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Joe the Plumber: McCain Used Me

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Joe the Plumber became a household name during Sen. John McCain's 2008 campaign, but now the man also known as Sam Wurzelbacher has harsh words for the former Republican presidential candidate.

"I don't owe him s---," Wurzelbacher said about McCain over the weekend. "He really screwed my life up is how I look at it."

Wurzelbacher made the comments at a campaign event for state Republicans in Pennsylvania, according to radio reporter Scott Detrow

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

He went on to say McCain "is no public servant."

He says he dislikes McCain so much these days that he can't bring himself to support Sarah Palin either because she is campaigning for McCain's re-election.

At the same event, Wurzelbacher made some comments supportive of Barack Obama, saying those who question whether the president was born in the United States "belittle and set back" the conservative movement.

He said he appreciates Obama for his straightforwardness: "I think his ideology is un-American, but he's one of the more honest politicians," Wurzelbacher said. "At least he told us what he wanted to do."

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