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Not-So-Average Joe Makes TV Rounds

JoePlumber_10.16.jpgThat 15 minutes might just be stretched to 24 hours.

After making the rounds on the phone last night, Joe Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber, chose Good Morning America for his only network morning show interview. An ABC insider tell us GMA had “bookers on the ground” in Holland, Ohio, as did the other networks. GMA producers started working the phones during the debate and got through to Joe first, “and that’s how we got him,” says the insider, adding, “He said he’d do us, and he’s a man of his word.”

Wurzelbacher also held a news conference this morning outside his Holland, Ohio home which was carried live on MSNBC.

His brush with network news fame began 10 minutes after the debate ended last night with phone interviews on Fox Business network and a few minutes later on CBS. ABC’s Terry Moran also spoke with Joe by phone on Nightline.

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Joe The Plumber Calls in to FBN and CBS

Joe_10.15.jpgThe star of tonight’s debate was not Obama, or McCain or even Schieffer. It was Joe the plumber. Joe Wurzelbacher (shown at a recent Obama rally) is a plumber from Ohio. He was mentioned 15 times by Sen. McCain and 5 times by Sen. Obama. And about 10 minutes after the debate he was on the phone with Neil Cavuto on FBN and later with Katie Couric on CBS.

Cavuto: You are a pretty famous guy.
Joe: I don’t know about that. I am famous for 15 minutes then I will go away like everybody else.

Wurzlebacher said McCain “did a much better job” explaining his positions tonight than in previous debates. He doesn’t like Obama’s “share the wealth” tax plan. “You don’t redistribute my hard work,” he told Cavuto.

As for who he’s supporting, Joe told Couric he has an idea of who he’s voting for, but, “The nice thing about going into the booth, only me and the lever know.” Couric continued her conversation with Wurzlebacher on her CBSNews.com Webcast.

And you can bet there will be more interviews. Couric reported that three live trucks are currently parked outside his house in Holland, Ohio.