Joe the Plumber to Cover War

For reasons that are 100% unclear to me, someone has hired Samuel Wurzelbacher to cover the war in Gaza. No, really.

From AP:

Joe The Plumber is putting down his wrenches and picking up a reporter’s notebook.

The Ohio man who became a household name during the presidential campaign says he is heading to Israel as a war correspondent for the conservative Web site

Samuel J. Wurzelbacher says he’ll spend 10 days covering the fighting. (more… )

Jon Stewart and the Daily Show has more. Watch the whole clip, including Joe the Plumber’s answer as to how he will be protected while covering the war.

0 Responses

  1. When conventional methods fail, why not go the unconventional route ?
    The plumber may succeed a little where others, “more qualified” have failed…
    And because Joe is a plumber(given that this is true) does not mean that he is stupid..
    We shall see.

  2. So now Joe the Plumber, who wasn’t actually a plumber, is Joe the War Correspondent. Why not? That’s no sillier an idea than Sarah Palin as vice president. Or George W. Bush as president. America has become a place where any idiot can say they’re qualified for anything. Nobody has the balls to laugh them off the stage.

  3. Adrian –

    I guess it is because I don’t think that Joe the Plumber has any deep insight into anything. He has taken the spotlight and run with it. I don’t believe that his answers to reporters questions were thoughtful. Maybe it was the questions.

    You are right we’ll see.

    I wish him well.

  4. The reporters questions to Joe the Plumber..
    I know little or nothing about this…I hope he did better than Caroline Kennedy is purported to have done..

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