February 15th, 2010
06:41 PM ET
13 years ago

Joe the Plumber lashes out at McCain

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/02/15/art.joeplumber.gi.jpg caption="Joe the Plumber is finished with McCain."]Washington (CNN) - He was one of the faces of John McCain's presidential campaign in 2008, but Joe Wurzelbacher - better known to the world as "Joe the Plumber" - is apparently finished with the Arizona senator.

"John McCain is no public servant," Wurzelbacher said at a campaign rally Saturday in Pennsylvania for long shot gubernatorial candidate Sam Rohrer. Later, in an interview with Pennsylvania Public Radio, he dismissed the suggestion that he owes his fame to McCain.

"I don't owe him sh*t," Wurzelbacher said. "He really screwed my life up, is how I look at it."

"McCain was trying to use me," he said. "I happened to be the face of middle Americans. It was a ploy."

Wurzelbacher said he's also done with Sarah Palin because she is backing McCain's re-election bid in Arizona.

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soundoff (76 Responses)
  1. TM

    Joe, you WEREN'T a plumber. You asked a question WITHOUT knowing the facts. And you blame McCain because nobody believes your scam anymore?! You are a fraud and your 15 minutes of fame are long since over. You no more represent "Middle America" than Sarah "The Quitter" Palin does. REAL Americans WORK for a living.

    February 15, 2010 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
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