Meghan McCain on Joe the Plumber: ‘A Dumbass’
Jamie Kirchick interviews the incredibly resilient Republican pundit/daughter of the 2008 presidential candidate, who takes a swing at Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher.
Shortly before McCain sat for this interview, Samuel Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber, gave an interview to Christianity Today in which he complained about “queers” and declared, “I wouldn’t have them anywhere near my children.” Unprompted, McCain rails against the man her father’s presidential campaign touted as an American everyman and made a showpiece in the weeks before the election. “Joe the Plumber — you can quote me — is a dumbass. He should stick to plumbing.”