Joe the anti-union campaigner

Joe the Plumber's 15 minutes are still not up -- now he's been enlisted for the fight against the Employee Free Choice Act.

Published March 26, 2009 5:45PM (EDT)

Samuel Wurzelbacher, the man better known as Joe the Plumber, has worn many hats. There's plumber, obviously, plus author, possible country star and reporter. Now, Greg Sargent reports, Wurzelbacher is getting back on the campaign trail. This time, he's stumping against the Employee Free Choice Act, the "card check" bill supported by labor unions and fiercely opposed by the GOP.

Wurzelbacher will be touring Pennsylvania at the end of this month, giving speeches in three places against the EFCA on behalf of an organization called Americans for Prosperity. The group ddin't hire him for any particular sort of expertise on labor issues, of course -- they're just hoping he'll still be a draw. “The public loves Joe the Plumber,” a spokeswoman told Sargent. “They see him as a role model.”

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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