The Charm of John McCain

Raw Story has an advance copy of The Real McCain: Why Conservative Don’t Trust Him and Independents Shouldn’t and they’ve reported on this gem:

Three reporters from Arizona, on the condition of anonymity, also let me in on another incident involving McCain’s intemperateness. In his 1992 Senate bid, McCain was joined on the campaign trail by his wife, Cindy, as well as campaign aide Doug Cole and consultant Wes Gullett. At one point, Cindy playfully twirled McCain’s hair and said, “You’re getting a little thin up there.” McCain’s face reddened, and he responded, “At least I don’t plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you cunt.” McCain’s excuse was that it had been a long day. If elected president of the United States, McCain would have many long days.

Wow. This could be a really fun-filled campaign!

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4 responses to “The Charm of John McCain

  1. That’s punk rock!

  2. Ha!

    There really is something punk rock about McCain’s demeanor, but in a bubble gum punk kind of way:

    “I’m a maverick who follows establishment thought at every term, but sometimes I say the word fuck! Take that, establishment whores!”

  3. Cindy McCain had to be thinking, to quote Ron Burgundy, “That escalated quickly….I mean, that really got out of hand fast.”

    I didn’t know that much about the Schecter book, but I read another excerpt from it today that said McCain had picked a fight in a Republican strategy conference with Rick Renzi – a former college linebacker and, one must conclude, not a small guy. According to this report, the episode, which occurred in 2006, commenced when McCain kept calling Renzi “boy.” Renzi, not unreasonably, took offense and told him to stop it, lest he would “kick his [McCain’s] old ass.” The two actually threw some punches before they were pulled off each other.

    Further, kind of on the other side of the spectrum, he “scuffled” (Schecter’s term) with Strom Thurmond at a 1995 Senate hearing. What was the guy – 119 at the time?? I admire John McCain’s service as much as anyone and am at the first to admit I wouldn’t last two days in the conditions he survived for 5 1/2 years, but Strom Thurmond?? Seriously?? You get so pissed off you decide you have no choice but to throw down with Strom Thurmond?

    Could be an interesting six months.

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