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Posted on 07/14/2008 7:38:39 AM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
John McCain considered changing last name in 2000 July 11, 2008 in Election 2008
ARLINGTON, VA - At a press conference today, presidential hopeful Senator John McCain (R-AZ) admitted that he considered changing his last name to McClane during his 2000 election campaign. The considered change was motivated by a popular fictional character by the name of John McClane, played by the actor Bruce Willis, who saved the day against terrorists in the successful Die Hard movie series.
Senator McCain stated, Well, I knew John McClane invoked some great images from American theatrical history and thought it might benefit me in my efforts to win the nomination.
However, McCain reconsidered and ulitimately did not change his name due to concerns about the movie characters alcoholism.
If I had known the 9/11 attacks were coming, Id have done it (change name). How awesome it would have been to have a President John McClane leading the way in America against the jihadists, McCain said.
McCain has said that he may reconsider changing his name, especially since he is now the oldest first-term presidential candidate in American history.
I love the tie-in to Die Hard; what better way to convey my toughness and vigor to the people of this land?, McCain concluded.
PALIN FOR PRESIDENT !
Daily Redundancy and the Onion have nothing to worry about. There sure are a lot of “Me Too”’s in the satire business these days. They are all getting kind of old to me though. - IMHO
Well, you may be right but I still enjoy satire. I think that it is one of the best forms of humor; I love Airplane and everything else that has Leslie Nielsen.
John McClane is a pretty good name, but I think something like Spanky Flapjack would really capture the imagination of the American people. Or maybe Danger Beaker - that’s a good name too. I say - pick a good name and stick with it!
To bad he didn’t think of changing his name to “McHunter”!
Shouldn’t that be Spanky McFlapjack? He is of Irish descent, you know.
Yea... It is fun, there has just been sooooooo much of it lately on FR that am getting a little tired of it. Sorry if I threw out the wet blanket.
It would have been better had he changed it to McLain, the main character in "Big Jim McLain," a film from 1952 in which John Wain plays an investigator from the House Committee on Un-American Activities who chases down Russian spies in Hawaii.
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