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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

John McCain: Kicking Commie Ass

posted by on July 2 at 14:38 PM

John McCain denied a Republican colleague’s claim that he roughed up an associate of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on a diplomatic mission in 1987, saying the allegation was “simply not true.”

Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., told a Mississippi newspaper that he saw McCain, during a trip to Nicaragua led by former Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., grab an Ortega associate by his shirt collar and lift him out of his chair.

McCain may be denying it, but he’s gotta be loving it. Roughing up actual commies down in Central America? It’s probably total bullshit, but the mental image certainly won’t hurt the tough-guy character McCain is trying to develop.

As the first commenter on the Wall Street Journal report wrote:

maybe some other ner-do-wells deserve a thrashing too. Iíve got no problem with his slapping one of those thugs upside the head. Wish i could have done it myself. Go John!!
Comment by Sandanista Shot Put - July 2, 2008 at 3:59 pm

Senator Cochran (a five-term Republican from Mississippi) has been a McCain antagonist, but now endorses himóand who better to deploy a bit of crypto-flattery for McCain to deny than a former enemy?

Nifty bit of double-backflip campaigning there, Senators.

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1

i thought he couldn't raise his arms from all the VC "frat hazing" ?

Posted by brett | July 2, 2008 2:57 PM
2

Yeah. Having a mentally unstable grampy as president sounds totally awesome.

Posted by Balt-O-Matt | July 2, 2008 3:02 PM
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I find it hard to believe any ex-military person would do such a ... um .. never mind.

But, given his injuries, I can't see Sen McCain lifting anyone that fire, unless it's his ex-wife from her wheelchair.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 2, 2008 3:19 PM
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@2 FTW.

Posted by Will in far not fire Seattle | July 2, 2008 3:21 PM
5

Right, John McCain needs help lifting his pants.

Posted by monkey | July 2, 2008 3:24 PM
6

I bet Old John will give the Kaiser what-for, as well!

Posted by NapoleonXIV | July 2, 2008 3:26 PM
7

Woo-hoo! Don't know if he's a good choice for president, but that's DEFINITELY the guy we need managing the Mariners.

Posted by Seth | July 2, 2008 3:32 PM
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Iíve got no problem with his slapping one of those thugs upside the head.

We'll have to ask if McCain saved any of his slaps for those other thugs in Nicaragua.

Posted by Jay Andrew Allen | July 2, 2008 3:43 PM
9

America - FUCK YEAH!!!!!

Posted by Greg | July 2, 2008 3:54 PM
10

That hateful (covert) war turned this Republican left: here's hoping the Iraq debacle is similarly good for SOMETHING.

What a tough guy! Gee, maybe he can get us into a war with Iran!

Posted by Grant Cogswell | July 2, 2008 3:56 PM
11

That or Iceland ...

Posted by Will in I Seattle | July 2, 2008 4:04 PM
12

Can the Stallone movie be far behind??

Posted by MarkyMark | July 2, 2008 5:34 PM
13

Knowing these guys, the real story is probably that McCain gave a blow job to the commie in the public bathroom.

Posted by Sirkowski | July 2, 2008 6:04 PM
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maybe grampa mccain would like this as his campaign theme song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6riY-103vbc

Posted by scary tyler moore | July 2, 2008 8:39 PM

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