That gosh darn Kate O’Hare, she’s got the scoop again… and the REAL story.
Kate O’Hare September 26, 2012 1:47 AM ET
Mike Rowe is host of Discovery’s “Dirty Jobs” and the new “How Booze Built America,” airing Wednesdays, but he has a spin-off career as creator of mikeroweWORKS.com, a website and a movement dedicated to functioning as a PR campaign for traditional, hands-on jobs.
“I really believe,” Rowe tells Zap2it, “that part of the reason that three million shovel-ready jobs entirely imploded is the fact that [President Barack Obama] was trying to sell that notion to a country that doesn’t want to pick up a shovel.”
Back in early September, Rowe, as he did for the then newly elected Obama in 2009, wrote an open letter to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney about the state of work in America, stating, “If you read the whole thing, I’ll vote for you in November.”
While Rowe says he “will make no public endorsement, one way or the other,” it does appear that the former Massachusetts governor did indeed read the letter, as seen in this photo tweeted out on Sept. 6 by his traveling press secretary, Rick Gorka, with the note “Gov catching up on news after debate prep, incl. an interesting letter about skilled labor from @MikeRoweWorks“
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