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March 2, 2009

The easiest way to get a book deal these days?

It seems that if you want a publisher to make an offer, the quickest route is to make a fool of yourself in an atrociously public way. Examples include Joe the unlicensed, untruthful plumber who isn’t even named Joe; Ann Coulter, the insultaholic female (although some dispute this) Limbaugh wannabe; and now, to add to that list, we have the disgraced ex-governor of Illinois:

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich announced a “six figure” book deal with Phoenix Books this afternoon. It will be published in October.

Words fail me.

February 5, 2009

Off topic: Joe the plumber’s 15 minutes, still not up

Filed under: Commentary — editorialconsultant @ 3:52 pm
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Joe the plumber, political spokesperson, author, war correspondent, is back again, in yet another new role, advising Republican congress people on the economic stimulus package.

Which makes me think that Joe is our very own U.S. version of Britain’s Catherine Tate. He’s just as funny but perhaps not intentionally so.

For those unfamiliar with Catherine “I can do that” Tate, you’re in for a treat. Watch one of her best “I can do that” routines and you’ll see what I mean.

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