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Joe The Plumber Gets Testy On CNN

So, Joe The Running-For-Congress Plumber does not appear to be going away anytime soon.

In an early-morning interview, things got a bit heated when CNN's Zoraida Sambolin asked "Joe" about past statements that he had made regarding homosexuality.

POLITICO says that he "blows a gasket". CNN is a bit more diplomatic:
Asked Thursday what qualified him to run for office, Wurzelbacher noted his active political involvement.

"What qualifies me, one, I'm an American citizen," Wurzelbacher said. "Two, I'm very much involved in the process of what's going on. I guess my question would be, what qualifies the current politicians who are killing our country – Republicans and Democrats alike."

He added he thought the qualification question seemed "silly."

When confronted with past statements proclaiming "queer" not to be a derogatory term and suggesting he wouldn't allow gay people around his children, Wurzelbacher accused CNN of asking a "gotcha question."

"So this is TMZ, this isn't CNN, is what you're saying," Wurzelbacher shot at host Zoraida Sambolin.

Pressed further to explain whether or not he still held the same views toward homosexuals, Wurzelbacher explained his focus was on improving the jobs picture for all Americans.

"I'm going to work towards all Americans – homosexual, straight. They want jobs. That's what it comes down to," Wurzelbacher said. "I'm allowed to have my opinions as an American but it seems the left has become very intolerant when you have an opinion other than what they state."
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