Just days before the election, Mr Wurzelbacher insisted he would not seek to "cash in" on his fame with a lucrative book deal from a major publisher.
"Everyone came at me to write a book. They had dollar signs in their eyes," he told Fox News.
"You know I will get behind something solid, but I won't get behind fluff. I won't cash in, and when people do read the book they will figure out that I didn't cash in. At least I hope they figure that out."
The plumber-turned-election-fixture also told Fox that he was short on cash and unemployed.
I guess I can't fault the guy for wanting to make some cash. After all, that's a very American idea, isn't it?