Chicago,Il/ Plumbing News - Reaching out in conciliation, President Elect Barack Hussein Obama has hired iconic GOP spokesman "Joe the plumber" to fix a stream of embarrassing leaks originating from his transition team.
Joe Wurzelbacher, described by African-American Present elect Obama, as "my good German-American Friend", became a flash-point of GOP support as Obama made him famous trying to describe his "share the wealth" socialist policies on national TV.
Critics of the Obama Doctrine, say that offering Joe a job was payback after his life was made public knowledge when Democrat hacks accessed his personal files and gave him a more serious vetting than Obama gave Biden.
Obama spokesman said Joe's salary would be $249,999, thereby getting him under the Obama salary cap for outrageous additional taxation. VP elect Joe Biden indicated he thought the salary was $149,999, and Gov. Bill Richardson said he understood the cap to be $119,999.
Representative Charles Wrangle (sic), said "as long as he's on our team now, he don't have to pay no taxes!" Wrangle sets IRS policies on the House Ways and Means Committee, where he doesn't pay taxes his ownself. A sticky situation that could have meant jail time if McCain had been elected.
Meanwhile, Rahm Emanuel, the Democrat Rep. from Illinois, and orthodox Jew with close ties to Israel and Hollywood, said he's not so sure about Joe.
"I just hope he not a F******Nazi!" the notably profane former Board Member of Freddie Mac screamed at a staff meeting! His comments were promptly leaked to Fox News.
Joe's first assignment will be to monitor the personal bidet of Nancy Pelosi, John Murtha's urinal where he does most of his congressional business, and Barney Frank's Unisex stall where he personally hands out favors from his throne.
Joe said the job will be a challenge but that he's used to "dirty jobs!" He smiled when he recalled one of his earlier jobs hosing out porti-pottys on construction sites " It's kool, man, their shit is my bread and butter!"