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Joe the Plumber

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“I came back very cynical,” Joe tells us
of his recent visit to Capitol Hill.

‘Maybe I’ll Take a Chance’

Mayor Joseph Wurzelbacher? Governor Joseph Wurzel- bacher? Senator Joseph Wurzelbacher? President Joseph Wurzelbacher?

Could happen – as the man known to millions as “Joe the Plumber” tells us himself. Interviewed on Petoskey News- Review, the companion BlogTalkRadio program to the Petoskey News-Review daily newspaper in Petoskey, Mich., Joe says he’s pondering tossing his hat in the political ring at some point.

When host, and News-Review reporter, Noah Fowle asks, “Do you have any hopes yourself of running for public office?” Joe – who rocketed to fame during last year’s presidential election after questioning Barack Obama about the then-Democratic candidate’s tax policies – replies:

“It really just depends on – we need to grow the base of American people who become involved in their government, be they Democrats or Republicans. Ultimately we have the same goal, but we have the extremists on either side of the ball who seem to want to mess it up on us. So first we grow the base, then maybe I’ll take a chance.”

On Friday, May 1, Joe will be attending the Little Traverse Tea Party in Petoskey – one of the many grassroots tax protests that have sprung up nationwide in recent months.