day. The song was about a normal Joe, a taxi driver who dreamed of being more, something bigger, of playing his saxaphone with Xavier Cugat. It really is a catchy tune, too.

Which is what Joe le Plumber hopes to be making. I can’t fault anyone for taking advantage of an opportunity when thrust upon them, heaven knows I certainly would. But you don’t start it out by complaining about the intrusion on your life. Wurzelbacher spent the first week after his name was pounded into the history books talking to reporters with an annoyed look on his face, relating how there was so much press around and his phone wouldn’t stop ringing. The second week he spent making the talk show circuit and Republican rallies. The third week he decided he wanted to win a Grammy. Joe, Sam, whatever your name is, enjoy it while you have it, because when you’re pushing that debut album on the American public, you’re going to be praying for the phone to be ringing off the hook and even a fraction of the press you’ve had the pleasure of this last month.

Conclusion by Mike

Politico is reporting that political celebrity Joe the Plumber has taken steps to pursue a recording career as a country music singer. Joe rose to fame a couple of weeks ago when he was mentioned by John McCain in the final presidential debate.

No doubt that Joe’s upcoming country album will feature songs that draw on his rich life experience and recent notoriety as a conservative spokesman. Here is a list of likely song titles:

Achy Breaky Water main

The Bald-Headed Stranger

Ring of Bathtub

Before the Next Faucet Drips

Grandpa McCain (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days)

Holding Wrench, Loving You

Kiss a Palin Good Morning

Ode to Johnny M

Cold, Cold, Faucet

Every Which Way But Loose (Stuck Pipe Blues)

Old Dogs, Children, and Water main Line

Coal Miner’s Plumber

Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Liberals

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  1. photo jojo says:

    Sweet fancy moses.

  2. stellapurdy says:

    As Steven Weber says, it shouldn’t be Joe the Plumber but rather Lucky the Bastard. What a joke. Wonder if McCain will continue to hitch his wagon to this fame whore

  3. elisha says:

    This guy’s annoying. We just aired a story this morning showing JTP inexplicably speaking at a campaign rally on stage. Meghan McCain was right behind him with some fist-pump action. I don’t even know why the reporter felt the need to include a soundbite from him.

    Even so, and the whole reason I’m commenting: I have to 100% agree with Ceilidh that “I can’t fault anyone for taking advantage of an opportunity when thrust upon them, heaven knows I certainly would.”

  4. vdantev says:

    More like “Joe the Fame Whore”

  5. hairball says:

    Joe the Plumber, just like one of and Six Pack Joe. Honestly, this is the absolute truth, I had a lot of respect for McCain BEFORE he decided he needed to sell his soul to Bush/Rove/far right.

    For him to cling so desperately to Joe the Plumber and call him out at a rally mistakenly only to have a not really a plumber make him look foolish is sad to me. What happened to the McCain I had known all these years? I hope he returns after he loses on the 4th.

  6. Trillion says:

    Does anyone believe this all spontaneously “started” with a simple question to a presidential candidate? Please.

  7. Kaiser says:

    Exactly, Trillion. He’s Joe the GOP Plant. And the McCain campaign is using him to spread some particularly nasty “Obama hates Israel” agit-prop.

  8. daisy424 says:

    I cannot understand the animosity for this citizen, just because he asked a simple tax question of a presidential candidate.

    Helen Jones-Kelly, state Department of Job and Family Services director who approved the background check is under investigation by Ohio Inspector General Thomas P. Charleshere.
    Julie McConnell, has been charged with Gross Misconduct for allegedly making an improper inquiry into a state police database in search of information pertaining to Samuel Wurzelbacher on Oct. 16. The clerk is under fire for making the inquiry for a non-law enforcement purpose.

    That said, I don’t agree with some of his political views.

    *edit, That link is a forum of hate.

  9. Kaiser says:

    @Daisy – So Joe the Plant is being vetted better than Sarah Palin?


  10. Ron says:

    Boy does this souond like a winner 🙄

  11. Syko says:

    Probably one of the least-deserved 15 minutes of fame in the world. Would I do it too, if the opportunity arose? You betcha.

    I don’t feel animosity for the guy himself, rather for the idiot politicians using him.

  12. kate says:

    he’s kind of like the bald paris hilton!

  13. brista says:

    I wish he’d go away. 🙁

  14. snappyfish says:

    What gets me are all the ‘I’m Joe the Plummer ads’ This man isn’t named Joe, isn’t a plummer, makes $40K, wasn’t buying a company, owes back taxes and isn’t paying his child support.

    Why would anyone want to claim to be the same?

  15. Kat says:

    Go Away Baldy. We are truly sick of you and your dumb comments.

  16. Kaiser says:

    Exactly, Snappy. So, in a way, he *does* perfectly represent the lying, hypocritical McCain “independent” voter. If “independent voters” donate money to the RNC rather than pay their back taxes or child support.

  17. daisy424 says:

    Snappyfish, the info that you posted was found illegally through Ohio State Gov. computers by state officials. Why would anyone care that much about this 40K per year ‘plumber’ to do an illegal backround check on him?
    “Cuyahoga County court records do not show any child-support cases involving Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher”. His child lives with him.

    We disagree Kaiser, I get it, move on.

  18. tigerlille says:

    Well, since he wasn’t really a plumber, at least he won’t be losing anything by becoming a failed singer.