Ordinary hard working doctors in a good for honest ordinary little town in southern USA today confirmed that honest hard working Joe The Plumber is in their care after a failed suicide bid.
Dr Gordon Honesty told ordinary hardworking honest folk that Joe has been struggling to come to terms with both fame and rejection, after his life was highlighted by Senator John McCain in the recent presidential election.
Joe's good for honest wife Madge broke down at a hastily assembled press conference in the very very busy hopsital.
"I remember the day fame came knocking on our door and ruined our life." she recalled. "After a hard day's night when Joe had been working like a dog,he was relaxing in front of the tv with a warm glass of milk and a cookie...next thing he was screaming..Madge Madge I have just become the symbol of McCain's election campaign!!" After that the phone never stopped ringing."
Madge then told reporters she had to leave as she was holding down ten jobs to make ends meet. "I work in the local supermarket, local bakers and here at the hospital...I have to be in surgery now we are removing a brain tumour..."
Joe turned to drink in order to cope with his new found fame. Dr Honesty confirmed that he had lost his small plumbing business he had worked so hard to build up. " He felt abandoned once the election was over, and took McCain's defeat personally. It was almost like the voters saying they didn't want or care for Joe....so he popped in the pills and drank himself silly." Honesty then showed several photos of Joe indeed being very silly around town
When asked for a comment, John mcCain said ..."who the fuck is Joe the plumber...do i know him??"