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THE NEW YORK TIMES
October 17, 2008
One week ago, Joe Wurzelbacher was just another working man living in a modest house outside Toledo, Ohio, and thinking about how to expand the plumbing business where he works. But when he stopped Sen. Barack Obama during a visit to his block last weekend to complain about taxes, he set himself on a path to becoming America’s newest media celebrity and as such suddenly found himself facing celebrity-level scrutiny.