How Many Houses?
As someone who thinks it's sad that John McCain turned out to be just another phony politician, I have to love the hullabaloo about how many houses he owns - a fact he didn't know the answer to.
What I find even more funny is that during the day, there have been articles I've seen stating he has four, another stating he has seven (the Obama video linked in a prior posting), another that states the real number is eight, and another that says it's as high as TEN. Collectively, they're worth more than $13 million, which ain't chopped liver.
Wouldn't you think John McCain's staff could have gotten back to him on this by now?
I have to say, the fact that nobody can decide exactly how many he owns has more to do with presumably complex financial investments by McCain and his family, is going to just make this a story for longer. Which probably will hurt McCain as much or more (sadly) than the much more relevant news of the day, that the U.S. and Iraq have presumably agreed upon a timetable for withdrawal.
John McCain has staked his whole campaign on opposing Barack Obama's call for a timetable for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. His very support of the notion, to McCain, illustrates his naivete and unfitness for the job of commander-in-chief. And yet today, the US and Iraq have agreed on a "timetable", using that very word, for leaving Iraq. Reality, the Bush administration and the Iraqi government have jointly endorsed Obama's position and left McCain a relic.
Oh, you didn't hear about that? Yes, the thing that McCain and Bush mock people like Barack Obama for suggesting? The Bush administration just did that.
John Sidney McCain had his 72-year old wobbly knees kicked out from under him today.
By the way, did you know that he's already said that he'll announce his VP pick on his birthday, August 29 which is the weekend after the Democratic Convention. Presumably, this is to take some of the attention away from Obama's convention surge. Fine.
But it's worth remembering McCain's birthday three years ago. This was August 29, 2005 -- and if that date sounds at all familiar, it's because Hurricane Katrina had just touched down. And George Bush and John McCain were eating cake. Just saying, this image is not being hosted by the McCain for President website.