Ohio, Dec.10 (ANI): Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, a plumber who acquired fame earlier this year for seeking answers from Barack Obama about tax cuts, has said that he has been left appalled by the stances taken on issues by former Republican presidential nominee John McCain, especially on the 700 billion dollar bailout package.
Popularly known 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 dollar financial industry bailout in September, Wurzelbacher said: "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 you guys are gonna receive - they appalled me, absolutely. 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 if he was "appalled" by the candidate, Politico quoted Wurzelbacher as saying: "Honestly, because the thought of Barack Obama as president scares me even more."
While Wurzelbacher was critical of McCain during the interview, he had nothing but praise for his running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
"Sarah Palin is absolutely the real deal," he said. (ANI)