Some really cool news about my Liberty Alliance partners just broke .  Joe Wurzelbacher famous as “Joe the Plumber” is now the Vice President, Public Relations for Liberty Alliance.  Joe called me last week to offer some neat ideas about how to expand Lidblog’s audience and to be totally honest I was impressed with his knowledge and creativity (although he didn’t share with me how to get a presidential candidate to talk about income redistribution in my driveway).  Actually the Obama interaction was pure luck, Joe’s new role at Liberty Alliance is not about luck it’s about talent and working one’s butt off.

The press release below welcomes Joe to LA Corporate management…and I am posting it here as my way of welcoming Joe also.

Welcome Joe (and just in case I have taken my cars out of the driveway).  I look forward to your advice and success. BTW now that you are working on making the LA sites better can you get me some TV gigs? (I will even shave).

“Joe the Plumber” Moves from Blue-Collar to Corporate V.P.

Joe Wurzelbacher, better known as “Joe the Plumber,” is stepping into a new position at Liberty Alliance, LLC as Vice President of Public Relations. Wurzelbacher emerged on the public scene in 2008, when a chance encounter on his front lawn with then presidential candidate Barack Obama, offered him the opportunity to question his tax-and-spend Socialist philosophy. This meeting broadcast around the world changed Wurzelbacher’s life, gaining him national attention and followers as “Joe the Plumber,” a straight-talking, blue-collar, middle class, hard-working American.

“I’m very excited to be part of Liberty Alliance,” states Wurzelbacher. “Liberty Alliance is a forward thinking company when it comes to social media, helping people develop ideas and working with them to be successful through building websites, content management, brand building and advertising.”

Dedicated to advancing Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, Liberty Alliance is one of nation’s fastest-growing private media companies with nearly 1 billion page views in the last year (over 100 million page views per month on more than 80 websites). Wurzelbacher’s website Joe For America has been a member since January 2013.

Liberty Alliance Founder and President Brandon Vallorani states, “Joe Wurzelbacher’s conservative convictions run deep. Since personally confronting Obama in 2008, Joe has taken his place on the national stage advocating small government and freedom for all Americans. It’s an honor to have him represent our company.”

Touring and speaking at hundreds of events across the country, Wurzelbacher has stood beside Herman Cain, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and Mike Huckabee, addressing issues facing our nation as the voice for the everyman American.

Wurzelbacher grew up in Toledo, Ohio, enlisting in the United States Air Force after high school looking for adventure, a career, and way to serve his country. During his service he learned practical skills including plumbing, which was his vocation in 2008. Since hitting the public spotlight, he has run for political office and worked in communications.

“I have turned down a lot of offers throughout the years, but when it came to Liberty Alliance it was a no-brainer,” states Wurzelbacher. “Liberty Alliance is a big family with a lot of integrity, honor and loyalty to their customers. They will not compromise their values, meaning their ‘word’ actually means something in the business world. And anyone that know me, knows that my word is very important to me.”