Monday, January 12, 2009

Night of the Living Plumber

Lucy commented: "Please someone just make Palin and Joe the plumber go away."

I wish I could, dear Lucy, but it appears that Joe the Plumber, AKA Sam Wurzelbacher, is going to hang around like a nasty rash. He's got a new gig: correspondent for some outfit called PJTV, reporting from Israel about the recent conflict. Here he is talking to an Israeli reporter. The video is followed by a transcript of part of his comments. (Please be patient with the video--it took a few moments for it to load for me.)

I'll be honest with you. I don't think journalists should be anywhere allowed war (sic). I mean, you guys report where our troops are at. You report what's happening day to day. You make a big deal out of it. I think it's asinine. You know, I liked back in World War I and World War II when you'd go to the theater and you'd see your troops on, you know, the screen and everyone would be real excited and happy for them. Now everyone's got an opinion and wants to downer–and down soldiers. You know, American soldiers or Israeli soldiers.

I think media should be abolished from, uh, you know, reporting. You know, war is hell. And if you're gonna sit there and say, "Well look at this atrocity," well you don't know the whole story behind it half the time, so I think the media should have no business in it.


Joe, not only do you have but a tenuous grasp of grammar and of public speaking, you are talking about yourself. You're there as part of the media, you dumbass! At one point, standing in front of a pile of spent rockets, he had this to say:

I have thousands of questions but I can't think of the right one.

Great googly-moogly! This guy is traveling the world as a representative of the American media! For any of my readers outside the U.S., I implore you to not judge us based on Joe the Plumber. Please forgive us this trespass. I am mortified that this ignoramus is styling himself as some kind of actual reporter. "Media should be abolished from reporting." What?!

Isn't that kind know...what they do?

Oh my God, I am caught in a strange state of combined hilarity, disgust, and embarrassment. With a dollop of horror thrown in there. I don't know whether to laugh or vomit! Okay, I'll stick with laughter. I kind of want to hear more from him, because this is downright entertaining! In a train wreck sort of way.


  1. I heard about that last week...what a joke! Joe, the plumber, who isn't actually a plumber, guess he's not a journalist either! Then what the heck is he???

  2. << Oh my God, I am caught in a strange state of combined hilarity, disgust, and embarrassment.>>

    I saw a thing about this idiot on the news this morning, and I just KNEW you'd have something to say about it. It's such a flagrant example of someone abusing his 15 minutes of fame at the expense of those of us whom some may mistakenly think he represents. Embarrassed? You bet!

  3. Hi Beth,
    You know, I don't think I'd even trust Joe the Plumber to unclog my toilet, much less plumb the depths of the conflict in the Gaza Strip. Great Googly Moogly, indeed ...!

  4. Remember my earlier sentiments about stupid should hurt...they apply here to our media correspondent Joe (who isn't a Plumber). Little does Joe know the media itself has paved the way to showing us the reality of what happens behind the lines. That is, if you have enough courage to find out firsthand. Perhaps we should show him the movie, "We were Soldiers" with Mel Gibson based on true events. Journalist behind the lines finally brought the reality of the Vietnam War home.

    But I'm assuming Joe (who isn't a plumber) is neither well read or someone who would actually watch a movie based on true events. I'm betting the Twilight Zone or Matrix is more up his aisle. The day we are suppose to consider war something to cheer for, is a day we are truly lost.

    For someone who claimed he was unhappy with the attention McCain's campaign garnered him...he seems intent on keeping himself in the limelight. I can see it now a ballot in 4 years with Palin gunning for President and Joe filling in for the VP slot. It's laughable, insanity at it's finest. (Hugs)Indigo

  5. I don't know, he sounds crystal clear to me. The only thing that puzzles me is how he remembers newsreels of World War I.

  6. Great title! Maybe his intent is to point out how ludicrous war is...Okay, that's a load of crap. He's just too dumb to have had sense enough to say no when asked, "So Joe, or whatever your name is, want to be a journalist?" Eastwood says it best, "A man has got to know his limitations."

  7. im a brit so hadnt even seen this idiot much before hand,bit puzzled what reporters would do if they didnt report?? maybe make the troops cofee ya think?god,we got some pratts on our TV,but hey,i think he makes our lot look like take care beth,love mort xx

  8. I am caught in the same place as you are Beth. So much to say, it is like my head is overheating, and the only response I would give this guy is a swift kick in the arse!

  9. Sometimes people like him just need to move on...before they say something really stupid and embarrass us all, oh WAIT, too late! Why oh why have the put all the focus on this moron? Maybe because he is a moron, and in some sick way, he is entertaining. People wait to see what he will say next. Maybe he should be on Jerry Kelly

  10. I love your expression googly moodly !!!

    We really do have to laugh at so many things nowadays otherwise we woudl all go completely bonkers !!

  11. AAWWW, Beth, can't someone just ship them off to an island , or better yet an ice floe that never ends or is found. They make a good pair. Lucy


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