Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The Real John McCain

A nasty, cruel man.

Two examples:


In 1998, at a Republican Party fundraiser, McCain told this joke:

"Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly?
Because her father is Janet Reno."

At the time, Chelsea Clinton was 13 years old.


Reported in Cliff Schecter's new book, The Real McCain (via firedoglake):

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.

And those are things he felt comfortable saying in public.

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