Joe The Plumber Stands Up McCain On Live TV

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Ha ha John McCain’s new boyfriend is a terrible media whore! Joe the Plumber has successfully converted his 15 milliseconds of fame into a COUNTRY MUSIC RECORDING CONTRACT and a live televised shotgun wedding on November 4th to Sarah Palin’s sixth baby, “Trotsky,” on top of a melting ice floe.

With all that craziness on his schedule, Joe the Plumber obviously did not have time to go to the old nut’s rally, so John McCain just sits there saying “Oh Walnuts,” sadly.

Where’s Joe? [Ben Smith]

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  • Dave J.

    This is horribly pathetic, and I completely love it.

  • shortsshortsshorts

    Let’s consider that anyone could have been Joe the Plumber, anyone.. It’s like the raping of the American dream from within.

  • Deepthroat


  • frumious_bandersnatch

    Excellent. They can name their kid ‘Trucknutz the Nonredistributorist’.

  • Shadowfax

    I’m starting to feel embarrassed for McCain. It is about the 4th time this week I’ve actually felt sorry for him.

  • Neon Trotsky

    And the moral of the story is, there’s a little Joe the Plumber in all of us…

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go on national television and misrepresent my income, profession, and given name for 15 minutes of fame that I will milk for as long as possible.

  • Meth Lab for Cutie

    not the first time somebody got stood up by a plumber. it happens to mark penn about once a week when he clogs up a toilet.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Sorry John — he’s too busy hangin’ with his fellow celebrities, Brittney Spears and Paris Hilton.

  • Deepthroat

    now i haz to dew mor werk. i haz a sad. :(

  • misterfixit

    at least fox news isn’t picking on him for helping to promote the flow of shit

  • Kwame&#39

    Wow. You can’t jiggle the handle to fix that one.

  • southernbitch

    it sounds like there are 15 people in the audience. less, maybe.

  • Deepthroat

    (sorry misterfixit)

  • satyricrash


  • Darehead

    “Joe the Plumber has successfully converted his 15 milliseconds of fame into a COUNTRY MUSIC RECORDING CONTRACT…”

    Well, yeah. McCain’s slogan is “Country first.” Not, “ABBA first.”

  • Servo

    Joe the Plumber can eat a months worth of the “Drain Babies” in my tub’s trap.

  • Kittens

    I wonder if Joe will outsell Kathie Lee Gifford’s album…

  • Dave J.

    What’s the over/under on number of months until we read that Walnuts and Cindy have “all but divorced”? I can’t even begin to count the number of times she’s had to stand awkwardly behind Walnuts while he does something stupid on live TV. It would be a true miracle if she’s not on the pills again.

  • Neon Trotsky

    Eh, I’m also more of a Tito the Builder guy anyway…

  • echoman2000

    what’s up with cindy’s hair? is her brush under the bus or in the tank?

  • freakishlystrong

    I don’t want a little Joe the Plumber in me.

  • A Geek Tragedy

    How does Cindy McCain manage to be so unlikeable even when she is standing still and not speaking?

  • The Station Manager

    My friends, this is truly a man I could base an entire failing campaign on.

  • hockeymom

    [re=156050]Dave J.[/re]: you mean, go BACK to their normal living arrangement of “all but divorced”.

  • AnAdmirerOfThatOne

    Well, maybe ‘ol Joe knew something the rest of us didn’t after all. At this rate, with the new “real music” recording contract and the “real ‘Murica” tour, he will be making $250K next year. Don’t understand why he would bail on Walnuts now, since he could be the de facto running mate for the remainder of the campaign. Oh well, something for him to ponder when he goes back home and finds that the Repubs have denied him the right to vote because a $25K a year gubmint clerk from fake America entered his name wrong in the system.

  • Nikolai Vsevolodovich Stavrogin

    To close the circle of television-non-appearance screwing, Joe the Plumber must now appear on Letterman. Or maybe Letterman must appear on Joe’s album, I’m still working it out.

  • StripesAndPlaids

    McCain: ladies and gentleman, JOE THE PLUMBER! What? He’s not here? Miserable cunt.

  • ManchuCandidate

    People say I’m the head of the party
    Because I crashed a plane or two
    Although I might be laughing loud and hearty
    Deep inside I’m blue
    So take a good look at my face
    You’ll see my snarl looks out of place
    If you look closer, it’s easy to trace
    The tracks of my tears..
    I need Joe, need Joe

    Since you left me if you see me with another Joe
    Seeming like I’m having fun
    Although he may be cute
    He’s a real plumber
    Because you’re the fakiest one..
    So take a good look at my face
    You’ll see my snarl looks out of place
    If you look closer, it’s easy to trace
    The tracks of my tears..

  • lumpenprole

    Haha. No one likes Walnuts.

    Has Kristol weighed in on this yet? I’m sure he said something like “make Joe the Everyman of your campaign rhetoric. He’s perfect, obviously. No way in the world can this can backfire and turn into a distracting circus act. Oh, btw, I just heard that Drano tastes good.”

  • golliwog

    What am I say’in? God luv yah. You can tell I’m new at this.

  • shortsshortsshorts

    [re=156061]Nikolai Vsevolodovich Stavrogin[/re]: Nah… Joe the Plumber would back out of it after suspending his Veep bid.

  • HuskyMescan

    [re=156051]Neon Trotsky[/re]: I’m still waiting for Titogate. That guy’s Mexican accent is so fake, and I know, I’m a professional. Tito the Builder is not for real.

  • Rush

    Would it be too cutesy to say that, by his actions, Joe the Plumber is now “in the tank”?

  • NoWireHangers

    WALNUTS! flashes back to Prom Night 1834…

    Been around the world and I
    I can’t find my baby
    I don’t know when, I don’t know why
    Why he’s gone away
    And I don’t know where he can be, my baby
    But I’m gonna find him…

  • RadioFreeBabylon

    All decked out in his new Wranglers and flannel shirt (the “costume” picked by his GOP handlers to properly identify him as a member of the Village People) Joe was busy cutting up the body of Shepherd Smith into tiny little pieces.

  • StripesAndPlaids

    I guarantee you that Joe the attention whore would show up in an Obama ad if they paid him. Joe makes about $40k and owes back taxes. I think this is his one shot to make enough to pay his back taxes and buy that new snake he’s had his eyes on.

  • TeddyS

    “Hey, John, I’m sorry for missing my cue, dude. I was under the stairs nailin’ Palin. We gonna be the Repub ticket in 2012.”

  • Rush

    [re=156054]A Geek Tragedy[/re]:

    No sex since Reagan was alive is a likely reason.

  • Name Pun Phenh

    Joe was off saving Israel.

  • Darehead

    Where is Joe the Plumber? You picked a fine time to leave me, Loose Heal.
    Ten Thousand Undecidedtards and an election to steal!

  • Constitutional Riots

    John simply forgot that he had deployed Joe the Plumber to Arizona.

  • tremendous

    [re=156071]Rush[/re]: if not in it, then outside it, fixing it.

  • emberglance

    This is such a fine image I’ve made it my avatar. I am Joe.

  • Scarab

    McCain rally in a nutshell:
    “Obama thinks A, I’ll give you B”
    Followed by bored clapping and perfunctory cheering
    (repeat 30 times)

    You have to feel that by the end of the rally his supporters are more depressed than before it started.

  • Kinbote

    [re=156054]A Geek Tragedy[/re]: Redistributor, pleez. Don’t be hating on Cindy. You try standing up there all day, herding livestock with your mind, which is why Macca still has 46.6 percent of teh bittazez vote:

  • Dave J.

    Someone over at the liberal Kos internet website provides this hilarious detail about the crowd at that event:

    A local school district official confirmed after the event that of the 6,000 people estimated by the fire marshal to be in attendance this morning, more than 4,000 were bused in from schools in the area. The entire 2,500-student Defiance School District was in attendance, the official said, in addition to at least three other schools from neighboring districts, one of which sent 14 buses.

  • Rush


    You win the award for best reference to an old, 25-year old B- country song sang by a chubby guy with a white beard who still has a boner for Dolly Parton.

  • peteypete

    Someone needs to get himself a new Prop Master if production on this sad little movie is to continue…

  • Constitutional Riots

    [re=156080]Darehead[/re]: “Loose Heal” Very nice!

  • larz

    He’s just like Palin – pick him as your mascot and next thing you know he’s out buying wardrobes and getting an agent. He’s so much your average American.

  • Basye

    Even Joe the Plumber gets tired of hearing ‘The check is in the mail’!

  • gjdodger

    Bill the Weatherman
    approves this message.

  • Scarab

    [re=156090]Dave J.[/re]: I understand that next they’re going to bring in state prisoners to fill the seats at McCain rallies.

  • grendel

    I’m Joe the Plumber, Bitch!

    I guess that only makes sense if you know gossip and rumors about country music singers who do Monday Night Football theme songs…

  • el_burrito

    who among us has not been stood up by a plumber?

  • Airborne Toxic Event

    Please Grampa Simpson, just go back home and watch Wheel of Fortune.

  • Advocatus_Diaboli

    All you libruls will be terribly embarrassed when it turns out that J the P was singlehandedly beating’ Putin silly with a plunger and a monkey wrench, thus protectin’ us from that socialism CB has been warnin’ about.

  • springfield_meltdown

    With a name like “Joe the Plumber” he should probably be doing country novelty songs and touring with that real American “Larry the Cable Guy”. I hope Joe’s career spawns many hits about meth addiction and the woes of income redistribution for poor whites who win the lotto or become famewhores.

  • Johnny Zhivago

    We’re all Georgian plumbers today.

  • Aurelio

    The Principles of Plumbing:

    I. Hot is on the left.

    II. Poop goes down the shute.

    III. Pay day is Friday.

  • StripesAndPlaids

    [re=156093]Rush[/re]: Dude, where I grew up, that was a huge hit. I are a southern bitterz.

  • mdotsota

    How about that Joe The No Show? HENGH? HEEEENGH!

  • Johnny Zhivago

    Joe the plumber is in alaska fixing Ted Steven’s pipes.

  • StripesAndPlaids

    [re=156115]Advocatus_Diaboli[/re]: Or maybe he was busy snakin’ Sarah’s drain??? Wink, Wink? Nudge, Nudge? Say no more!

  • Tawmn

    This guy’s record will be a groundbreaker, that’s for sure.

  • Worlds End

    poor senile bastard

  • Captain Flaps

    Betcha’ that’s the first time McCain’s had to wait around for a plumber in his life…

  • spencer

    Maybe Joe the Plumber was actually plumbing at 10:30 in the morning. I am surprised that this guy’s ma$$ively successful two person business can be so sparsely attended by him.

  • dano

    [re=156036]Shadowfax[/re]: “I’m starting to feel embarrassed for McCain. It is about the 4th time this week I’ve actually felt sorry for him.

    Pity him if you must, but I will not waste a single second pitying this man. I for one can’t wait until Cindy decides she’s had enough and divorces him, leaving destitute and selling pencils on the street corner.

  • user-of-owls

    [re=156115]Advocatus_Diaboli[/re]: So, J the P was in the USSR KO’ing VP the PM on the QT?

  • TGY

    Obvs. he has some important plumbing or misrepresenting to do somewhere, whichevs.

  • sealhugger

    Oh wow, I actually find that quite sad.

  • user-of-owls

    [re=156122]Aurelio[/re]: IV: Jews make the best agents.

  • Undeterredbyreality

    This is so pathetic…I almost feel sorry for the old guy…then I remember that he picked Palin & sent her out to stir up the white supremacists, and that he lies about Hopey every time he opens his mouth, and that he promises to be respectful and then has his wife do his dirty work for him, and then I no longer feel sorry. I say he gets exactly what he deserves.

    Who’s gonna be around to clean up the mess he’s left after Tuesday? Not Joe the Plumber.

  • Giant Robot

    If all the internet tubes break right now and I never see another clip of anything in my life I totally don’t care. What could possibly top that?

  • grendel

    Palin / Plumber 2012

  • Worlds End

    [re=156155]grendel[/re]: Palin/Prision in a few months

  • Georgia Burning

    Betting your campaign on whether a plumber will show up on time?? No wonder Palin is jumping ship.
    BTW- that girl in the green jacket looks miserable. Either she needs to pee really bad or she found out the free sandwiches were gone.

  • Worlds End


  • Kinbote

    Missouri’s looking a little shaky, so Joe’s off warming up the crowd for the after-dinner Boxcar Willie Tribute Show in Branson.

  • Itsjustme

    [re=156037]Neon Trotsky[/re]: You forgot the part where they blame Barry for all the attention he is getting! Fuck me!

  • Giant Robot

    Joe the Plumber got himself an agent and surprisingly won’t be doing any more appearances on the McCain circuit. Coming out for Obama tonight will buy him another five days of fame – plenty of time for his agent can plan the complete failure of his first country album, the resulting spiral into alcoholism, and his 2012 comeback…

  • Itsjustme

    [re=156175]Giant Robot[/re]: Anyone bother to check with Nashville. I believe their recession starter earlier than the rest of the Country.

  • RubberSoul

    If you look up “awkward silence” in the dictionary, it plays this clip.

    How in the Hell is this guy getting over 40% of the vote?

  • Kinbote

    [re=156160]Georgia Burning[/re]: Mmmmm…. Green Jacket. Let’s roleplay tonight. You put that backwards B on your cheek and I’ll show you my big red Grampy/Starburst Thunderstick. We can talk about scrapbooking while we do it. Make that pewpewpew noise I like so much. Proper.

  • Kwame&#39

    Joe was just sighted at Neiman Marcus with Nicolle.

  • problemwithcaring

    Whaddaya expect from a a Maverick like Joe?

  • NoWireHangers

    Clearly Joe was trapped in The Tank and unable to escape in time for his appearance.

  • 3-legged Bloodhound

    Hey Joe – you’re in luck, I think Cindy’s faced just flushed.

  • mocowbell

    Heeey Joe. Where you goin’ with my election in your hand?

  • Truculent

    Joe was busy geting head from his toothless 13 year-old cousin

  • Kinbote

    From the Politico comments:

    Enough already, I am sick and tired of you snarky husseinites. Just shut up.
    Posted By: You Hussein terrorist supporters are evil | October 30, 2008 at 11:39 AM

    Like Pablo said: I am done with this.

  • huffybike

    Grandpa missed his nap again!

  • 3-legged Bloodhound

    Right after the awkward silence, SAM the non-plumber realized JohnnyMac was talking to him….too late. You gotta be smarter than that to stay number one in the number two biz….

  • dwarf74

    Joe the Plumber is the new Ashley Alexandra Whatever – he’s got to fit as much into his 15 minutes as humanly possible.

    How many whore diamonds do you think he’s worth, anyway?

  • GollyGeeWilly

    Joe should be kissing Obama’s ass for giving him this new found career.
    The great part will be because of this 15 hours of fame, it will push him into a higer tax bracket.
    Hahahahahahaha, it’s your own fault Joe!!!! NOW FIX MY POO FLUSHER!!!!

  • Serolf Divad

    “Where’s Joe the plumber? Joe? OK, he’s not here. But we do have Sarah Palin for you guys, Sarah stand up! Sarah? where’s Sarah? Not here either?”

    Meanwhile, in Joe’s van out back… [cue the “chacka chacka bwooomp bwoomp” porn groove].

  • blader

    If she’s out on parole, maybe upside down and backwards ‘B’ girl can take Joe’s place on the trail?

  • 3-legged Bloodhound

    [re=156247]Serolf Divad[/re]: ….then Cindy backs slowly out of the frame and is later seen sashaying over to Joe’s van….

  • lorne

    Is that Samantha Bee in the green coat behind him?

  • wolfy

    So…He’s saying everyone at the rally is a bald, tax evading, liar with a crappy job?

  • MMS

    No Joe the Plumber, but at least he’s got giant neon pink dildos.

  • Giant Robot

    …was having a great day… nice early buzz, making Halloween cookies for the little ‘uns, great clip of Walnuts on the Wonkette… I thought things were going well enough to do a little recon on the enemy so I tuned into Rush Limbaugh for a few minutes. Now I want to die. Creationism is as sane as these assholes get. It’s sooooo worse than I want to admit.

  • Servo

    Joe is casting his seed onto the dusty ground, folks.

  • PoliTacky

    Cheap Political Metaphor, where are you? Is Cheap Political Metaphor here with us today? Cheap Political Metaphor, I thought you were here today,” McCain said. When there was no response, he added, “Alright, well, you’re all Cheap Political Metaphors so all of you stand up!”

  • Godot

    McCain declaring everybody to be Joe the Plumber kind of reminded me of that one episode of Raw from years ago where Vince McMahon hired everybody just so he could immediately fire us.

  • Deepthroat

    PoliTacky: well played.

  • aleks

    Even Joe the Lieberwhore is making eyes at Obama.

  • binarian

    Ha. All your Cheap Political Metaphor are belong to us.

    Oh, and John? Gonna restore the auto industry in America? tsk. You forgot to take your meds again didn’t you….

  • Joey Ratz

    [re=156086]emberglance[/re]: What a fantastic website! First I thought it was a joke site, and then… Wow.

  • Rodney Badger

    Is there a Joe the Plumber scene in that Nailin Palin porno movie? There must be. Larry Flynt is guilty of porn malpractice if there isn’t.

  • aleks

    If only McCain had never run for president, then everyone would say “What a great candidate he would have been!”

  • Steeevyo

    I always loved Joe the Strummer

  • 3dollarbill

    until he actually ended with “Joe the plumber,” I supposed he might be having a senior moment, forgotten about Palin, and was looking around for his bff Leiberman.

  • 23 Skidoo

    Oooof! That gave me chills of the doosh variety. Cue the Price is Right losing horns. Ba bum ba bum, Waaaaaa!

  • East of Sweden

    Fuck, that was embarrassing. And bad publicity for Joe the Absent Plumber. Never hire him to fix your pipes.

  • DemmeFatale

    Oh, the poor man! How humiliating!

    (Slaps self in face.)


  • mocowbell

    Hey wait a minute. I thought we were all Georgians? Does this mean we’re all Georgian plumbers now?

  • palmerdawg

    [re=156050]Dave J.[/re]: That bitch’s always high! see that smile, you have to be fucked up to maintain that smile. she looks like the joker, without the heavy make up.

  • palmerdawg

    [re=156047]Darehead[/re]: Is ABBA from Sweden? That socialist country. McDraininthemembrain.

  • dball213

    If I saw John McCain walking alone in the mall, I’d take him to the security office until him family came and got him. Maybe get him a cookie.

  • Georgia Burning

    [re=156400]aleks[/re]: wish we could say that about Bush. Either of them.

  • flyingspaghettimonster

    oh, it’s like when grandkids don’t visit their aged grandparents in the old folks home on visiting day… makes me cry.

  • PoliTacky

    [re=156316]Deepthroat[/re]: McCain can just use the “Betty” The Cynical Asshole metaphor when referring to me on the campaign trail: “My friends, Obama has no tax plan for “Betty” The Cynical Asshole, and that is UnAmerican, my friends!” And then I can get a 3 book deal and a record contract, right? Why not? I’m just another random anonymous jerk who showed up at a political rally once!

  • lenniepickit

    Hi Wonkette!

    If you loved that you’ll love this even better – I had friend in Idaho e me a couple days ago to lay some long distance twang on a Joe the plumber song he wrote and when I went to check it out on you tube it was great to find out it’s probably the best one out there –

    BTW – we grew up together up in Alaska – my sis played basket ball against Caribou Barbie and my uncle still lives right up the road from her!

    Lets get this guy some hits for this and his humble little home spun video!

  • lenniepickit

    [re=156030]Dave J.[/re]:

    Oops – meant to reply here…

    If you loved that you’ll love this even better….
    I had friend in Idaho e me a couple days ago to lay some long distance twang on a Joe the plumber song he wrote and when I went to check it out on you tube it was great to find out it’s probably the best one out there –

    BTW – we grew up together up in Alaska – my sis played basket ball against caribou barbie and my uncle still lives right up the road from her!