Joe Wurzelbacher lashed out Tuesday at former GOP presidential nominee John McCain, the man who made Wurzelbacher famous as "Joe the Plumber." Wurzelbacher told conservative radio host Glenn Beck that he felt "dirty" after "being on the campaign trail and seeing some of the things that take place." Recalling a conversation he had with McCain about the $700 billion financial industry bailout in September, he said: "I was angry. In fact, I wanted to get off the bus after I talked to him." Asked why he didn't leave McCain's campaign, Wurzelbacher said, "honestly, because the thought of Barack Obama as president scares me even more." Wurzelbacher had nothing but praise for Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. "Sarah Palin is absolutely the real deal," he said.
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