How can John McCain possibly lose in November?"
How, indeed. Maybe when he calls his wife a "c*nt" in public, that's how.*
In his 1992 Senate bid, McCain was joined on the campaign trail by his wife, Cindy, as well as campaign aide Doug Cole and consultant Wes Gullett. At one point, Cindy playfully twirled McCain's hair and said, "You're getting a little thin up there." McCain's face reddened, and he responded, "At least I don't plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you c*nt." McCain's excuse was that it had been a long day.
Oh, John, you manly man! I swoon before your elegant, refined masculinity, you paragon of chivalry and courtly manners! Sir Galahad would have fallen upon his own sword rather than compete against you for the affections of the royal ladies. Sir Walter Raleigh would be forced to eat his own mud-covered cape in the face of your gentlemanly deportment!
Cliff's point about this McCain explosion (and it's a very valid one) is that it hardly bodes well for American diplomatic relations if the guy very publicly blows his stack at something as minor as his wife teasing him about his hair, not to mention that he might be especially ill-tempered if he gets a phone call at 3:00 a.m.
John McCain could play this issue like a harp, accusing those who criticize him of being "politically correct" and demanding a place in the public square where white men like him can say whatever the fuck they want.
So, don't stop looking for the goods on John Sydney McCain, III just because the word "C*&NT" is part of his vocabulary and he calls his wife that in public.
Hat Tip to Agent X.