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Joe the Plumber is back (and he still can't stand McCain -- or Palin)

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(Read caption) Joe the Plumber (left) in happier times... Plumber announced today that not only does he still dislike John McCain but now doesn't support Sarah Palin, because she supports McCain.

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Well, if you thought after all this time maybe Joe the Plumber and John McCain might have buried the hatchet and begun anew, you'll be disappointed.

Sad news today from Pennsylvania. Joe the Plumber not only still harbors resentment toward Senator McCain but now he doesn't like Sarah Palin. It seems that magical Republican trifecta from 2008 has splintered even further.

Plumber (we gave up on calling him Samuel Wurzelbacher more than a year ago in favor of "Plumber" even though Plumber isn't a licensed plumber) was campaigning for a gubernatorial candidate in Harrisburg when he dropped the bombshell on one local reporter.

Palin = Bad

Plumber told Pennsylvania public radio correspondent Scott Detrow that his dissatisfaction toward the 2008 ticket -- of which he was a part -- has spread.

"He said he doesn’t support Sarah Palin anymore," writes Detrow. "Why? Because she’s backing John McCain’s re-election effort.

Biting the hand?

Yeah, but without McCain and Palin, where would Plumber be? That's what Detrow thought too.

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"I pointed out he’d just be plain old Sam Wurzelbacher of Ohio — Joe the Plumber wouldn’t exist – without McCain," Detrow writes. "His response was blunt. '...He really screwed my life up, is how I look at it.'"

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

You can read the rest of the disturbing story here.

Plumber's book

Well, it's no surprise really that Plumber still feels negatively about McCain. After all, he tore after the senator in that book he wrote last year (which you can buy for $1.35 new at Amazon). We'd pull out a quote from that book but we don't have it (and money's tight).

But the reviews for his book are great.

The top reviewer for the book on Amazon (five stars) writes, "I don't know how express to you the glorious joy of this book except to say that Samuel "The Joe" Wurlitzerbonker is to literature what David Hasselhoff is to music..."

While another reviewer, who also gave it five stars, says, "I purused [sic] Amazon's rating system for a bit and noticed that the "five stars" rating is usually given to authors such as Shakespeare, Thucydides, Edgar Allen Poe, or even modern hacks such as Hemingway or Pynchon. Five stars is clearly inadequate for Mr. Wurzelbacher's creation--I call it the Second Bible. I will petition Amazon to create a ten-star rating just for this book. Meanwhile, I will rate it at mere five stars for now."

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