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McCain: a man of the people

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From the NY Times (at the VERY end of the story):

Mr. McCain and a clutch of camera crews dropped in on the St. Albans Gun & Archery shop near Charleston, W.Va. But Mr. McCain avoided the guns. Instead, he and his wife, Cindy, looked for a scale to weigh catfish — the shop did not have one — and bought a $40 fishing rod, plus bobbers, hooks, sinkers and bait.

It was unclear why Mr. McCain drew a line at walking down the aisle of rifles at the shop, although such a stroll would have generated endless loops on cable news. On his campaign bus Friday morning, Mr. McCain told reporters that he did not own a gun, although he carried a pistol as a Navy pilot.

After the stop at the gun shop, Mr. McCain’s traveling press secretary, Brooke Buchanan, said that Mr. McCain would use his new fishing rod on the artificial lake at his 10-acre Arizona spread in Sedona.

So McCain built himself a lake. Well, so did George Bush, at this Crawford “ranch”. I hope the press asks him about the lake (how much it cost, for example), so McCain can say, “You know, for 5 years in Vietnam I was not able to go fishing…”

Written by Leisureguy

25 August 2008 at 9:28 am

Posted in Election, GOP

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