Frank Mahony: Whatever happened to Joe the Plumber Moron – Does anyone care?
Whatever happened to Joe the Plumber Moron – Does anyone care?
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He stands up at a political rally, says something that hits a nerve,
Another instant celebrity made famous through the continued dumbing down of America.
When the Joe the Plumber phenomena really got legs, it occurred to me that I will never be a household name. Frank E Boy the “computer guy/radio sidekick/smart ass” just doesn’t flow off the tongue as neatly as “Joe the Plumber.”
Of course, there is now a joetheplumber.com website. I’m sure 10,000 web savvy people all thought the same thing (instant web traffic) and one of them got it first. It’s is an “online resource for all your plumbing needs” – my guess is that the “Joe” of legend is in no way connected to the site. This is all fine by with because the more you know about “Joe,” the less you’ll like. If he is connected to the site, it’s another example of what an opportunistic slime-ball he is.
From moment one, Joe had an agenda. Who else shows up at both campaigns and somehow weasels his way to the microphone being allegedly undecided? Really, Joe is just another goof who was seeking his 15 minutes of fame like a typical reality television contestant.
After he weighed the issues using his finely tuned plumbing skills, he decided to support McCain and flew around the country with him. Like so many reality celebrities, when the 15 minutes is over, the only way to “cash in” is to do something sad and pathetic. Just weeks later, the leech has announced a new coming book out where he’ll be trashing McCain.
The famous plumbing business we all heard about was really a ridiculous story all along. An idiot who expected Presidential Candidates to “do something” to help him figure out how to buy a small business will never successfully run anything. He should have asked me.
How much have you saved for this purchase Joe?
Do you have a business plan or financial plan?
Have you looked into securing loans, financing or partners?
Were you turned down? Why?
I have an answer to Joe’s questions: To own a business, you’ll need to do the same things that smart, hardworking, frugal, savvy business entrepreneurs before you have done. Going to political rallies with an entitlement attitude and needy questions is not a solution. Joe will most likely never solve his “problem” because Business Darwinism is not on his side.
But wait – the story keeps getting better.
He believes that the experience has shown him he’s got the goods for politics. Recently on a radio show, he said (you can’t make this crap up) “I like to think I’m a little more educated than some out there in politics just because it is interesting to me.”
Frank E Boy counters - “I like to think I’m a little more educated than some out there in ‘Moron Spotting’ just because it is interesting to me.”
I urge, plead and beg you – DO NOT ALLOW anyone you know to buy a book from this scam artist. His 15 minutes is LONG over.
Let Joe the Moron disappear into obscurity without your hard earned dollars.
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