Best of The Streak: What Do You Mean He’s Out of Touch With Working-Class Americans?
First appeared August 21, 2008
Is it fair to expect Sen. John McCain to pay attention to trifling details — like how many homes he owns? He is a busy man after all. I’m sure it’s hard to keep track of such things when you’re running for president. In an interview with Politico yesterday, McCain could not give a definitive answer when asked how many properties he and his wife, Cindy, own. From Politico:
“I think - I’ll have my staff get to you,” McCain told us in Las Cruces, N.M. “It’s condominiums where - I’ll have them get to you.”
I mean, I’m constantly forgetting how many homes I own. There’s the ranch near Sedona, the Coronado Island condos, the one in Arlington…
That’s usually when I wake up and realize I was just dreaming about living McCain’s life — and then I look around and find that I’m still in my $700 per month apartment, with a car that would be starting high school this year if it was a person. I’m not complaining though. No sir, because I’m rich in character — and according to McCain, that means I have real wealth. Also from Politico:
“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.”
See? It’s not about money. What I want to know is where is the compassion for those poor, lonely billionaires? Where’s the outrage?
*Now that the roller coaster that was 2008 has come to an end, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of our most popular, thought-provoking and entertaining posts from The Streak over the past year. This post was chosen by TWI staff as one of the most memorable of 2008. *