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Joe the Plumber Wants to Make Love to Washington


The Republican's Working Man hero Joe the Plumber could barely contain himself last night before a crowd of adoring, media-bashing conservatives.

"God, all this love and everything in the room - I'm horny," declared Joe, whose real name is Samuel Wurzelbacher.

The particular state of his libido was way too much information, certainly for the Sleuth. But she wasn't the only slack-jawed person in the room.

It seemed that all of those who were gathered in the ballroom of Washington's Grand Hyatt hotel for the Media Research Center's annual "DisHonors Awards" ceremony designed to bash the dreaded liberal elite media were stunned. Buzz immediately commenced.

"Did Joe the Plumber really just say he's horny?" "Did you hear Joe say 'horny'?" "Why is he horny and why is he telling us?"

And those were only the comments overheard at the Sleuth's table.

Joe was all hot and bothered over the standing ovation he received as he walked on stage to accept accolades from the top liberal media watchdog. Lee Greenwood's GOP country classic "God Bless the USA" boomed overhead as Joe, wearing blue jeans, a black t-shirt and a flannel shirt unbuttoned to his navel, strolled on stage.

After declaring he was horny, Joe mumbled a few other things about being the "token redneck" and the media loving him, and then sat back down in a sea of conservative luminaries that included G. Gordon Liddy, former Attorney General Ed Meese, radio talk show host Mark Levin, Fox News' Brit Hume and former House speaker (for half a minute) Bob Livingston.

The Media Research Center's DisHonors Awards ceremony was an evening of roasting the "most outrageously biased liberal reporting of the year." And it was also an evening of lampooning the mainstream media's treatment of President Obama, who the gala's hosts sarcastically referred to as "the Messiah."

Several members of the "lame-stream media," as Monica Crowley referred to them (er, us), won awards.

MSNBC's Chris Matthews won the "Media Messiah Award" for his famous Potomac Primary day comment that "I felt this thrill going up my leg." ABC's Bill Weir won the "Obamagasm Award" and HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher won the "Half-Baked Alaska Award for Pummeling Palin" for questioning whether Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, or her daughter Bristol, was the true biological mother of baby Trig.

By Mary Ann Akers  |  March 20, 2009; 7:35 AM ET
 
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Whatever happened to Joe the Plumbers lover Tito the Builder? Did they send him back over the border when they were done with him? What's left of hard core conservatism is just plain Bile. Maybe Hannity the Manatee (once his frotting addiction is addressed) will rise up to lead this stagnant pond water more formally than his nightly paranoid ranting. We'll see.

Posted by: NGrunge | March 20, 2009 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Joe the Plumber and Sarah the Ninny will be around to entertain us for years to come.

Posted by: ottoparts | March 20, 2009 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Ok,wait! You mean the Post actually pays somebody to go to this crap and write about this dribble?! Obviously, the recession hasn't hit the Post.

Posted by: jferrer62 | March 20, 2009 12:02 PM | Report abuse

"Ok,wait! You mean the Post actually pays somebody to go to this crap and write about this dribble?! Obviously, the recession hasn't hit the Post"


Awwwww.... poor widdle rightwinkie. Another fallen idol.

Posted by: artmann11 | March 20, 2009 12:09 PM | Report abuse

"Token Redneck?" No baby, you're the real deal...ignorant, uneducated and angry. I regret you, too, are from Ohio "Joe the Plumber." Please go back your soapbox at your favorite dive bar and spare the rest of us from your drivel.

Posted by: PrissyPatriot | March 20, 2009 12:12 PM | Report abuse

"The particular state of his libido was way too much information, certainly for the Sleuth. But she wasn't the only slack-jawed person in the room."

A Lesson for the Sleuth:
When reporting a story on Sam Wurzelbacher's horniness and libido - I wouldn't make any references to your "slack-jaw." But hey! that's just me.

Other than that - I think you're great.

Posted by: guptabrendan | March 20, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Joe the Plumber was sitting at a table with G. Gordon Liddy and Brit Hume???

Is it appropriate that Hume, who works for that "Fair and Balanced" cable channel, is at a right wing conservative gathering? And, with G. Gordon Liddy?

I find it truly amazing that these guys and women still worship this JTP cretin. They're all morons.

Posted by: Denjudge | March 20, 2009 12:48 PM | Report abuse

How could you do this to us, Mary Ann?

WAY TMI....

Posted by: ddrennon | March 20, 2009 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Jesus Lord if you're going to skewer the opposition at least get your facts right.

Matthews did not make his famous "thrill up my leg" comment on election day. It was February 12, 2008:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/02/13/chris-matthews-i-felt-t_n_86449.html

What a maroon.

Posted by: elvenstar522 | March 20, 2009 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Shouldn't he be called by the initials JTUTDP instead of JTP?

You know, Joe The Unlicensed Tax-Dodging Plumber?

Although that qualifies him for consideration in the Cabinet ... (sigh!).

Posted by: phoenixresearch | March 20, 2009 1:04 PM | Report abuse

If Joe the Plumber didn't get lucky last night, I heard Jonah Goldberg aka Doughy Pantload, say that Joe can come up to his place and flush his pipes anytime he wants!

Posted by: wirro | March 20, 2009 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like a very lovely evening. I'm sorry I missed Joe the Plumber, G. Gordon Liddy, Mark Levin, and their wild eyed friends. I'm sure the conversation was enlightening.

Posted by: danw1 | March 20, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

You're a maroon!!

Posted by: danw1 | March 20, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Never mind what garbage the POTUS spews on national television, concentrate on Joe the Plumber please.

Posted by: Mary24 | March 20, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Oh please, a raucous laughter ensued. Maybe in your prude corner of the audience there were gasps, but the video clearly indicates otherwise for what sounds like the vast majority of the assemblage.

If you're going to bash anyone, at least do it competently. I don't think even Fox News is this lame.

Posted by: 4br4h4m | March 20, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Thank GOD he wasn't running around in a toga, taking drugs and telling everyone one to make love not war!!!

Posted by: BinTN | March 20, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

If JTP was horny, it was only because he got to gaze adoringly at fellow horndog Bob Livingston, who lost his position as Speaker of the House after admitting he'd done "The Newt Gingrich Midnight Creep" without any regard for his marriage vows.

Typical hypocritical right wing Rethuglican.

Posted by: redballoon | March 20, 2009 2:15 PM | Report abuse

As one of the few Dem's at the MRC dinner last night, I'm writing in support of MaryAnn's commentary, which was spot on! But another comment which was flying around my table was that the MRC muckety mucks must have told Joe the Plumber to dress the part, ie: jeans, black t-shirt and flannel shirt - making it easier for him to mock himself as the "token redneck" in the sea of blue-blazer and tuxedo-clad conservatives.

Posted by: lisa312 | March 20, 2009 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Something tells me that The Sleuth is a) missing a sense of humor, b) horny and c) projecting.

Posted by: pabarge | March 20, 2009 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Yes we know that when Obama said he intended to "spread the wealth around" that the key story there was that Joe is really only Wurzelbacher's MIDDLE name and that he doesn't have an official piece of paper licensing him as a plumber.Glad that the Washington Post and the rest of the Obamamedia honed right in on the core issue there and cleared it up by election day.A job well done.A shame though that investors were brighter and paid more attention to Obama and his sophomoric ideology

Posted by: diana11777 | March 20, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Aww what's the matter Akers? Feeling a little salty that Joe is getting the same respect as any other journalist? He was only a plumber, certainly a plumber has no place among the brilliant intelligentsia of the teetering-on-the-brink-of-extinction newspaper industry. There's no way he could get into... Guilford College. I'm sorry, where is that? Is it accredited? No, I mean accredited to teach anything with real answers that doesn't involve "feelings". Seriously, get over yourself. I understand that you're bitter at your insignificance, but even this kind of low-blowery has become hackneyed in the past 8 years and won't earn you the dis-repute you so covet. Now off to obscurity with you, as soon as your half-dozen die-hard lefty defenders from Huff get their electricity turned off.

Posted by: bc125 | March 20, 2009 2:27 PM | Report abuse

"dreaded liberal elite media"

That's funny, because everyone knows that doesn't exist, despite this being at least the second smear article the WaPo has offered on JTP and despite Akers having a record of lying and misleading.

For some examples of the WaPo lying and misleading, see some of the entries here:

http://24ahead.com/s/sarah-palin-smear

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | March 20, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Len Greenwood?

Hey, Sleuth: Google it.

Seriously, it's a great way to re-emphasize the beltway bubble that you live.

Posted by: hoystory | March 20, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Umm, it's LEE Greenwood, not "Len." Afraid your redneck cred's going right down one of those fixtures Joe never actually works on.

Posted by: jussayin | March 20, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

No more crystal meth for you young man!

Posted by: BurfordHolly | March 20, 2009 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Well, if he's so "horny" why doesn't he just go f*ck himself?

BTW, he's wrong again... he's not the "token redneck", he's the Poster Child for Lying GOPER Morons Who Wouldn't Know The Truth If It Were Chewing On The End of His Plumbing.

Betcha didn't know there was a poster for THAT, Joe.

-Wexler

Posted by: WWWexler | March 20, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully we can turn this economy around and actually focus on solving the deeper, systemic issues for why we're in this situation. Obviously bad banking's a good place to start, but there are other issues, like global poverty, that have huge economic and geopolitical ramifications.

The Borgen Project (www.borgenproject.org) has some interesting insight into addressing the issues of global poverty, something we can remedy easily and sustainably.

Some interesting figures to ponder:
$30 billion USD: The annual shortfall to end global poverty.
$550 billion USD: The annual US defense budget.

Posted by: concernedcitizen1111 | March 20, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

bc125
He was only a non licensed-therefore not a plumber. Get your facts straight-oh that's right-cons don't need facts. They merely need to repeat the same lies over and over until they're accepted as facts.

Posted by: missgirl | March 20, 2009 3:43 PM | Report abuse

It's always lovely to read the comments of the Left--such champions of the working man. I guess that really only applies when he shuts up and knows his place--bowing to his intellectual and social superiors.

Posted by: VALady3 | March 20, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

I have a hard time believing that the Sleuth couldn't sleuth out the meaning of Joe's joke. I assume his reference to "horny" was a play on the awards that went to journalists for their "lusty" coverage of Obama.... ie: Mathew's "tingle up his leg" and Weir's "Obamagasm Award"

Posted by: dakotadoug83 | March 20, 2009 4:43 PM | Report abuse

"...whose real name is Samuel Wurzelbacher."

You know, this is a cheap shot. Millions of us were brought up using our middle names. No pretence, (I am from humble beginings) it was just the tradition in some families. I would bet just about anything that some of your personal friends go by their middle names. Isn't it kinds of silly to say that's not their real name?

Posted by: JamesD2 | March 20, 2009 5:36 PM | Report abuse

You know you're a redneck when,


you say you're horny in front of a group of conservatives.

Posted by: edlharris | March 20, 2009 5:48 PM | Report abuse

you know you are a redneck when you have lost more than one dog from a collapsing front porch and Joe the Butt Cracker has lost more than I can count. But I am a dog.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | March 20, 2009 6:58 PM | Report abuse

>> Joe, whose real name is Samuel Wurzelbacher.


His full name is Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, so it's not like Joe is somehow not his real name.

Your coverage of Joe the Plumber certainly confirms the claim of the media's "most outrageously biased liberal reporting."

Posted by: tlhenderson | March 20, 2009 7:24 PM | Report abuse

This guy is a total idiot. What else is there to say?

Posted by: mperezm | March 20, 2009 7:36 PM | Report abuse

"Jesus Lord if you're going to skewer the opposition at least get your facts right.

Matthews did not make his famous "thrill up my leg" comment on election day. It was February 12, 2008:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/02/13/chris-matthews-i-felt-t_n_86449.html

What a maroon."

She didn't say it was on Election Day, elvenstar. She said it was on Potomac Primary Day, Feb. 12. Try to read the text a little better before skewering somebody. I'm just sayin.....

Posted by: mandrake_3 | March 20, 2009 7:46 PM | Report abuse


It's always lovely to read the comments of the Left--such champions of the working man. I guess that really only applies when he shuts up and knows his place--bowing to his intellectual and social superiors.

Posted by: VALady3 | March 20, 2009 4:16 PM
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Joe is no working man. He is not a licensed plumber. He owes back taxes. He doesn't know what it means to work for a living.

I wouldn't trust him to fix my toilet because he'd let it overflow and leave the house.

Posted by: mperezm | March 20, 2009 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Aww what's the matter Akers? Feeling a little salty that Joe is getting the same respect as any other journalist? He was only a plumber, certainly a plumber has no place among the brilliant intelligentsia of the teetering-on-the-brink-of-extinction newspaper industry.

Posted by: bc125 | March 20, 2009 2:27 PM
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yadda-yadda-yadda and yadda. Like I said, Joe was not and never has been a real plumber. Anyone who has worked for an honest dollar knows he's a fake - a "horny" fake maybe - but a fake. Joe couldn't flush a toilet properly, much less really fix one. I'm an "elitist" compared to Joe because I can at least flush a toilet.

Posted by: mperezm | March 20, 2009 8:13 PM | Report abuse

I want to second mperezm's comment. It would be a healthy thing for American journalism if Mr. Wurzelbacher could be called by his correct name: Joe the Impostor. Maybe the Sleuth could take the lead here?

Posted by: LarryG3 | March 20, 2009 10:47 PM | Report abuse

Hey people who aren't loonie lefties on here -- why in tarnation are you defending this fraud? Both democrats and republicans should be distancing themselves from this guy.

Posted by: AlbertMountweazel | March 21, 2009 6:41 AM | Report abuse

Funny. A group coming together in full regala to give an award called the "Obamagasm" (Obama + orgasm, get it?), reaches for the smelling salts when their unbroken housepet pees on the floor by using the word horny.
What a trainwreck.

Posted by: jigsup | March 21, 2009 9:36 AM | Report abuse

Hey Joe: get a room!

Joe Wurzelbacher knows about as much about journalism as John McCain knows about economics.

Posted by: gregorybrian | March 21, 2009 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Joe is no working man. He is not a licensed plumber. He owes back taxes. He doesn't know what it means to work for a living.

I wouldn't trust him to fix my toilet because he'd let it overflow and leave the house.

Posted by: mperezm | March 20, 2009 8:05 PM

I am astonished at how many armchair experts there are on Ohio plumber licensing laws. In most states, individuals don't have to be licensed if they work for someone with a license. And, as far as taxes are concerned, the fact that there is a tax lien on your house does not mean you owe taxes--it means the government claims you do. And, unless you think government is flawlessly competent, you recognize this is a big, big difference.

Posted by: VALady3 | March 22, 2009 6:46 AM | Report abuse

It is just so funny that Obama was just tripping the neighborhood when he came upon Joe the Plumbers home and when asked a question that Joe the Plumber let it be known how he felt about the matter and it became instant motivation for the Left in this country to get down on the working class of this country who pay for the takers of this country. He is a hero to alot of Americans who slave in this country for the takers who don't want to work. Obama thought he was talking to some moron that he thinks all of us are and lo and behold Joe the Plumber is smart and knows exactly where he is going in life. He is the working man's hero and your voices tell me how non-intelligent you really are. Obama didn't get away with anything for he talked to the wrong regular guy on the street. LOL LOL It should have been one of you on here, for you seem to give non-intelligent answers.

Posted by: CJ13 | March 23, 2009 11:03 AM | Report abuse

"Media-bashing", indeed. The media bashes itself. It's to the point where we can't believe a thing we read in the left-wing media. The media is just an apologist for the current most corrupt government since the Grant Administration, except that Grant was "stabbed in the back" by those he thought were his friend, and Obama knows his friends are crooks. Where in the world you leftists get the unmitigated gall to print an article about "Joe the Plumber" when there is so much corruption in the White House is something more and more Americans are wondering these days. Grow up and print some news, not propaganda.

Posted by: rebart1 | March 23, 2009 11:27 AM | Report abuse

I guess Joe's use of the word horny, will take the media's attention for the next two weeks. God forbid they should talk about a budget that will quadruple the deficit or congressmen like Dodd who write TARP bills with unintended consequences or Congressmen like Murtha who is deeply in bed with lobbyists and pork.

Posted by: gerrypooh | March 23, 2009 12:04 PM | Report abuse

When Joe the Plumber went to the middle east as a "war corespondent" that should have given everyone a clue about his narcissism. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the authentic journalists, writers, television and radio reporters that work heroically to bear down on lies and corruption, to describe war torn areas, and tell us about the good ideas that people are making work. There are many who have given their lives, like Danny Pearle. The genuine journalist deserves our respect and gratitude.

Posted by: cats2 | March 23, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

President Obama first talked to "Joe the Plumber" on a rope line, which means JtP stood in line and waited for a long time to get to shake Obama's hand and ask him a question.

The author did not say who JtP was sitting with, only that he sat back down in a "sea of conservative luminaries".

The author got Lee Greenwood's name right.

What’s a maroon? (Other than a color or the act of being stranded on an island or something.)

Posted by: alaskan2 | March 23, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

I think the GOP should run Palin and Joe (the plumber) for president and vice president, respectively. These two seem to be the best the far-right, intellectually challenged troglodytes can come up with. The Republican Party should be afraid, very afraid about who is representing them these days. On the other hand, the Democrats must be beside themselves with joy.

Posted by: Diogenes | March 23, 2009 3:49 PM | Report abuse

If I were the media (or the Republican Party--of which I'm a member), I'd be embarrassed to even acknowledge that I knew 'Joe the Plumber,' let alone associate with him in any way.

But I guess there are a lot of people whom they think can relate to him ... Sadly enough, they could be correct, so guess they're stuck with trying to use him.

Posted by: marjtoo | March 23, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Please stop insulting our intelligence by even acknowledging that this idiot exists. Republicans have lost middle-of-the-road support because they are letting morons like JTP, Limbaugh, and religious extremeist define their party. Dump these idiots and give Americans something they can think about.

Posted by: alanhm | March 24, 2009 8:59 AM | Report abuse

Let's be honest, Joe the Plumber, Sarah "I can see Russia from my porch" Palin, Bobby "I helped chase the devil from a student ion collage" Jindhal, John "the Boner" Bonner, Mitch "The last remaining Confederate Sargent" McConnell, Billo the clown, Sean the slant head, Laura the weight obsessed, Anne the man, Rush the thrce married drugie & all the rest can have all the parties they want as long as they keep saying what they are saying.With the above group we could have 75 seats in the Senate & a few dozen more in the house, so if there is a place to sedn them money to keep them all going, I will be first to send them buckies....

Posted by: MrReal | March 24, 2009 9:49 AM | Report abuse

I think the GOP should run Palin and Joe (the plumber) for president and vice president, respectively. These two seem to be the best the far-right, intellectually challenged troglodytes can come up with. The Republican Party should be afraid, very afraid about who is representing them these days. On the other hand, the Democrats must be beside themselves with joy.

Posted by: Diogenes | March 23, 2009 3:49 PM

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I agree with you wholeheartedly.

Earlier today I attempted to post a comment in which I insulted bags used for feminine hygiene by calling Jindal one. As I used its proper name, my comment was blocked from being posted.

What I attempted to post was my delight in seeing Palin and Jindal being looked at as the best and the brightest that the GOP has to offer. Is that a riot or what ? Afetr Bush, no less. That is the gift that keeps on giving.

When the campaign for 2012 comes arund, the Dems should play Bobby's (Piyush, sounds like my toilet when I flush)littlew story about the rescue boats being held up because of insurance certificates. Christ, I'm smiling now remembering that idiot's spiel.

And Palin ? She certainly has enough time to drop another kid, hell, maybe her younger daughter will get knocked up by then and she can have the whole brood on stage again explaining her stand on sex education and proper parenting. Levi won't be there, though, he'll be too busy shootin' sh.it and being a f@ckin' redneck.

And maybe Joe the non-plumber can fix my toilet so that it doesn't make that Piyush sound anymore.

Posted by: dennissuper | March 24, 2009 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Who honestly cares what this egotistical, horndog poser/right-wing syncophant honestly thinks, does or says? He's without merit, without intellect and without talent -- just another useful idiot (like poster VALady) in the idealogical wars.
Time to go, Joe -- your 15 minutes of whoring yourself for the GOP are up.

Posted by: vegasgirl1 | March 24, 2009 7:27 PM | Report abuse

"Where in the world you leftists get the unmitigated gall to print an article about "Joe the Plumber" when there is so much corruption in the White House ..."
Posted by: rebart1


Corruption? Really, poster? Like, say, the corruption the GOP glady take part in for 8 years, from the Bush admin at the top to scum like Tom DeLay?
Go take your garbage to Free Republic, rebart -- it's about the moronic level you live at.

Posted by: vegasgirl1 | March 24, 2009 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Why waste time on this poor excuse for a joke. Send him to Alaska to plug the hole in the volcano so the ashes won't get in the Lipstick's hair.

Posted by: SWAMPYPD | March 24, 2009 10:09 PM | Report abuse

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