1. 1

    The Real Mark spews:

    So, because he isn’t obsessed with what exact model of car he has, that is a problem?

    For one, while under Secret Service protection, I would highly doubt he drives himself anywhere. Second, it is entirely possible that he, like MANY politicians at various levels, has a driver, so he wasn’t behind the wheel then, either. Lastly, it is entirely possible that he knew the car he has is a Caddy, but simply didn’t recall the exact model. A lot of folks can tell you they have a Ford or a Chevy or a BMW, but how many — regardless of age — will say it is a Ford Escape LXI-S Mark II Eddie Bauer Edition?

    Only car nuts and materialistic hypocrites like you, Goldy, obsess about what model of car they drive. For McCain, it is just a damn car to get you from one place to another.

  2. 2

    Jim, (a genuine musician) spews:

    Try as hard as you like sonny. Grampy McGeritol’s brain is cooked.

    “I’ll have my staff get back to you.”

  3. 3

    rhp6033 spews:

    Sorry, TRM, but that’s not a defense. If he said “Well, during this campaign I’m not the one doing the driving, but the car I usually drive is XYZ”, than that would be an appropriate answer. Or if he said “I drive a Cadalac, but I don’t remember the model offhand….” I would cut him some slack there (after all, the manufacturer’s current trend to use combinations of letters to portray model numbers is indeed somewhat confusing to those accostomed to more descriptive model names).

    But just like in the housing example, that’s not what he said. He didn’t know. And since he only got secret service protection a few months ago, it’s no defense for him not to know what kind of vehicle he usually drives.

    And Senators don’t normally have drivers, they drive themselves when they are not actually campaigning. That’s why there’s a garage next to the Senate Office Building for their benefit.

    So while at first I thought it was a bad idea to attack McCain’s age as a campaign tactic, I’m beginning to be really concerned about this trend. H doesn’t know how many homes he has, and he doesn’t know what kind of car he normally drives. Either he is REALLY out of touch with the daily concerns which affect most Americans, or he’s got real memory problems which might indicate more serious issues.

  4. 4

    ArtFart spews:

    1 Huh? Isn’t it a given in the Great Conservative Vision For America that we shall defend at all cost the right of every red-blooded male to continue his devoted love affair with his four-wheeled penis substitute? Since when are rich, powerful people exempt from that? They’re the ones who are supposed to be buying all the fancy iron, aren’t they?

    If people stop worshipping the CAR GODDD, what need will we have for Prince Dino’s eight-lane Evergreen Point Extravaganza?

  5. 5

    One Life to Live spews:

    What an elitist. He doesn’t know how many homes he has or where they are…doesn’t know what kind of car he drives…and he wears $500 Italian designer shoes. Sure sounds like a ‘good-ol-boy’ to me. He CAN fix this. Just offer to buy George W. Bush’s patented Fake Texas Ranch(tm) and spend some time cutting bush on his fake farm. That worked to make people forget Bush was a silver spoon pampered rich boy (private prep school, Yale, Harvard, Skull & Bones) who owned baseball teams, oil companies, who’s daddy was head of the CIA and President. And yet folks ended up thinking Bush was “just like me”…ROTFLMAO! “No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people” – Henry Mencken

  6. 6

    rhp6033 spews:

    McCain still thinks things are going fine on the economic front. Others think differently:

    “JACKSON, Wyo. – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday the financial crisis that has pounded the country — coupled with higher inflation — is taking a toll on the economy and poses a major challenge to Fed policymakers as they try to restore stability.

    ‘Although we have seen improved functioning in some markets, the financial storm that reached gale force’ around this time last year ‘has not yet subsided, and its effects on the broader economy are becoming apparent in the form of softening economic activity and rising unemployment,’ Bernanke said in a speech to a high-profile economics conference here….”

    Source: Bernanke: ‘Financial storm’ not yet subsided (Quoted under Fair Use Doctrine)

    <blockquote)”OMAHA, Neb. – Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Friday the economy continues to be in a recession, by his definition, and will continue to be for at least several more months.

    During a live appearance on CNBC, Buffett said ripples of the credit crunch are continuing to cause problems in financial businesses and the economy….”

    Source: Buffett says economy’s troubles will continue (Quoted under Fair Use Doctrine)

    Reminds me a lot of Rumsfield back in 2006, saying everything was peachy-keen in Iraq even while U.S. deaths were escalating, Iraqi death rates were dismaying, and legions of Iraqis were forced to leave their homes in a neighborhood-by-neighborhood campaign of ethnic cleansing.

    But, I guess if you have more homes than you can count, and don’t even know what kind of car you drive, the economy can be going along quite smoothly.

    Actually, if Bush was defending the soundness of the U.S. economy, I would have to issue a caveat that he could hardly do otherwise – a U.S. President can’t talk doom and gloom about the economy without it becoming a self-fullfilling prophecy, so he’s pretty much stuck into the script.

    But McCain isn’t bound by the same rules, and he can speak his mind. As soon as he asks his staff what his mind is (or where he left it).

  7. 7

    rhp6033 spews:

    OLTL @ 5: Hmm, I had forgotten about G.H.W. Bush being head of the C.I.A. in the 1970’s. Do you think that there’s any connection between that and G. W. Bush’s insistence that the government be able to listen into just about every American’s telephone calls and e-mails without bothering with judicial approval – even after the fact?

  8. 9

    proud leftist spews:

    If nothing else, McCain’s responses to the house and car questions indicate he is incapable of thinking on his feet. If his staff has not anticipated a question and provided him a canned answer, he becomes a puddle of drool. That does not bode well for a guy wanting the most powerful position in the land. Take your nap, now, Grampy.

  9. 12

    Rujax! spews:

    Boy Howdy!!!

    Are the wheels coming off the Rethuglifuck Juggernaut or what???

    More popcorn please! And a diet Coke while you’re up?

  10. 13

    Steve spews:

    @1 “obsess about what model of car they drive”

    To know the make and model of your car is not to be obsessed. You’re defending a candidate who doesn’t know the make and model of the car he owns. What kind of American male wouldn’t know the answer to that question? Who would vote for such an out of touch dork?

  11. 14

    GBS spews:

    Electing McCain will continue the culture that molesting children is acceptable.

    Here’s a case of another Republican appointed diplomat fucking underage children.

    Oh, and the source is FOX News, so all you righties – fuck off. And by fuck off I don’t mean you should be fucking anyone under the age of 18. OK?

    Gons Nachman, a naturalized U.S. citizen who came to the U.S. from Costa Rica when he was 17, admitted that he recorded his sexual encounters with a 17-year-old girl in 2004 and a 14-year-old girl in 2005 while stationed in Kinshasa. One of the tapes was labeled “Congo 2004 Sexual Adventures.,2933,409041,00.html

  12. 15

    Blue John spews:

    A 2000 Honda CRV
    I could care less about cars and I remember what kind of car I have. Yeesh.
    And you conservatives WANT to vote for mccain?

  13. 16

    Libguy spews:

    FINALLY we see one of them Cadillac (corporate) welfare (kings) Reagan was talkin’ about.

    Thanks, John, you rock.

  14. 17

    rhp6033 spews:

    Somebody should ask McCain what’s the current price of the following items: bread, milk, gasoline. And don’t let him get away with him saying “…my staff will get back to you on that.”

    (Hint: Milk’s about $3.00 per gallon, if you know where to shop. Sometimes you can get it for about $2.50 per gallon on sale, if you buy two at a time using a store club card. But if you just walk into the nearest grocery store and pick up a gallon of milk, it’ll probably cost you $3.50. All of those prices are about 1/3 higher than what they were a year ago).

  15. 19

    GBS spews:

    When John McCain has NO idea how many mansions and seaside condo’s he owns, when their home is the cover story for Architectural Digest, when you own a private Lear Jet, when the property value of those mansions and condos exceeds $13 MILLION dollars – and you have no clue how many you own and you have to defer to your CAMPAIGN STAFF to figure out the answer – that folks is the very definition of an ELITIST.

    Worse yet, he’s a hypocritical ELITIST!

    Even worse still, he’s a lying, hypocritical ELITIST!!

    Worst of all, he’s a senile, lying, hypocritical ELITISTS!!!

    America can’t afford to have John McMansion living in the White House.

    Defend Freedom.
    Protect Liberty.
    Please don’t vote for a Republican.
    Their values are aligned with al Qeada’s.

  16. 20

    rhp6033 spews:

    I’ve never been obsessed by cars, either. To me they are tools to get me where I need to go, and to carry things I need to carry. I can do simple maintenance, but for anything beyond that, I have a mechanic do the work.

    My current vehicles: A new 2008 Saturn Vue, and an old 1993 Ford Explorer (2-door). I usually drive the Ford, but currently my wife and my son are sharing driving that car. It would cost too much in insurance to add my son (who’s under age 25) to the new car. He’s saving up his money, and plans to get his own car within the next three months, at which time my wife will be driving the Vue and I’ll go back to the Explorer.

    The other car’s I’ve owned (since I was age 16), including the ones I’ve owned jointly with my wife, include a 1971 Pontiac Ventura, a 1978 Pontiac Grad Prix, a 1985 Honda Accord, a 1979 Monte Carlo (inherited from my Mother-In-Law), a 1989 Dodge Dynasty (purchased in 1999 for $50.00, scrapped in 2005), and a 1993 Subaru Imprezza.

    Of all the cars, the best one by far was the Honda Accord. We bought it in 1984 (a 1985 model) and had to be on a waiting list at the time. But it ran for twenty years and 200K+ miles before the transmission gave out. The last driver was my son, who used it to drive to school and work.

    See, that’s not so hard, is it?

  17. 21

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    How many Americans would not know:

    1) How many houses they own
    2) What kind of car they drive

    You right wing fucks can make all the excuses for the flipflopping coward McSame but it won’t wash with most of Americans!

    Can’t the “GOP” do any better than this?

  18. 23

    rhp6033 spews:

    21: Actually, that’s what’s so amazing about this. This IS the best they could do. And even they aren’t very happy about it.

  19. 24

    Steve spews:

    The make and model name of my first car was kind of cool – 1952 Jaguar XK-120 Supersports Roadster. Don’t be alarmed. I only paid $300. They were selling cheap back in the day.

  20. 25

    notaboomer spews:

    the thing about democrats in the 8th CD is that we let jim vaughn give his little speech at the caucus to the delegates and party activists right before darcy gave her speech. nobody was rude to the man despite his obvious misinterpretation of the word “conservative.” spending $10b a month on iraq occupation, eliminating habeas corpus, supporting torture, and having karl rove and the bush crime family in for fundraisers is not conservative. it is extreme. it is vaughn’s bff reichert’s record.

  21. 26

    Bananaphone spews:

    Not only do I know the make and model of the car I drive, I know the make and model of the car my husband drives, though I don’t drive it myself. Do I think that knowing how many houses or cars you own make a good president? No, but being so out of touch with everyday things that concern most Americans does worry me if you plan on representing us.

  22. 27

    YLB spews:

    14 Houses: POW
    Cheating on your first wife: POW
    Screaming at your colleages: POW
    “Senior” Moments: POW
    Flip-flop, flip-flop: POW
    Aren’t you getting a bit old?: POW
    French Airplanes: POW


  23. 28

    Broadway Joe spews:


    My question would be more like, ‘When was the last time he drove himself?’ At this level, the candidates (regardless of party) hardly ever see the driver’s seat of any car. That’s why I found it so funny when the media showed Hillary pumping her own gas. Could you imagine a former First Lady pulling the car of her choice into an AM/PM to put $20 in the tank, with Secret Service agents in tow? Wait a minute, that was a movie………….. YES! “Guarding Tess”, wich starred Nicholas Cage and Shirley MacClaine.

    For the record, I use my ’95 Ford Ranger and its 30+mpg for my nightly courier route for CalNeva, though next spring I’ll be getting my motorcycle certification with my eyes on a Kawasaki Ninja 250 (fun to ride, with mileage nearing 75mpg – wow!) once the snow and ice around Lake Tahoe are gone for good.

  24. 29

    W. Klingon Skousen spews:

    re 1: Do you think he recalls the models of the 5 jets he’s crashed? Probably not. That would be obsessive.

    He’s like ‘The Great Santini’ — only without brains, skill, or purpose.

    Wasn’t it the Bush campaign that characterized McCain as a traitor who turned on his fellow prisoners and that his daughter was fathered by him with a black prostitute.

    Isn’t that what you were telling us, Mark in the year 2000?

  25. 30

    VolksMeinung spews:

    I’d rather have a president that doesn’t know how many houses he has than one that doesn’t know how many brothers he has.

    Maybe Hobama should tax himself and give some money to his brother that lives in a shack in Africa. Silly me, why would he do that when he could tax all of you willing boneheads.

  26. 31

    YLB spews:

    Just in time to save our asses.


    A study led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology indicates that an investment of roughly $1 billion in geothermal research and development over 15 years (roughly the cost of a single new coal-fired power plant) could lead to commercial deployment of 100,000 megawatts by 2050.

    Forget nukes – it’s efficiency, smart-grid, renewables and geothermal that will pull our chestnuts out of the fire.

  27. 33

    Chuck spews:

    Goldy, what brand of toilet is in your house? What brand of kitchen faucet is in your house? McCain isn’t a car buff and especially now has a lot on his mind. That combined with many cars today no longer proudly display their brand in bold lettering leaves me not suprised that he doesn’t know the car he drives. Oh and I would feel the same if Obama didn’t know as well. I am a car buff and have owned well into over 100 cars and I could tell you what car I drove through all phases of my life. Additionally exept for one still ongoing love hate relationship with a very fast and agile Audi 5000 Turbo Diesel I have made profit on every car I have ever owned.

  28. 38

    VolksMeinung spews:

    @32. Are you telling me that Cindy MCCain’s half sister who feels slighted because NPR commented on her being an only child is the same as Obama letting his brother live on less than a dollar a month.

    NPR hurting someone’s feelings because they can’t write an accurate story (there’s a shocker) is in no way shape or form the same as Obama making his own blood live in a hovel.

    Welcome to Hobama’s America. If he doesn’t care about his own family, he sure as fuck ain’t gonna give a rats ass about you.

    But hey, don’t let facts get in the way of your messiah’s shortcomings.

  29. 39

    YLB spews:

    38 – LMAO!! Your heart really bleeds for Obama’s half brother.

    What do you think Obama should do? Give his half-bro “handouts” or let him “pull himself up by his bootstraps”.

    If he doesn’t care about his own family, he sure as fuck ain’t gonna give a rats ass about you.

    Why should he? What do you want? The “gubmint” to take care of you from cradle to grave?

    Silly wingnuts…

  30. 40

    michael spews:


    Obama’s dad abandoned his family and went back to Africa when Obama was 2.

    Get a grip.

  31. 41

    Ida Gnoh spews:

    A female aide knows not only the make of his car, but the model as well–and the supposedly manly war hero ex-fighter pilot has no clue?

    What a McPussy!

    …but he pays me double as a “domestic services provider”, so that compensates.

    @37 Oooo Michael, you sound like a real man who doesn’t need a muscle car to compensate for what not so impressive… Call me sometime, I’ll give you a freebie!

    Remember: A vote for John is a vote for Johns everywhere!

  32. 42

    Proud To Be An Ass spews:

    “Goldy, what brand of toilet is in your house?”

    You could answer “Kohler or American Standard, I forget exactly”, and be correct 90% of the time.

  33. 43

    Jane Balough's Dog spews:

    I love this. The donks are making a big deal out of a guy who will not raise taxes on not knowing how many houses he owns vesus a guy who will raise taxes on everyone who doesn’t support his half brother who lives on $1 month. hehehehehehehe You guys are sunk. hahahahahahaahhaahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahha

  34. 44

    YLB spews:

    a guy who will raise taxes on everyone

    who makes more than 250 grand a year to pay off the stinking war to Japan, China and Saudi Arabia, bail out the banks and the car companies.

    And we have a shit-eater who’s a bleeding heart. How endearing.

    I’d say I love it but that shit-eater’s breath could stop a land invasion.

  35. 45

    VolksMeinung spews:

    @39. No my heart doesn’t bleed. I’m mocking you and your so called leader. It’s you and your ilk who wants government to come riding in on a white horse and tuck you in at night and protect you from the evil republican boogeyman under your bed.

    Meanwhile this person who is all about change, proves to actually say what he means. He’s about giving George change, in his pocket on which to live.

    Hell, even the Kennedy’s know how to take care of their own. This poor schmuck can’t even spare a dime, which ironically would be more than 10 percent of his brother’s monthly income…

    A pathetic ‘comeback’ YLB. Do you have any other laughable attempts?

  36. 47

    YLB spews:

    45 – So you admit you couldn’t give two shits about the guy. Thought so.

    Have fun throwing the lever for a 72 year old who dumped his wife for a rich hottie, is a hot-head, has numerous senior moments and strangely enough you couldn’t stand just six month ago. Remember 50 dollars an hour picking lettuce?

    I’m going to throw it for a self-made man (not born into wealth like the Kennedy’s) who’s going to be pretty busy cleaning up the mess made by the chimp administration you voted for twice. After the last 8 years the choice is pretty fucking clear.

    Here’s a little picture gallery to warm your heart, to go along with the tears you’re shedding for Obama’s half-brother:

  37. 48

    Mark1 spews:

    Grow up Goldy; that was slimey even for you. Poking fun at someone’s age would be like slandering bald guys-oh wait that includes you.

  38. 49

    Jane Balough's Dog spews:

    What can $1 a month buy these days……..hmmmmmmmm

    It can double the living standard of a half brother of a democrat who wants to raise taxes. hahahahhahahahahahahahahhahahahaa

  39. 51

    proud leftist spews:

    I love your picture gallery. Grampy looks like he’d yank GW’s crank if that’d get him political points. What happened to that old “maverick”? Oh, that’s right, “maverick” was something that “straight talking” McCain promoted amongst the media that loves him. Ain’t got a goddamned thing to do with reality. YLB, could we see your photo gallery at least every week or so until the election?

  40. 52

    Broadway Joe spews:

    Actually Dutch, Biden appears to be a truck guy. The other day, reporters staked out on his front lawn were surprised by Biden (allegedly) coming back from the dump in, from what I could tell, a large pick-up, think it was a Ford.

  41. 54

    correctnotright spews:

    @43: Moron dog
    Can you actually think and read or are you just too stupid?

    Obama’s tax cuts for everyone making under 150K are much more than McCains – and due to McCain’s health care non-policy many people will actually see an increase in fees.
    Now – for people over 150K Obama will repeal the government giveaways to them. If you can’t get that through your thick skull – then you really are stupid.
    Not to mention the tax breaks for college that McCain is against.

    the point is – McCain has no idea of the problems everyday Americans have making ends meet – he is so rich (after dumping his first wife to have an affair with Cindy) that he simply doesn’t care about the problems most americans have. He is the damn elitist.

  42. 55

    correctnotright spews:

    @45: You got no issue
    Obama has met his half “brother” once. And the guy says he is doing fine now.

    Did any children from your family survive?