Having failed at stand-up comedy Joe the Plumber is back, endorsing Sam Roher for governor of Pennsylvania, and this time he's angry… at John McCain and Sarah Palin.
Here's the scoop from Pennsylvania reporter Scott Detrow, who snagged a few minutes with the man formerly known as Wurzelbacher. Not that anyone knew him then…
Wurzelbacher touched on several different points during his speech [for Roher], and many of them were surprising. He said he doesn't support Sarah Palin anymore. Why? Because she's backing John McCain's re-election effort. "John McCain is no public servant," he told the room, calling the 2008 Republican nominee a career politician.
I pointed out he'd just be plain old Sam Wurzelbacher of Ohio — Joe the Plumber wouldn't exist — without McCain. His response was blunt. "I don't owe him s–. He really screwed my life up, is how I look at it."
Wurzelbacher said, "McCain was trying to use me. I happened to be the face of middle Americans. It was a ploy."
The face of middle Americans! That's right, I'd almost forgotten that's what Joe the Plumber is.
I guess I got distracted by his stint as Rep. Joe the Charitable Plumber Author Foreign Policy Expert Billy Ray $40 Coupon War Reporter.
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