Joe the Plumber won fame of a sort in 2008 after he challenged then-candidate Barack Obama as a proponent of vigorous government action. Now he says he's happy to be working at Chrysler, which was rescued during the Obama administration in 2009.
Joe Wurzlebacher says on his Web site that he has just started working at the Jeep plant in Toledo, Ohio, a union shop.
"Can a conservative work safely and soundly in a union environment -- in a shop filled with union workers, activists, voters and life-long supporters of the Democrat Party? You betcha," he says on his site.
"Yes, I have a Web site that puts out conservative news. Yes, I am part owner of a gun company. Yes, I'm a Republican who was cast into the limelight for having the temerity to confront Barack Obama on the question of redistributing wealth.
"But I'm a working man, and I'm working."