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Trading in the plunger? Joe the Plumber Photo: AFP
Trading in the plunger? Joe the Plumber Photo: AFP

Joe the Plumber to cover Gaza op

Ohio resident made famous by McCain campaign heads to Israel to 'let average Joes tell their story' about fight against Hamas

Associated Press
Published: 01.07.09, 22:03 / Israel News

Joe the Plumber is taking on a new job. The Ohio man, who became famous during the US presidential campaign after asking Barack Obama about his tax plan, is heading to Israel as a war correspondent for a conservative Web site called


Dubbed "Joe the Plumber" by McCain's campaign, Samuel "Joe" Wurzelbacher was held up as an example of an American worker who would be hurt economically by Obama's election.


Wurzelbacher says he'll spend 10 days covering the fighting and explaining why Israeli forces are mounting attacks against Hamas.


He tells WNWO-TV in Toledo that he wants "go over there and let their 'Average Joes' share their story."


Wurzelbacher later joined Republican John McCain on the campaign trail. At one stop, Wurzelbacher agreed with a McCain supporter who asked if he believed a vote for Obama was a vote for the death of Israel.


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