I could really care less if I never hear from Samuel the unlicensed plumber's apprentice Joe the Plumber ever again -- in fact, I would be much happi
December 10, 2008

I could really care less if I never hear from Samuel the unlicensed plumber's apprentice Joe the Plumber ever again -- in fact, I would be much happier if I never did -- but this story from Politico is just too good to pass up. Apparently "Joe" grilled McCain on the Wall St. bailout out and came away, shall we say, dismayed.


Joe Wurzelbacher lashed out Tuesday at former GOP presidential nominee John McCain, the man who made Wurzelbacher famous as “Joe the Plumber.”

Wurzelbacher told conservative radio host Glenn Beck that he felt “dirty” after “being on the campaign trail and seeing some of the things that take place.”

Recalling a conversation he had with McCain about the $700 billion financial industry bailout in September, Wurzelbacher said: “When I was on the bus with him, I asked him a lot of questions about the bailout because most Americans did not want that to happen.”

“I asked him some pretty direct questions,” he continued. “Some of the answers you guys are gonna receive — they appalled me, absolutely. I was angry. In fact, I wanted to get off the bus after I talked to him.”

Not surprisingly, Joe can't get enough of Sarah Palin.

While Wurzelbacher was critical of McCain during the interview, he had nothing but praise for his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. “Sarah Palin is absolutely the real deal,” he said.

Do I foresee a Palin/Plumber 2012 ticket? This blogger can wish, can't he?

UPDATE: John Amato

Joe the Plumber is a hack and a total fraud. I know you know that already. I just like saying it. He's got his fifteen minutes out of McCain and then throws him under the bus. Without McCain he'd probably be trying to weasel some food stamps for himself. Now, he's working hard to cash in on that wingnut welfare. I will instruct my writers to not mention him again unless he's being frog-marched.

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