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  posted on 8/21/2008 at 08:28 AM
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McCain unsure how many houses he owns

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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said in an interview Wednesday that he was uncertain how many houses he and his wife, Cindy, own.

"I think — I'll have my staff get to you," McCain told Politico in Las Cruces, N.M. "It's condominiums where — I'll have them get to you."

The correct answer is at least four, located in Arizona, California and Virginia, according to his staff. Newsweek estimated this summer that the couple owns at least seven properties.

In recent weeks, Democrats have stepped up their effort to caricature McCain as living an outlandishly rich lifestyle — a bit of payback to the GOP for portraying Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) as an elitist, and for turning the spotlight in 2004 on the five homes owned by Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry.

Pro-Obama labor groups have sent out mailers highlighting McCain’s wealth, and prominent Democrats have included references to it in comments to reporters.

Twice in the past two weeks, those Democrats have focused on McCain’s houses.

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) told Politico’s Ben Smith that it was McCain “who wears $500 shoes, has six houses and comes from one of the richest families in his state."

And David Axelrod, Obama’s chief strategist, referred in an interview with Adam Nagourney of The New York Times to an imagined meeting of McCain strategists “on the portico of the McCain estate in Sedona — or maybe in one of his six other houses.”

McCain’s comments came four days after he initially told Pastor Rick Warren during a faith forum on Sunday his threshold for considering someone rich is $5 million — a careless comment he quickly corrected.

In the interview, McCain did not offer an alternate number, but had a new answer ready.

“I define rich in other ways besides income,” he said. “Some people are wealthy and rich in their lives and their children and their ability to educate them. Others are poor if they’re billionaires.”

McCain, by anyone's measure, is well-off, if you account for his wife's fortune. Cindy McCain inherited control of her father’s beer distributorship, the largest in Arizona, and has an estimated worth of more than $100 million.

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  posted on 8/21/2008 at 08:32 AM
I know its between 8 and 10. But however many it is, he isnt an elitist snob like that guy Obama who flies off to "foreign and exotic" places like Hawaii for vacation.

(Hawaii was actually called "foreign and exotic" by a member of the so called liberal media")

I loved his answer on what constitutes "rich" (money-wise) when he was at the Saddleback forum... $5 million. If you make only $4.9 million a year, you are struggling. This guy is so disconnected from reality its not even funny.

[Edited on 8/21/2008 by SquatchTexas]

 

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  posted on 8/21/2008 at 11:18 AM
Did McCain get a sweetheart real-estate deal on any of the houses from Tony Rezko?

 

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  posted on 8/21/2008 at 11:25 AM
Better than that. He married a woman 17 years younger than him a month after divorcing his wife, moved to Arizona, took a job working for her wealthy and politically connected father, and the rest is history.

I think it is very relevant that McCain is an insanely wealthy man who owns more homes than he can count, apparently, since Kerry was pilloried for being out of touch with common people because he owned five homes.

And Obama is an elitist?

 

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  posted on 8/21/2008 at 11:29 AM
Or maybe he got financed by Countrywide like Biden did.

 

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  posted on 8/21/2008 at 11:42 AM
8-10 homes and a wife 17 years younger than him.

my hero.


not.

geeze, all these threads. are there any positives out there?

 

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Better than that. He married a woman 17 years younger than him a month after divorcing his wife, moved to Arizona, took a job working for her wealthy and politically connected father, and the rest is history.




Any of that illegal?

 

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  posted on 8/21/2008 at 11:54 AM
Ok, so we have one guy so questionably inexperienced that he probably shouldn't have the job, nor are the voters really able to judge him by his record because he has almost none. Then we have another guy who's been in DC so long he has no clue of what life outside the beltway is like, besides the fact that his wealth puts him in probably the top 1/100% percentile of the rich.

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  posted on 8/21/2008 at 11:57 AM
Great political process we have, isn't it?

 

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Ok, so we have one guy so questionably inexperienced that he probably shouldn't have the job, nor are the voters really able to judge him by his record because he has almost none. Then we have another guy who's been in DC so long he has no clue of what life outside the beltway is like, besides the fact that his wealth puts him in probably the top 1/100% percentile of the rich.

Some great choices we have this time around...


pretty sad, ain't it?

Obama or McCain. cripes.

 

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  posted on 8/21/2008 at 12:00 PM
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Better than that. He married a woman 17 years younger than him a month after divorcing his wife, moved to Arizona, took a job working for her wealthy and politically connected father, and the rest is history.

Any of that illegal?
Not illegal but beginning a relationship with his current wife (and a number of other women) while still married to his first wife (you know - the one that stuck with him when he was being held prisoner in Nam, the mother of his children) might be considered ethically questionable. (Only mentioning this because you seem to be a stalwart for ethics as it applies to certain other individuals.)

 

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  posted on 8/21/2008 at 12:02 PM
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Did McCain get a sweetheart real-estate deal on any of the houses from Tony Rezko?


No, and neither did Obama. You need to check your RW sources a bit more closely. This has been debunked for months now.

 

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Ok, so we have one guy so questionably inexperienced that he probably shouldn't have the job, nor are the voters really able to judge him by his record because he has almost none.


That "no record" falsehood again? Rich, I dont know why you keep bringing that up when his record has been posted time and time again. He has a rather lengthy and involved record for someone who is "new" to the Senate.

 

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Did McCain get a sweetheart real-estate deal on any of the houses from Tony Rezko?


No, and neither did Obama. You need to check your RW sources a bit more closely. This has been debunked for months now.


So you say. BarryO himself admits the deal was "stupid." One of the innumerable relationships he's had to disown in recent months. Anybody see a pattern forming?

 

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  posted on 8/21/2008 at 12:09 PM
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Or maybe he got financed by Countrywide like Biden did.


Being a multi-millionaire, I suspect he payed with cash and didn't finance any of his homes. But then again, he's stated he doesn't understand basic economics so it's probably safe to assume he doesn't understand things like debt, liquidity, interest payments on debt, etc.....

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That "no record" falsehood again? Rich, I dont know why you keep bringing that up when his record has been posted time and time again. He has a rather lengthy and involved record for someone who is "new" to the Senate.

His brief stint in the Senate - at least half of which was spent getting ready for or actually running for President - may be enough for you, and that's fine.

Some folks might not agree with you and want a little more.

Q: have we ever had a Presidential candidate with less experience? Let's define experience in this case as being a govenor, congressman, or senator. I really don't know the answer, but I'm curious...

 

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That "no record" falsehood again? Rich, I dont know why you keep bringing that up when his record has been posted time and time again. He has a rather lengthy and involved record for someone who is "new" to the Senate.

His brief stint in the Senate - at least half of which was spent getting ready for or actually running for President - may be enough for you, and that's fine.

Some folks might not agree with you and want a little more.

Q: have we ever had a Presidential candidate with less experience? Let's define experience in this case as being a govenor, congressman, or senator. I really don't know the answer, but I'm curious...


George Washington?

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Did McCain get a sweetheart real-estate deal on any of the houses from Tony Rezko?


No, and neither did Obama. You need to check your RW sources a bit more closely. This has been debunked for months now.


So you say. BarryO himself admits the deal was "stupid." One of the innumerable relationships he's had to disown in recent months. Anybody see a pattern forming?


Actually, what he admitted was "stupid" was doing anything with Rezko as he had a shady past. And no, its not "so I say". Its a matter of record.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/124171,CST-NWS-obama05.article#

He paid above appraised value and the offer was the higher of the two that the people that owned the land accepted.

 

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Did McCain get a sweetheart real-estate deal on any of the houses from Tony Rezko?


No, and neither did Obama. You need to check your RW sources a bit more closely. This has been debunked for months now.


So you say. BarryO himself admits the deal was "stupid." One of the innumerable relationships he's had to disown in recent months. Anybody see a pattern forming?


Actually, what he admitted was "stupid" was doing anything with Rezko as he had a shady past. And no, its not "so I say". Its a matter of record.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/124171,CST-NWS-obama05.article#

He paid above appraised value and the offer was the higher of the two that the people that owned the land accepted.


And he got the lot next door for a song, correct?

 

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Q: have we ever had a Presidential candidate with less experience? Let's define experience in this case as being a govenor, congressman, or senator. I really don't know the answer, but I'm curious...


Absolutely not.

Another thing - who gives a fu<k about how many houses he has? Why should this matter anymore than Obama having a brother living in total poverty?


Maybe McCain could let Obama's brother live in one of his houses?

 

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Absolutely not.

Another thing - who gives a fu<k about how many houses he has? Why should this matter anymore than Obama having a brother living in total poverty?


Maybe McCain could let Obama's brother live in one of his houses?


Problem solved!

 

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Absolutely not.

Another thing - who gives a fu<k about how many houses he has? Why should this matter anymore than Obama having a brother living in total poverty?


Because McCain has been trying to portray Obama as an "elitist," someone who is out of touch with common, working people. Yet McCain has so much money he doesn't even know how many houses he owns.

And because the Republicans made a big deal of the fact that John Kerry owns 5 homes. He also married a woman from a fabulously wealthy family after serving heroically in Viet Nam, but wa made to look like a fool by those on the right, with a little help from himself.

 

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  posted on 8/21/2008 at 12:50 PM
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Maybe McCain could let Obama's brother live in one of his houses?

I know it sounds funny, but that would be quite a campaign coup - can you imagine?

I can see the ads now: plucked from poverty by McCain, now living the American dream, sitting poolside with a tropical drink inb hand. "I love America and I love John McCain!" Barack's brother declares. The entertainment value alone would be priceless!

 

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And because the Republicans made a big deal of the fact that John Kerry owns 5 homes. He also married a woman from a fabulously wealthy family after serving heroically in Viet Nam, but wa made to look like a fool by those on the right, with a little help from himself.


So like so much of what motivates the left it's all about "Neener! Neener! Neener!"

You hypocrites decry this sort of thing on one hand and then engage in it gleefully on the other.

 

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You hypocrites


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