JOE ON THE GO
He was famous for confronting then-presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama on the campaign trail in Ohio eight years ago, demanding to know the fate of working-class Americans. The moment was caught on video. Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, quickly dubbed “Joe the Plumber,” became an instant icon for blue-collar folk, and later ran for public office himself.
Mr. Wurzelbacher has just become a news executive. He has accepted the job of vice president for the Liberty Alliance, a private coalition of 80 conservative websites and news organizations which draw 2 million page views a day.
“I have turned down a lot of offers throughout the years, but when it came to Liberty Alliance, it was a no-brainer,” said Mr. Wurzelbacher. “Liberty Alliance is a big family with a lot of integrity, honor and loyalty to their customers. They will not compromise their values. Their word actually means something in the business world.”