Joe in Jerusalem

Joe in Jerusalem

Joe the Plumber,” the independent truth-seeker who is really Republican, is not named Joe, and is not a licensed plumber, has arrived in Jerusalem to pursue his new career, Combat Blogger.

Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher of Ohio, former Exhibition Blue-Collar Specimen of the McCain-Palin Carnival tour, successful author and country music singer, is now blogging for the crack Investigative Combat Unit of Pajamas Media, covering the Gaza conflict from mere miles away.  Mr. Wurzelbacher is such a skilled journalist that he could dispense with all that observing, researching, and interviewing stuff and tell the Israelis what they should be doing the minute  he stepped off the plane, earning the affectionate local nickname “Goyishe Kopf.”*

The Jerusalem Post reports Mr. Wurzelbacher stopped scolding so-called “professional journalists” long enough to give an expert assessment of rocket-damaged residential plumbing in the city of Sderot:  “I’m sure they’re taking quick showers. I know I would.”

Some Israeli citizens seem genuinely fond of Mr. Wurzelbacher, especially those who speak little or no English. Perhaps they’ll keep him. Israelis have a highly-developed sense of ironic humor, and Americans could use some good luck for a change.


 *”Goyishe kopf” is Yiddish for “Gentile brain.”

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One Response to “Joe in Jerusalem”

  1. Joe the Journo, Man of Mysteries « NotionsCapital Says:

    […] the Plumber” is pumping out Gaza “news” for Americans. Media outrage over this calculated insult to capital-J […]

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