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.”
“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.”