Friday, June 20, 2008

McCain Called His Wife a What?

(Bleeped version here.)

Last Christmas I said
you would never hear this word here again. That the "C" word was simply inappropriate to what we're attempting to create here at Group News Blog.


John McCain has made the word newsworthy. I'm sorry.

In this thread only, you may use the "C" word in comments. 'Cause, duh. We're using it, and some of you will likely want to also. This is a one-time exception, folks. In future threads, please just use ****, or c***. Thank you.

Also note the word is used in this post. If that isn't safe for your work, please bail out now.

Video courtesy of Public Service Administration.

Cliff Schecter in The Real McCain:

Rawstory (Headline at link NOT WORK SAFE)

[R]eports an angry exchange between McCain and his wife that happened in full view of aides and reporters during a 1992 campaign stop.
Three reporters from Arizona, on the condition of anonymity, also let me in on another incident involving McCain's intemperateness. In his 1992 Senate bid, McCain was joined on the campaign trail by his wife, Cindy, as well as campaign aide Doug Cole and consultant Wes Gullett. At one point, Cindy playfully twirled McCain's hair and said, "You're getting a little thin up there." McCain's face reddened, and he responded, "At least I don't plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you cunt." McCain's excuse was that it had been a long day. If elected president of the United States, McCain would have many long days.
The man who was known as "McNasty" in high school has erupted in foul-languaged tirades at political foes and congressional colleagues more-or-less throughout his career, and his quickness to anger has been an issue on the presidential campaign trail as evidence of his fury has surfaced.

As Schecter notes, McCain's rage is not limited to the political spectrum, and even his family cannot be spared the brute force of his anger.
McCain was asked the question in a Town Hall meeting...and ducked.

Emotion moves voters, not logic.

Last month my oldest daughter, Avian (21), and I were driving to Gig Harbor. She was talking politics, and mentioned she kind of liked McCain's position on this and that. Even telling her he was against abortion made no difference.

I told Avian that McCain had called his wife a cunt. She was shocked. "He did what?! Oh... that's wrong! I mean, my girlfriends and I might say that joking around, but no guy ever gets to call us that."

McCain is over for her. And she's telling her girlfriends.

People vote on emotion.

McCain is an:
  • old
  • angry
  • George Bush hugging
  • war-loving
  • white guy
  • who called his own wife a cunt.
Know it. Share it. Use it.

(Again, you may use the word in the comments for this thread only. It's news, and it's on point. So we're covering it. But our standard policy remains that the "C" word is the one word we do not allow at GNB.)