Washington Post reports today that Republican party dashboard bobble-head doll Joe the Plumber sauntered into a D.C. bookstore Wednesday to sell his book.
Eleven people showed up to hear him.
Washington Post writer Paul Farhi sums up Joe's waning celebrity status:
"Now, only a few months later, he's kind of like a vestigial tail, a leftover artifact from a forgotten time. He's Clara Peller, Willie Horton or Gennifer Flowers -- names that are the questions in a "Jeopardy!" category called "Presidential Campaign Distractions." To his credit, Wurzelbacher is hip to the audacity of hype: "I get e-mails all the time from people asking me when my 15 minutes is going to expire," he grinned after his talk. "Sometimes they just write, '15 . . . 14:59 . . . 14:58 . . .' "Sounds to me like Joe has kinda known all along that he's a fraud. Unlike his followers over here and here.
Farhi also reports that Joe's appearance, which was scheduled for 3 hours, was over in 55 minutes. Total number of books sold: five.
Say goodbye, Joe! Some guy named Bobby Jindal is waiting in the wings!