Just now on Countdown on MSNBC, they said that the ubiquitous “Joe the Plumber” (JTP) has hired a lawyer to organise a book deal for him. It’s not unexpected in a world where celebrity of any kind for any thing equals money, but it still makes me feel unwell. I realise publishers are trying to survive and they must latch on to the nearest JTP or OJ so that they have money to publish real writers, but it’s all quite sad. What would the book be about? Will it be his life story? How he grew up to be an unlicensed plumber attending an Obama rally and then all hell broke loose? Or perhaps full of his sagacious opinions on things like taxes and the financial crisis? He seems just about as all knowing as the next guy and maybe even the guys on the top making decisions. Why not? Why the hell not?
(It is now and this day has gone from really crappy to entry-level intolerable. Time to go back to bed and wake up to tomorrow and hope for the best. )