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Joe The Plumber Secures Book Deal

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One of the hilarious -- and sad! -- parts of Samuel "Joe The Plumber" Wurzelbacher's recent interview with CNN's Rick Sanchez was that moment where an exasperated J.T. Plumber whined at Sanchez, "Well, ask good questions then! Why don't you ask what I'm going to do now?" Awww! See, Joe The Plumber wasn't interested in being asked to account for whatever pseudo-intellectual swill was worming its way through his brain when he went out on the stump, with all of his opinions. No, no! Joe The Plumber just wanted to use the forum as a way of plugging all of his upcoming projects, like any good little fame-whore!

Well, one of those upcoming projects, as we first reported, was touted in the pages of today's New York Times. It seems that Wurzelbacher has secured a book deal with PearlGate Publishing. Is this for the book that he's been touting in advance of this deal on his website? Yes, apparently! (That website has a spiffy-new early 2000's redesign by the way, but buyer beware! The cost of a "Freedom Membership" has just gone up by a dollar!)

From the Times:

In an interview with Fox News Mr. Wurzelbacher said he could have signed a deal with a larger publisher. "But they don't need the help," Mr. Wurzelbacher said. "They are already rich. So that's spreading the wealth to me."

The book is going to be published on December 1, which, as Daily Intel puts it, is "an amazingly quick turnaround time." So much so that one can anticipate the book being either a compendium of Joe's typical hastily constructed "thoughtlettes" or a pop-up book about Bristol Palin's courtship and subsequent RNC-mandated shotgun wedding, for sad children.

Joe the Plumber Lands Book Deal [New York Times]
Joe the Plumber Gets Book Deal [Daily Intel]