Good thing spouses are off the table, right?

posted at 9:21 am on June 29, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

After seeing the joy from the Leftosphere over a Newsweek story regarding Cindy McCain and property taxes, I have to shake my head in amusement.  They seem very excited that a property held in trust for Mrs. McCain had four years of back taxes due, and somehow equate that to John McCain and the presidential campaign.  When one looks into the Newsweek story, it rapidly becomes a nothingburger:

When you’re poor, it can be hard to pay the bills. When you’re rich, it’s hard to keep track of all the bills that need paying. It’s a lesson Cindy McCain learned the hard way when NEWSWEEK raised questions about an overdue property-tax bill on a La Jolla, Calif., property owned by a trust that she oversees. Mrs. McCain is a beer heiress with an estimated $100 million fortune and, along with her husband, she owns at least seven properties, including condos in California and Arizona.

San Diego County officials, it turns out, have been sending out tax notices on the La Jolla property, an oceanfront condo, for four years without receiving a response. County records show the bills, which were mailed to a Phoenix address associated with Mrs. McCain’s trust, were returned by the post office. According to a McCain campaign aide, who requested anonymity when discussing a private matter, an elderly aunt of Mrs. McCain’s lives in the condo, and the bank that manages the trust has not been receiving tax bills on the property.

Let’s recap.  Cindy McCain keeps her finances completely separate from those of her husband in accordance with a pre-nuptial agreement.  At her own expense, she set up a trust to house her elderly aunt in a La Jolla condo, which (being from SoCal myself) I can assure readers is a pretty generous gesture.  Like most people, she arranged to have property taxes through a third party; most of us have an escrow company making the payments through the mortgage bills, while she had the trust do it.  Unfortunately, the trust gave the county the wrong address and didn’t receive the bills to pay them, and didn’t follow up.  Since Mrs. McCain doesn’t live at the property, she didn’t know a problem existed.

McCain’s opponents want to compare this to Al Franken and his serial tax problems in as many as twenty-eight states and the District of Columbia.  Unfortunately, there are very important differences:

  • Al Franken is the candidate, and Cindy McCain is not
  • Franken actually ran the business that was supposed to pay the taxes, acting as CEO and COO
  • Franken has campaigned on the issue of CEO responsibilities and legal compliance

I have no problem with people criticizing Cindy McCain for anything she says or does on the campaign trail.  That’s fair game, as it is with Michelle Obama.  Anything else seems like really weak tea, just as I wrote when people began tearing Mrs. Obama’s college thesis apart.  Cackling with glee over an error made by a trust that serves to keep a relative in comfort in her last years seems a lot worse than the actual mistake itself.

Addendum: Like James, I think Newsweek wrote this in a more fair fashion than I would have expected, but I also agree with Stacy McCain that it emphasized the class-warfare aspect a little too heavily.

Update: Jazz Shaw tries to maintain his equilibrium between shock and boredom.


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I just hate it when we both post on the same subject at the same time with the same reaction.

Jazz Shaw on June 29, 2008 at 9:25 AM

Plus, Cindy is actually more fun than Al Franken. I smile when I see her, Al, not so much.

bbz123 on June 29, 2008 at 9:30 AM

Any durt in a storm. It’s like with Mitt, they couldn’t find durt on him so they had to go all the way back to his great grandfather. Now that’s digging!

Gwillie on June 29, 2008 at 9:30 AM

That liberal MSN, they really have it in for conservatives.
Here’s Cindy McCain providing a great service for her elderly aunt. Does she get accolades from the MSN, NO she gets gets the shaft. I wonder how much assistance Obama’s grandmother gets from him, or Michelle’s family gets from her ?

2theright on June 29, 2008 at 9:38 AM

If this is the worst they can come up with the only thing we need to worry about is the fact that millions of idiots still care a out this and will vote for Obama no matter what. Frnakly, I think Obama could rape a child on live television and still pose a major political threat thanks to the brainwashing of his hope-filled change robots.

I AM looking forward to Obama’s trip overseas. Let’s see how he does without a teleprompter, methinks he will provide us with several appeasement quotes and flip flop examples.

cannonball on June 29, 2008 at 9:41 AM

I wonder how much assistance Obama’s grandmother gets from him, or Michelle’s family gets from her ?

Does Barack know who his grandmother is? Oh, that’s right. He threw his white grandmother under the bus long ago.

cannonball on June 29, 2008 at 9:42 AM

I haven’t picked up a copy of Newsweek since Moby Dick was a minnow.

Zorro on June 29, 2008 at 9:43 AM

When one looks into the Newsweek story, it rapidly becomes a nothingburger

News . . .weak?

geckomon on June 29, 2008 at 9:46 AM

Does Barack know who his grandmother is? Oh, that’s right. He threw his white grandmother under the bus long ago.

cannonball on June 29, 2008 at 9:42 AM

Hussein Obama has YT’s in his family? Who would have known.

Unpaid taxes, think someone would know about this before 4 years passed.

Wade on June 29, 2008 at 9:52 AM

It’s pathetic how desperate they are.

TheBigOldDog on June 29, 2008 at 9:52 AM

This, and the fact that John’s son belongs to a golf club that has a boys only room.
Woooo Hooooo

McCain will be our next president if they can’t do better than this.

bridgetown on June 29, 2008 at 9:54 AM

tacky news attempt

tacky trust management
#1 rule of a trust is to keep tabs with the IRS.

maverick muse on June 29, 2008 at 9:56 AM

I’ve railed against Cindy during the primary for having been so selfish. But that was then and this is now. Cindy has overcome that depth of vanity and has performed her public service whether her detractors will recognize that or not, she has. Not many really do. When a person actually overcomes an addiction, in matters of comprehension, they are deeper and do deserve respect. I hand Cindy my respect. She would be a magnificent First Lady. This woman knows how to chest her cards and play on personal willpower to win without cheating. There is NO comparison with the competition.

maverick muse on June 29, 2008 at 10:10 AM

We’re Wendy’s kind of people.

Shy Guy on June 29, 2008 at 10:11 AM

Ok, so not only do we write about it simultaneiously, we edit and link to each other at the same time. I may just take the rest of the day off and just put in a redirect to Hot Air.

Jazz Shaw on June 29, 2008 at 10:13 AM

When you’re poor, it can be hard to pay the bills. When you’re rich, it’s hard to keep track of all the bills that need paying. It’s a lesson Cindy McCain learned the hard way when NEWSWEEK ..

Newsweek to be denounced by Dick Durbin in 3.. 2.. Never..

DURBIN: But I will tell you this: the hottest ring in Hell is reserved for those in politics who attack their opponents’ families.

wise_man on June 29, 2008 at 10:17 AM

John McCain has been living large off a fortune made on gambling and alcohol distribution…nothing to see here?

Yeah, right.

alphie on June 29, 2008 at 10:28 AM

There’s nothing here . . . but obviously that left wing, socialist rag, Newsweek, has plenty of time to grasp at straws and publish garbage.

rplat on June 29, 2008 at 10:30 AM

John McCain has been living large off a fortune made on gambling and alcohol distribution…nothing to see here?

Yeah, right.

alphie on June 29, 2008 at 10:28 AM

alphie the pious….so you want to ban drinking and gambling right??

if not, you’re a hypocrite..

right4life on June 29, 2008 at 10:31 AM

John McCain has been living large off a fortune made on gambling and alcohol distribution…nothing to see here?

That is just about the most absurd, and without a doubt the dumbest statement I’ve seen lately.

rplat on June 29, 2008 at 10:33 AM

It’s really amazing how Michelle Obama can say that she’s never been proud of America and that America is a downright mean country, and yet Cindy McCain is the one that gets beaten up by the press.

SoulGlo on June 29, 2008 at 10:40 AM

When one looks into the Newsweek story, it rapidly becomes a nothingburger…

Heh, that would be a nothingburger topped with a shadow of mustard, pickle and lettuce.

petefrt on June 29, 2008 at 10:43 AM

Admit it, if Michelle Obama had a family fortune that came from such a dubious source…the right would be on the story every.single.day.

As it’s John McCain’s trophy wife that brought in the wealth…you guys will pretend there’s no story behind John McCain’s little security blanket.

alphie on June 29, 2008 at 10:45 AM

Admit it, if Michelle Obama had a family fortune that came from such a dubious source…the right would be on the story every.single.day.

alphie on June 29, 2008 at 10:45 AM

Selling beer is a “dubious source” of income? Are you writing from Riyadh?

Shy Guy on June 29, 2008 at 10:52 AM

As it’s John McCain’s trophy wife that brought in the wealth…you guys will pretend there’s no story behind John McCain’s little security blanket.

alphie on June 29, 2008 at 10:45 AM

Enlighten us with your stories.

Shy Guy on June 29, 2008 at 10:53 AM

seems like really weak tea, just as I wrote when people began tearing Mrs. Obama’s college thesis apart.

So it’s your contention that an overlooked bill and a bitter, angry treatise are morally equivalent? Are you saying that ms. mccain’s relation to the unpaid bill is morally equivalent to Ms. obama’s writing the dissertation? Are you saying they are equally reflections on the women or no reflection on either?

Man, moral relevance makes me dizzy, I’ve got to lay down.

peacenprosperity on June 29, 2008 at 10:55 AM

[...] a family fortune that came from such a dubious source…

alphie on June 29, 2008 at 10:45 AM

Major league beer distributorship = dubious source?!?

What? Do you want to bring back Prohibition?

I’m not a beer-drinker, but I’ll probably buy a six-pack of Bud Light this afternoon… just to piss you off!

newton on June 29, 2008 at 10:56 AM

Is this Newsweek’s way of saying they are going to close down as a news magazine and reopen as the DNC’s monthly newsletter?

snaggletoothie on June 29, 2008 at 11:00 AM

Wait a minute, what is Newsweek doing attacking Cindy McCain? Didn’t Obama tell everyone to leave his wife alone?

Maxx on June 29, 2008 at 11:05 AM

Lets quit beating around the bush here. We all know it and i hate to say it. But the real reason the MSN treats Mrs McCain differnt is she white and married to a Rep.

thmcbb on June 29, 2008 at 11:06 AM

The LOCAL government entity had no initiative to try and find out why they kept getting returned mail? And those people trying so desperately to make something from nothing want the FEDERAL government to run our healthcare? They are truly buffoons.

SouthernGent on June 29, 2008 at 11:17 AM

They call it the silly season for a reason.

Terrye on June 29, 2008 at 11:18 AM

newton on June 29, 2008 at 10:56 AM

Dittos to that. . . I’ll buy a case or two and donate it
to Rolling Thunder.

Texyank on June 29, 2008 at 11:20 AM

Jazz Shaw on June 29, 2008 at 9:25 AM

Jazz,
I don’t know why you cling to your Dem party? You should leave the dark side and come over and be RIGHT. :)

abinitioadinfinitum on June 29, 2008 at 11:34 AM

Did you see how many names were at the top of that hit piece? Newsweek probably dumped half this week’s budget investigating this one hoping it would be a major scandal.. Oh well, there’s always next week, or the NYT.

saus on June 29, 2008 at 11:41 AM

As it’s John McCain’s trophy wife that brought in the wealth…you guys will pretend there’s no story behind John McCain’s little security blanket.

alphie on June 29, 2008 at 10:45 AM

Attention all planets of the Solar Federation!
Attention all planets of the Solar Federation!

A Ron Paul diatribe to commence in three…two…one…

Et tu Brute on June 29, 2008 at 11:49 AM

Democrats are simple, superstitious folk. They imagine that Mrs. McCain has psychic voodoo powers by which she knows telepathically that a tax notice has arrived miles away, and that she possesses elemental earth powers by which she can pay bills psychokinetically!

Meanwhile, word is getting ’round that Senator Obama has just cured another child of the leprosy!

Bitter New Age clingers.

jeff_from_mpls on June 29, 2008 at 11:49 AM

The LOCAL government entity had no initiative to try and find out why they kept getting returned mail? And those people trying so desperately to make something from nothing want the FEDERAL government to run our healthcare? They are truly buffoons.

SouthernGent on June 29, 2008 at 11:17 AM

.
Perhaps someone in the LOCAL government had an interest in the property becoming available at a tax sale.

News2Use on June 29, 2008 at 11:50 AM

The only thing McCain has going for him is our animosity at the MSM stupidly piling on out of habit.They are the speakers at Wellstones funeral- their hatred cannot be contained.

If these idiots just went to ground the next 4 months, their hero just might win.

jjshaka on June 29, 2008 at 11:52 AM

Alrighty then. Waiting on Obama to come to the aid of a candidate’s wife, something Obama admonished McCain for not doing but in reality McCain already had (Ten. GOP ad).

I would ask if anyone wants to make a bet, but that might upset alphie.

Hog Wild on June 29, 2008 at 12:09 PM

Wait a minute, what is Newsweek doing attacking Cindy McCain? Didn’t Obama tell everyone to leave his wife alone?
Maxx on June 29, 2008 at 11:05 AM

And the MSM crowed “burn in hell” to speak ill of a candidate’s family! Another CHANGE for dope hope.

maverick muse on June 29, 2008 at 12:11 PM

As it’s John McCain’s trophy wife that brought in the wealth…you guys will pretend there’s no story behind John McCain’s little security blanket.

alphie on June 29, 2008 at 10:45 AM

John McCain was going places if he married Cindy or not.

Squid Shark on June 29, 2008 at 12:14 PM

alphie on June 29, 2008 at 10:45 AM

Maybe you can back up your asinine statements with the tax returns of the 2 candidates.

Wade on June 29, 2008 at 12:16 PM

“off the table”–Schwarzeneger cowed to his wife for Brokaw this morning/ it’s a good thing she wasn’t at the table when I told her she was absolutely wrong to support Obama. Mr. Cut-Out Inside and Out. What an abomination, replacing Russert with the likes of Mr.Tunnelvision Brokaw who slurs his words “Western Demograts” first thing in the morning–SUNDAY MORNING at that! LOL at the coward Tom Bigot who can’t hold his own against a conservative.

maverick muse on June 29, 2008 at 12:18 PM

The silliness in the article is the implication that a millionheiress especially of such high profile would ignore such a minor issue as paying a property tax bill. As someone who has my property tax paid by my mortgage company I do know that if they don’t get the bill they don’t initiate the investigation. Seems the local entity would have investigated that, but such is the inefficiency of local governments.

I was in the doctor’s office last week and picked up this issue of Newsweek because of the Cover Story about Cindy McCain. I could hardly get thru half of it. It does a pretty good job of telling her life story IF you can get past the “John is a terrible husband and father” innuendos. BTW … in the same edition are stories about the Obama’s that I scanned briefly .. and guess what? Nary a negative word.

Texas Gal on June 29, 2008 at 12:21 PM

eh, get out of the ponytail be-bop look already.

johnnyU on June 29, 2008 at 12:36 PM

News . . .weak?

geckomon on June 29, 2008 at 9:46 AM

Har!

whitetop on June 29, 2008 at 12:53 PM

eh, get out of the ponytail be-bop look already.

johnnyU on June 29, 2008 at 12:36 PM

another idea, don’t like don’t look don’t judge

Wade on June 29, 2008 at 12:54 PM

Even if it was just a clerical error by her trust, now that it has been made public, Cindy McCain should just pay the tax bill, give the tax authority the right billing address, and put the story to bed. Then, this story won’t have any legs come November.

Steve Z on June 29, 2008 at 1:20 PM

Jazz,
I don’t know why you cling to your Dem party? You should leave the dark side and come over and be RIGHT. :)

abinitioadinfinitum on June 29, 2008 at 11:34 AM

Man, where did you ever get the idea I was a Democrat? I am not now, nor have I ever been, a registered Democrat. The fact is, I fled from YOUR party in 2005 after more than 25 years as a registered Republican. (I was one of those Northeast “RINOs” you all love to beat up on.) I’m an independent now, registered and proud. Please don’t call me a Democrat

Jazz Shaw on June 29, 2008 at 1:20 PM

I’d bet a fair wedge that Cindy McCain doesn’t administer this trust personally.

This seems like a pretty long ‘reach’…

Ares on June 29, 2008 at 1:37 PM

I won’t use Newsweak to line my birdcage anymore.

AlanC on June 29, 2008 at 2:30 PM

Beer…
.
Ben Franklin said “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”
.
Time to nominate Cindy McCain for sainthood, and have a beer!!

Right_of_Attila on June 29, 2008 at 2:36 PM

I’d bet a fair wedge that Cindy McCain doesn’t administer this trust personally.

This seems like a pretty long ‘reach’…

Ares on June 29, 2008 at 1:37 PM

I was thinking the same thing. The quote says that the bank manages the trust, which leads me to believe that the bank is the trustee and therefore has the fiduciary obligation here. I don’t know what the article means when it says that McCain oversees the trust. She could be co-trustee, or just the person who established the trust, in which case she has very little liability here. But the article fails to mention any details which would clear this up.

Dead Hand Control on June 29, 2008 at 2:52 PM

One of the things I admire about Cindy McCain is that she’s of the mold of Laura Bush and knows when to keep her mouth shut. She is the opposite of Laura though, having a business background and a firm hand in her company. Got to hand it to her, she knows how to multitask.

Barack, on the other hand, must be suffering ulcers – wondering when his bride will bring the curtains down on his campaign. Her new softer image is already old, and I’m thinking will re-emerge like a bolt of thunder.

24K lady on June 29, 2008 at 2:57 PM

I note that Cindy didn’t throw an elderly relative under the bus like someone else I could mention.

GarandFan on June 29, 2008 at 3:40 PM

Cindy McCain’s philanthropic work is absolutely remarkable. She epitomizes the philosophy that to whom much is given, much is expected. I kind of doubt that Michelle Obama even understands the basic tenet of that philosophy without some racial overtones.

Texas Gal on June 29, 2008 at 4:05 PM

If anyone’s interested, here’s a link from a commenter at another site (HuffPo, where they’re all in a tizzy over this):

http://www.mccainvminnesota.com/cribs.html

It’s the real estate owned by the McCains. The aunt’s condo is held by the Hensley Survivor Trust.

juliesa on June 29, 2008 at 4:20 PM

Does that site also show the $1.5 million Hyde Park mansion that Tony Rezko helped the Obamas buy?

Wanna guess how many jobs have been created and taxes paid by the Hensley beer distributorship? How many jobs have Barack and Michelle Obama created?

rockmom on June 29, 2008 at 4:34 PM

BTW, I don’t read Newsweak and I suggest that everyone stop reading it, even online. Read last month’s Vogue if you want a good look at Cindy McCain. It’s an excellent and fair story.

rockmom on June 29, 2008 at 4:35 PM

I worked for Anheuser-Busch for 10 years. It was a good company to work for, and I still have some stock.

After what Alphie said, I just feel so filthy–I helped sell–sobbeer. How will I ever again be able to look myself in the mirror?

juliesa on June 29, 2008 at 5:52 PM

Too bad about the whole coveting your neighbor’s wife. Otherwise I could really get some mileage out of the whole “spouses off on the table” phrase. I mean both are a little mature for my tastes, but I would be honored to … er serve my country in every way possible.

The Race Card on June 29, 2008 at 6:00 PM

TRC,

Statements like that one really make it hard for me to take you seriously when you’re scolding me for the same thing.

The Race Card

The Race Card on June 29, 2008 at 6:01 PM

Newsweek can kiss Cindy McCain’s grits.

Which is far better than they deserve.

profitsbeard on June 29, 2008 at 6:08 PM

TRC, a hot place awaits you, just for your fantasies :)

Entelechy on June 29, 2008 at 6:25 PM

This is a simple oversight,but the Liberal MSM
wants to show Cindy McCain as the typical phrase,
“Dirty Rotten Filthy Rich”!

Thats the phrase I love,because when honest working Republicans,who say earn over $100,000,and pay their
tax’s,the lefty’s like to phrase this, as “Rich”!

And when it comes to Dirty Rotten(Corrupt)Filthy Rich
Liberal Democrats,we hear crickets chirping!

canopfor on June 29, 2008 at 6:41 PM

John McCain’s little security blanket.

alphie on June 29, 2008 at 10:45 AM

Jealous much?

a family fortune that came from such a dubious source

Maybe alphie has a point here. After all, part of that $100 million of Cindy’s came from a $360k investment in a Keating shopping center.

misterpeasea on June 29, 2008 at 6:49 PM

John McCain has been living large off a fortune made on gambling and alcohol distribution…nothing to see here?

Yeah, right.

alphie on June 29, 2008 at 10:28 AM

Hey alphie, here’s a story:
Once upon a time there lived a man named Joseph Kennedy.
Google the rest.

soundingboard on June 29, 2008 at 7:23 PM

TRC, a hot place awaits you, just for your fantasies :)

Entelechy on June 29, 2008 at 6:25 PM

Careful E, you may just encourage him with talk of “hot places” awaiting.

;)

soundingboard on June 29, 2008 at 7:25 PM

Newsweak. Howard Fineman’s TP.

wepeople on June 29, 2008 at 7:44 PM

Thought crimes being committed at this very moment. Entelechy please say “hot places” one more time. Stretch out the Ssss a little for me. Tease me.

soundingboard on June 29, 2008 at 7:25 PM

Nary is heard a discouraging word…

The Race Card on June 29, 2008 at 9:08 PM

Admit it, if Michelle Obama had a family fortune that came from such a dubious source…the right would be on the story every.single.day.

As it’s John McCain’s trophy wife that brought in the wealth…you guys will pretend there’s no story behind John McCain’s little security blanket.

alphie on June 29, 2008 at 10:45 AM

So, alphie, when can we expect your next post denouncing the entire Kennedy clan?

landlines on June 30, 2008 at 10:04 AM

Newweak Magazine proves that dishonesty and corruption is as prevalent in journalism as it is in politics. Any organization that claims an association with Howard Fineman proves their credibility is zero. I thought this rag was headed for bankruptcy. What happened? Did Soros buy their hearts and minds like he did the Daily Koz and MoveOn.org?

volsense on June 30, 2008 at 11:07 AM

large off a fortune made on gambling and alcohol distribution

Everyone knows that the only legitimate fortunes are made while in govt service.

MarkTheGreat on June 30, 2008 at 12:30 PM

John McCain has been living large off a fortune made on gambling and alcohol distribution…nothing to see here?

Yeah, right.

alphie on June 29, 2008 at 10:28 AM

Teacher: “What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.”

VikingGoneWild on June 30, 2008 at 12:47 PM

who say earn over $100,000,and pay their
tax’s,the lefty’s like to phrase this, as “Rich”!

There are times that I think Democrats define anyone who can pay their bills without govt check, as rich.

MarkTheGreat on June 30, 2008 at 12:48 PM

“Mrs. McCain is a beer heiress with an estimated $100 million fortune and, along with her husband, she owns at least seven properties, including condos in California and Arizona.”
No wonder John has become a member of the ruling elite who has no idea what the average American in a border state has endured because of illegal immigration. Heck, he doesn’t even know that lettuce isn’t grown during the summer in Yuma. And, if he’s gonna offer a $50/hr job, he better stick to his word.

Having said that, Al Frankenstein is a lying liar and not worthy to run for dog catcher.

Christine on June 30, 2008 at 1:27 PM

Oh, I forgot, ‘they’re here to do the jobs that Americans won’t/aren’t doing’…because they will do the job for half the wages for an American citizen.

Viking…you may be right, but please explain why what alphie said is insanely idiotic.
I thought it completely sane when people criticized Mr. Teresa Heinz Kerry for having access to the fortune of a dead Republican tomato baron. Are we just too enamored of Juan McAmnasty to allow someone to air his/her grievances? Hmmm?

Christine on June 30, 2008 at 1:34 PM

Are we just too enamored of Juan McAmnasty to allow someone to air his/her grievances? Hmmm?

Christine on June 30, 2008 at 1:34 PM

I have my problems with McLettuce but to actually criticize someone for having or legally making money is STUPID! I didn’t need some BS petty ridiculous reasons to criticize John “I witnessed mass murders” Kerry. JK provided enough on his own.

If alphie wants to air a grievance (i.e. a complaint) about McLettuce than come up with something other than his wife has made money on booze and gambling which are both legal business here in the USA. How about something deeper like maybe his position on SHAMNETY or his GoreBull Warming position? Come up with something. If all a person has got is the fact McLettuce’s wife has a lot of cash then I feel sorry for that person.

VikingGoneWild on June 30, 2008 at 2:52 PM

Cindy McCain is a beer heiress with millions $$ AND she’s hot…I think ‘ol Johnny found the perfect woman.

What does Missy O’bamma bring to the table…a bad underbite and a major chip on her shoulder.

Wyznowski on June 30, 2008 at 3:23 PM

I never bother much with the spouses of candidates, but there is one thing that really bothers me about Cindy McCain. The way her hair bunches up in the top when she pulls it back, or it might be too tight in the sides, but it looks almost like a Dee Snider haircut. Pat it down a bit please. We’re not gonna take it anymore.

LevStrauss on June 30, 2008 at 4:01 PM

John McCain has been living large off a fortune made on gambling and alcohol distribution…nothing to see here?

Yeah, right.

alphie on June 29, 2008 at 10:28 AM

And the Kennedy’s made their money in ILLEGAL boot-legging during prohibition! At least Cindy McCain’s family is distributing their alcohol legally…so you’re right about one thing Alphie…nothing to see here!

Liberty or Death on June 30, 2008 at 6:10 PM