It turns out that the design of the new cap system that has temporarily plugged the blown out BP oil well in the Gulf was submitted (initially anonymously) by Joe Caldart, a plumber in St. Francis, Kansas.
|By: Tula Connell Friday October 17, 2008 1:00 pm|
Sen. John McCain, meet Joe the plumber. Unlike Samuel Wurzelbacher, Joe’s given name is…Joe.
And, unlike Wurzelbacher, he’s a licensed plumber.
Joe Moenck, a plumber in Zumbrota, Minn., is a member of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters (UA) Local 6—which, like all building and construction trades unions, has high professional standards for its members—such as making sure they hold a license to practice their craft.
Moenck was dismayed to see McCain repeatedly trot out “Joe the Plumber” during this week’s presidential debate with Sen. Barack Obama.