As everyone knows by now, “Joe the Plumber” has now become “Joe the War Correspondent” thanks to a gig he landed with Pajamas TV:
“Joe the Plumber,” the Ohio man who shot to fame last year after he challenged then presidential candidate Barack Obama over his tax proposals, is morphing into “Joe the War Correspondent” and heading to the Middle East Thursday, he told US television.
Joe, whose real name is Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, will travel to Israel to report for US conservative website pjtv.com, giving the perspective of ordinary Israelis on the conflict in Gaza.
“I get to go over there and let their ‘Average Joes’ share their story, what they think, how they feel, especially with world opinion — maybe get a real story out there,” Wurzelbacher said late Wednesday on Ohio television station, WNWO.
But what you might not know is that he, unlike the Jews and Muslims who currently inhabit the region, he will be protected from potential harm because he is a Christian:
Is he scared that one of the Hamas rockets might have his name on it? Not really. After all, as he explained, he’s a Christian so God will keep him safe.
“Being a Christian I’m pretty well protected by God I believe,” he said