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Joe the Plumber Responds to Meghan McCain's "Dumbass" Remark

Wurzelbacher described himself as a "dumb plumber" who nevertheless could understand the Constitution.

Last week, Meghan McCain responded to Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher’s claim that he doesn’t want "queers…anywhere around my children." "Joe the Plumber -- you can quote me -- is a dumbass," she said. "He should stick to plumbing." Not taking her advice to "stick to plumbing," Wurzelbacher showed up at an "Average Joes, Powerful Voices" event in Greenville, WI yesterday to speak to those protesting "taxes and government spending." But it appeared that he agreed, at least in part, with Meghan McCain’s criticism:

Wurzelbacher described himself as a "dumb plumber" who nevertheless could understand the Constitution. His themes and complaints in a 13-minute speech were similar to those voiced by speakers before and after him in the two-hour-plus event. He criticized wasteful government spending, lack of accountability, the disconnect between Christian values and politics, and political correctness.

Benjamin J. Armbruster is a Research Associate for The Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress.
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