In an interview with conservative talk-radio host Glenn Beck, Joe “the plumber” Wurzelbacher admits that he was used by the McCain campaign:
When I was on the bus with him, I asked him a lot of questions about the bailout because most Americans did not want that to happen. I asked him some pretty direct questions. Some of the answers…they appalled me, absolutely. I was angry. In fact, I wanted to get off the bus after I talked to him.
According to CNN “Wurzelbacher never appeared completely comfortable being used as a tool of the McCain campaign, and notably failed to show up at one campaign rally — prompting the Arizona senator to embarrassingly call out to him to no avail.”
Even so, Joe doesn’t seem to have learned his lesson since, despite his bad experience with the McCain/Palin campaign, he says that Sarah Palin is “absolutely the real deal.”