Big timin' it, JTP style!

If it wasn't so hilarious, it'd almost be sad. But, Joe the Plumber is in such great demand that he's actually able to renege on prior commitments for public appearances.

Mr. Wurzelbacher was listed as one of the celebrities scheduled to attend the Global Gaming Expo, which has turned into quite a big deal in recent years. Instead, however, he decided to make other appearances in Los Angeles. Oh, and then he has to go back to Dallas to work on his new book.

Go ahead and absorb that one for a minute. JTP is going to be writing a book, titled "Joe the Plumber -- Fighting for the American Dream". It's due to be released on December 1st. Given that he's writing this while doing all these public appearances, as well as working on recording a country album that may be released early next year, clearly this is going to be a tome on the level of My Pet Goat. (granted, he is getting assistance on this from a writer named Tom Tabback, who is so accomplished that there's not a single piece of his work on, nor does he even come up in a simple Google search.)

But deep in the Review Journal's piece is the real gem. Among the offers that have been thrown at Mr. Plumber are: show host, endorsements for plumbing products, clothing lines, guest appearances on TV and radio and as a political headliner.

OH PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE!!! Giving Joe the Plumber a talk show would be one of the greatest comedic events in our lifetimes! Fuck my two front teeth, all I want for Christmas is a Joe the Plumber talk show! I don't think it'd be possible to find any better way to expose the modern republican party as a bunch of idiotic, knee-jerk reactionaries than to give JTP three hours of uninterrupted air time - every day!

Between Mark Begich keeping Sarah Palin out of the U.S. Senate and a JTP talk show...well if this isn't proof that there is a benevolent God, then call me the Flying Spaghetti Monster!

(as an aside to Norm Clarke, the author of the Review Journal piece: I'm sure you're not used to writing political pieces, but you ought to get your facts straight. You said that JTP became famous when Obama explained that he wants to "spread the wealth" around by raising taxes on families earning more than $250,000 a year. His explanation was that we can "spread the wealth" by not raising taxes on people making less than $250,000 a year. It was a bottom-up answer, not top-down.)

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