It's amazing just how quickly 15 minutes of fame goes by when you're having fun, but I'm not sure that "Joe the Plumber" (aka Sam Wurzelbacher) really enjoyed his hayride through media hell.
Nonetheless, Joe's cashing in while there are still few seconds left on the clock. He's got a website (www.secureourfreedom.com) that promotes and offers for sale his upcoming book. It seems that Joe wants us to believe (raise your hands now, American and give me an "Amen") that Joe the Plumber is turning into the Joe the Watchdog.
He's going to keep an eye on that Socialist who's heading for the White House. Being a "watchdog" is right wing code for "give me money on an on-going basis" - cause, after all -- you do want an unbder-employed plumber in Toledo to send you an email newsletter letting you know his thoughts on the current events of the day and the movements of any socialist Presidents who manage to slip by the American electorate, right?
Of course in addition to spending $15 for the book you'll want to also sign up for the annual membership at $14.95 a year (it renews automatically for the rest of your life) so that you can avoid terrible things like this from happening to you... (quoting from Joe's website pitch for his annual membership):
The other day, I was contacted by 72-year old man who pleaded with me to share his story with the media and politicians. He and his wife lost all of their savings in the stock market recently. They worked all their lives for this country and now they have nothing. Why? Because of corruption in Washington. That man asked me, "What do I do now Joe?"
So, here's my promise to Robert and the other Joes and Janes out there who have been failed by their politicians. I have formed this organization to bring together individuals who want to help others, while at the same time ensuring our government keeps answering our tough questions.
With your help, we can stop the government and banks from taking peoples' homes away. We can stop our elected officials from selling our children into debt with our enemies. We can help each other far better and faster than the government has ever been able to.
Please join me in taking back our country from the elites in Washington by selecting a registration option to the right.
Ka-Change! Joe's cashing in, offering:
- 1) Total Access to "Joe The Forum" where you may chat directly with Joe
- 2) Subscription to the "Joe The Blog" monthly newsletter
- 3) Free Shipping on all "Joe The Plumber" merchandise
- 4) Free Signed Copy of Joe's forthcoming book "Joe The Plumber" - Fighting for the American Dream (Paperback slated for release December 1, 2008)
- 5) Become an integral part of an American movement to restore our government to the people
Your $15 book purchase and additional $15 a year annual membership will help insure Joe succeeds in "taking back our country from the elites"?
Note: Wizbang Blue is now closed and our authors have moved on. Paul Hooson can now be found at Wizbang Pop!. Please come see him there!