Never mind that dude Joe the Plumber, or Sam or whatever his name is from Ohio, and his delusions of grandeur. Let's instead give credit to Vic the Plumber who is (unlike Joe)
- a real plumber
- a highly successful businessman
- and a sailor.
Vic entered a Plumbing Apprenticeship Program and after several years of intensive plumbing education he became a Journeyman Plumber. As soon as he qualified for the next step, he became a Plumbing Contractor. Then he became a College Plumbing Instructor and finally a Plumbing Distributor.
In 1995 (three years before Google was founded) Vic started selling plumbing supplies via the Internet, and his company PlumbingSupply.com is now the web's leading and most popular plumbing supplier.
Vic still owns the company but has stepped back from many of his duties to enjoy other activities, including sailing. Vic owned a Catalina 250wk from June 2002 through October 2004, and then purchased a 2005 Catalina 34MKII. He now apparently spends a good deal of his time Sailing on the San Francisco Bay.
Vic also seems to have had the sense to stay out of this year's presidential campaign. Probably too busy sailing. Sail on Vic. You are the one really living the American Dream.