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Obama meets Joe the plumber

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Joe the plumber was the surprise star of the final US presidential debate, getting no fewer than 13 mentions in the opening minutes.

So who is this guy? His name is Joe Wurzelbacher, and it turns out he had a close encounter with Barack Obama a few days ago.

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