I got an out-of-the-blue email this week from a fellow named Joe Wurzelbacher. Never heard of him? Sure you have. He's popularly known as Joe the Plumber. I first mentioned him on this blog back in 2009.
Anyway, Joe gave me his phone number and invited me to call concerning his website JoeForAmerica.com. Essentially he was interested in reprinting some of my earlier blog posts on his site. However we ended up having a delightful chat lasting over half an hour.
And the timing of his email and call was pretty ironic, because it just so happened that I was in the process of composing this weekend's WND column on the subject of blue collar America. And who better to represent that segment of society than Joe the Plumber?
Anyway, here's the column entitled Blue Collar Workers, Unite!, including some of Joe's answers to my questions.
And what's Joe like, at least over the phone? Extraordinarily nice. Down-to-earth. Practical. The kind of person you want as a next-door neighbor. I liked him a lot.