Monday, October 10, 2011

Plumbers seek to take over American politics

Everyone remember Joe the Plumber?  Well, he's back, and he's not alone.

It looks like the famous Joe the Plumber who asked a question of Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign, only to become a viral hit in videos and Presidential debates, has now decided to run for office himself.

The filing for "Joe for Congress 2012" was just submitted on Friday, and the scanned file does not yet appear on the FEC's site, and went without notice, to my knowledge, until a couple of hours ago.

The
statement of candidacy isn't online yet, but it lists Wurzelbacher in Ohio's Ninth District, which has been held by Democrat Marcia Kaptur since 1983. Wurzelbacher floated the idea he might challenge Kaptur in 2010, and there have been rumors recently that he might consider a run. - Capital New York.com

But we did say that more than one plumber is getting involved in the political realm, and that additional 'turd herder' is Walter Hillegass.

Walter Hillegass, 34, is an unemployed member of Local Plumbers 1 who lives in Jackson Heights.
He spent four days on the pile at Ground Zero in 2001 and said health problems related to that have prevented him from sleeping at Zuccotti Park overnight with the Occupy Wall Street protesters. But he said he's been there "on and off" for two weeks.


"We need to be the voice of reason," he said. - Capital New York

And there you have it... Plumbers, they can clean your drains, and drain the debt crisis blocking economic growth in America.

5 comments:

Joe was already famous but now he is getting more famous though these news. It would be hard for him to beat the politicians but I think he will make up.

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Plumbers and American politics – the two just don’t seem to go together, do they? I thought Joe the plumber, alias Wurzelbacher, didn’t even want to be famous or perhaps he has realised he actually liked the attention he was getting. And as for this Walter chap, he sounds like he’s just jumping on the bandwagon too.

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