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On Joe the Plumber

His fifteen minutes of fame were up over a year ago, but he’s trying to nudge his way back:

Joe, also known as Sam Wurzelbacher, told an audience in Pennsylvania this week that McCain “is no public servant.”

“McCain was trying to use me,” Wurzelbacher said, according to public radio correspondent Scott Detrow. “I happened to be the face of middle Americans. It was a ploy.”

“I don’t owe him s—,” Wurzelbacher continued. “He really screwed my life up, is how I look at it.”

In fact, Wurzelbacher’s dislike for McCain is so strong that he no longer supports Sarah Palin simply because Palin will campaign for McCain’s re-election.

Is there any doubt that this moron is trying to co-opt Tea Party Nation for his own benefit?  That he misses the attention and the spotlight the national media gave him for that brief window during the 2008 campaign?

And, yeah.  Of course the McCain campaign was trying to use him.  At the time JTP came onto the scene the McCain campaign was reeling and needed a spark desperately.  He had no problem with McCain as a public servant to campaign for him the rest of the way as he did.

If Tea Party Nation welcomes Joe the Plumber into their fold, along with the birthers, truthers, etc., then they deserve to reap whatever they sow.

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