Can’t Stop Cause It Won’t Stop

By Jesse Taylor
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 13:19 EDT
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McCain on Leno last night:

Leno didn’t let McCain off the hook, offering him $1 million to answer how many houses he owned and noting that the White House would be a nice addition.

“You’ve got enough of those. … You need a white one, too?”

McCain used that to turn serious for a few moments, and had a ready answer after stumbling over the “How many houses do you own” question in last week’s interview with Politico.

“I spent 5½ years in a prison cell; I didn’t have a house,” McCain said. “I didn’t have a table. I didn’t have a chair. … You know, I’m very proud of Cindy’s father. … He made the American dream.

“This has nothing to do with houses. It has to do with putting Americans in houses and keeping them in their houses.”

There’s a ready made series of web videos here: John McCain: Post-Vietnam Roommate.

“Uh, John, did you take a shit in the middle of my bed?”

“Why yes, yes, I did.”

“Why did you do that?”

“I spent five and a half years taking shits in a rancid hole.”

“Yes, I understand and respect that, but we have toilets.”

“And beds.”

“Toilets are for shitting, beds are for sleeping.”

“I didn’t have either for -”

“Five and a half years, I fucking know. But did they torture you stupid, asshole?”

“I didn’t have books for sixty six months, I forgot some things. I haven’t paid the electric bill in four months, either. I don’t remember how to write checks!”

Lights go out.

“You’re moving out tomorrow, McCain.”

Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor is an attorney and blogger from the great state of Ohio. He founded Pandagon in July, 2002, and has also served on the campaign and in the administration of former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. He focuses on politics, race, law and pop culture, as well as the odd personal digression when the mood strikes.
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