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The Plumber?

UPDATE: Forget this, jumped the gun. But read on. -Thers

I’m curious about plumbers. Specifically Joe the Plumber. Joe the Plumber is according to several news reports Joe Wurzelbacher. Who is Joe Wurzelbacher?

According to Ben Smith, and Ben Smith, this guy:

Two readers with access to the Ohio voter file say that Joe Wurzelbacher’s inluence on this cycle will be limited in one way: He doesn’t appear to be registered to vote.

Hmmm. Let’s check who in Ohio is named "Joseph Wurzelbacher." Nobody in the Toledo area, where the original meeting with Obama took place. In the Cincinnati area, yes.

Well, he says he has a small business. Any likely candidates in the Cincinnati area…?

Why, yes! (ed. removed link since the phone # was only one link in.)

Joseph Wurzelbacher



Also Does Business As:Joseph Wurzelbacher Cnstr Co

Interesting. The sales of the company? HOLY SHIT, THIS WAS JUST LOCKED:


Yes, that’s right — $120K UNDER OBAMA’S $250K threshold.

Now, who else are the Wurzelbachers? I dunno, but there is a Robert Wurzelbacher who has for years given a shitload of dough to crazy ass GOP wingnut candidates like Rick Lazio.

Guys, this was 20 minutes by Google. Burying the $130K difference was just gravy. Nice one, though…

UPDATE: Uh, folks, if you complete a free registration at Manta, you can see the info. For the record:

Year Started:1974

State of Incorporation:N/A


Location Type:Single Location

Stock Symbol:N/A

Stock Exchange:N/A

Also Does Business As:Joseph Wurzelbacher Cnstr Co

Est. Annual Sales:$130,000

Est. Employees:3

Est. Employees at Location:3

Contact Title:Owner

Screenshot above. (UPDATE: Meh, it’s late, screenshot can be posted by the more technically apt later)

Removed all identifying info like phone #s, of course. But this is all very, very public info. I’m certainly not going to check anyone’s countertops for granite, but I do check Google.

FINALLY: AH, NUTS. No go, this is the wrong info. Sorry, kids. Wrong company, the total is $510,000.

I go to the box and feel shame. Removed evidence of all but my screwup.

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