Tuesday, April 8, 2008

John McCain Calls His Wife a C**NT.

Firedoglake points out another reason why John Sydney McCain would make a dangerous president: His explosive and uncontrollable temper. Firedoglake says:
How can John McCain possibly lose in November?"

How, indeed. Maybe when he calls his wife a "c*nt" in public, that's how.*

From the upcoming The Real McCain, by everybody's favorite pit bull, Cliff Schecter, we learn that

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.

I would caution Democrats against believing that this, alone, would prevent McCain from becoming president. Arnold Schwartznegger had a well-documented history of misogyny when he was elected governor of the state of California. He convinced the voters that it was all in fun, that it was playful, that he had overcome and apologized for it, and that, in any case, it wasn't sufficiently relevant to governance for the voters to reject him over it. He convinced the voters, perhaps, that it was manly behavior.

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.


Anonymous said...

I doubt it would matter to independent male voters, but to female voters who lost Hillary/Billary, this might play to their sensibilities.

How many good husband call their wife a c'nt?

Francis Holland said...

I can't imagine that my wife would stay with me for very long if I call her a "c'nt" on a regular basis. In fact, I think she could understand me having extra-marital sex, like Bill Clinton did, much more easily than my looking her in the face and calling her that word. What kind of hate, disrespect and contempt do you have to have for a woman to call her that? And in PUBLIC?

I understood why Hillary stood with Bill, but I don't understand why Mrs. McCain stayed with her husband when she was being verbally and emotionally abused.

Constructive Feedback said...

Mr. Holland:

I notice that you have a critical blog about John McCain and you have a petition to the DNC that would tend to have Hillary Clinton to vacate the Democratic run.

My question to you is - Do you plan a "critical" blog about Barack Obama - or - is the presence of the two factoids above the point?

Anonymous said...

The Black Agenda Report tends to be critical on Obama. That's Glen Ford's side of the street.

On this side of the street, we have this little doozy on McCain's wife.
McCain's wife has a fortune of 100 million dollars. You can bet that's playing a role in his voting decisions. They own 8 homes and a corporate jet, and he claims to know regular people's struggles...maybe he does, but he sure doesn't vote like he does.