Sell the Plumber Sponge, which cleans large amounts of connected water or washes when placed. Plumber Joe Type NPC Location Coordinates 5670-77 Location Pueblo Minimap (in Coordinates) Plumber Joe is an NPC store located at 56, 70, -77 in the village. After the final presidential debate, McCain and his running mate Sarah Palin frequently repeated the accusation in campaign speeches that Joe the Plumber would pay higher taxes under Obama-Biden's plan, although according to tax analysts neither Wurzelbacher nor the company he works for would actually be subject to higher taxes under Obama's tax plan. Since telling then-Senator Obama that he was interested in buying a small plumbing business, the McCain-Palin campaign gave Wurzelbacher the nickname Joe the Plumber.
Better known as Joe the Plumber, Wurzelbacher catapulted into the national spotlight and became a Republican icon after a famous encounter with Barack Obama. Wurzelbacher left the Air Force in 1996 and worked as a plumbing assistant, but later changed his profession and started working for the telecommunications company Global Crossing. Wurzelbacher was not a member of the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters (the national union of plumbers) and never worked as an apprentice. Joe the Plumber spoke of his new fame to the Associated Press, saying, “I'm like Britney Spears having a headache.
The campaign led him to make several appearances at campaign events in Ohio and McCain often referred to Joe the Plumber in campaign speeches and in the final presidential debate, as a metaphor for middle-class Americans.