Thursday, August 21, 2008
How many houses? McCain forgets...
Old story now, but still funny. Nobody seems to know exactly how many houses are owned by the McCain duo, John and Cindy. I saw a little cracker house in Cedar Key, Florida (above photo) with a sign indicating the owners are the McCains, but I think it is another McCain family. One never knows, though.
See, even ol' John isn't sure how many homes he owns. When asked the question in an interview with Politico on August 20, John said, "I think -- I'll have my staff get to you. It's condominiums where -- I'll have them get to you."
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) thought McCain has six houses. David Axelrod, chief strategist for Obama, mentioned seven. Some think the number is eight.
We all know that McCain is incredibly rich, what with his wife's fortune estimated at $100 mil. So, he can afford four, six, seven, or more houses. The number really doesn't matter. The fact that he can't answer a straight-forward question does.
I don't think it's his age -- he's not that old! I think it's his mind.
Wait, the housing crisis gets even more humorous. As John Aravosis noted at AmericaBlog, "It only took the McCain campaign three hours, or so, to invoke John McCain's former POW status to defend him from attacks regarding his gaffe yesterday in which he couldn't remember how many houses he owns. You see, the McCain's campaign campaign explained to the Washington Post today, McCain was a POW..."
Aravosis describes how it went down, according to Ben Smith at Politico:
"McCain aides referred back to McCain's time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam in defending him from the mockery over his houses.
'This is a guy who lived in one house for five and a half years -- in prison,' says spokesman Rogers."
Somehow we knew it'd come down to that - the Hanoi Hilton again!
Posted by Lowell at 5:07 PM