Jesse already broke the news to all of you pathetic homeowners out there with only one domicile about John McCain's inability to recall how many houses he owns. The next time you see some GOP swill about Obama being an elitist, think about McCain, who's so wealthy (or so far into dementia) that he's made this mind-blowing admission in public to our delight. Here's the audio -- plus the Obama camp's response.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said in an interview Wednesday that he was uncertain how many houses he and his wife, Cindy, own.
"I think — I'll have my staff get to you," McCain told Politico in Las Cruces, N.M. "It's condominiums where — I'll have them get to you."
The correct answer is at least four, located in Arizona, California and Virginia, according to his staff. Newsweek estimated this summer that the couple owns at least seven properties.
The Obama campaign struck back with this ad - fantastic:
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His trophy wife Cindy has an estimated worth of more than $100 million to buy all of those pads. I don't have a problem at all with wealth, be it old or new money -- after all, the Kennedys and FDR were from well-to-do families, but were and are committed to social justice and progressive policies. It's just that McCain has, of late, tried to both portray himself as a regular guy, while he has more residences than he can count (or remember), all while chastising and blaming all the people who are losing their homes in the sub-prime mortgage meltdown; see that below the fold. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/v/ek3jAkx9m10&color1=11645361&color2=13619151&hl=en&fs=1 expand=1]