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Joe the Plumber trashes McCain in new book

Jake Turcotte

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Hey, Joe the Plumber is back.  And just like Bruce Willis -- with a vengeance.

You remember Joe the Plumber, aka: Joe Wurzelbacher, the unlicensed plumber who John McCain used as a prop in the waning days of his campaign.

New book

Well, he's got a book out (who doesn't?).  And in the fine tradition of Scott McClellan, he's biting the hand that fed him.  Or perhaps snarking down the whole arm.  We don't know.  The book's not quite out yet. He's just promoting it.

So he went on Glenn Beck's radio program yesterday to discuss "Fighting for the American Dream".  What can we expect?  The vaunted "inside look" at the campaign.  Why?  Because, according to Joe, he's smarter than most.

"I like to think I'm a little more educated than some out there in politics just because it is interesting to me," he said.

Hard to argue with that one.   There are very few other people interested in politics so it should be enlightening.

Campaign life

How'd he like the campaign?

"I honestly felt more dirty after I was on the campaign trail and saw some things that took place," Wurzelbacher said.

Like what?

He really doesn't say.  He was doing the "promote-a-book" thing where you tease someone with enticing parts of an expose' to get you to buy the book (which is out later this month).

The problem is, he didn't really have anything enticing to say.

Dead air

So Beck pushed him on it: "Tell me something about John McCain that I don't know."

Radio silence.  Followed by a lot of "uhhhh, ummmm, uhhhhh, well, uhhhhhhh....."


Finally, he came up with the bailout.  Yeah, that's the ticket.  The bailout.


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