McCain Planning to Spend Time With ‘Joe the Plumber’

“I'm probably going to call him this morning," Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told Fox News Channel's Carl Cameron. "I thought he would probably be up late. I heard that his -- that his phone lines were pretty well were flooded. But I think we're going to be spending some time together.”

Interestingly, "Joe the Plumber" is not named Joe (his full name is Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher), and according to the Toledo Blade, he's not a licensed plumber.

The Blade also reports: "Linda Howe, executive director of the Lucas County Board of Elections, said a Samuel Joseph Worzelbacher, whose address and age match Joe the Plumber’s, registered in Lucas County on Sept. 10, 1992.  He voted in his first primary on March 4 of this year, registering as a Republican. Ms. Howe said that the name may be misspelled in the database."

Additionally, in December 2007, the Blade reports, "the Ohio Department of Taxation placed a lien against him because $1,183 in personal property taxes had not been paid, but there has been no action in the case since it was filed."

- jpt

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