Joe the Plumber—real name Samuel Wurzelbacher—the (sad) PR stunt John McCain tried to use to convey his ability to get down with the people, has apparently signed a contract with a Nashville PR firm that is eyeing an attempt to break Joe the Plumber as a country singer.
On Tuesday, Wurzelbacher joined country music artist and producer Aaron Tippin to form a new partnership that includes booking-management firm Bobby Roberts and publicity-management concern The Press Office to field the multiple media offers he’s received over the past few weeks.
Among the requests: a possible record deal with a major label, personal appearances and corporate sponsorships. A longtime country music fan, Wurzelbacher can sing and “knocks around on guitar” but is not an accomplished musician or songwriter, according to The Press Office’s Jim Della Croce.
I’m not sure what “knocks around on guitar” means (maybe he knows what it is, and can hold it to look like he knows what he’s doing), but I can’t imagine this is going to end well for Joey boy. If McCain goes down next Tuesday, Joe’s career will surely follow. [Politico]