Books McSweeney’s Explains 2008 Election Demographics
posted by October 23 at 16:00 PMon
In the form of a movie trailer script for something called AMERICAN DEMOGRAPHIC: THE MOVIE:
JOE THE PLUMBER: Hello, fellow small-business owner. I’m Joe the Plumber, and I’ve successfully plumbed your bathroom. I’m relevant to national politics for some reason.
SMALL-BUSINESS OWNER: What do I owe you?
JOE THE PLUMBER: More than $250,000 a year. Despite my name and salary, I’m neither a Mafia boss nor a porn star.
(JOE THE PLUMBER exits the store and drives off in a van made of Stradivarius violins and children’s laughter. Shortly, we hear a ding as ELDERLY JEWISH VOTER enters the store.)