Signs of the Times

It's Joe the Plumber -- Quick, Call a Cop

We snapped this shot of "Joe the Plumber" while driving around town the other day. Well, it's possible this was just an enthusiastic supporter of Average Joes everywhere, and probably not the now-famous Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher.

If it was Wurzelbacher, back in his old Valley 'hood for a few days to escape the pressures of quasi-celebritydom, he probably shouldn't be driving. His Arizona driver's license is suspended and he still owes $727.90 in fines to Mesa city court. -- Ray Stern

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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.
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