In 1993, American news satire organization The Onion wrote a fictional story of an uneducated forklift driver ('Roy Shybinski') who would address the nation on Rush Limbaugh Show. In 2008, John McCain decided to give 'Joe the Plumber' a role in his campaign. Soon, Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher would appear in various television shows to comment on American politics. Both fictional and real character come from Ohio.
The Onion. Uneducated Forklift Driver to Address Nation on Rush Limbaugh Show. [article]