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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.
Yes.. McCain... McFlapjack... hmmm... might as well go with Douglas MacArthur.
Yippie ki-yay, Mr. President.
Drop the extra “C” and just go with....
I’m thinking about “writing in” George Washington for president in November.
Even as a dead man, he would make a MUCH better president than either of the “leading” candidates this time around.
I don’t think the constitution specifically requires that the president be alive, either.
The name John McClane evokes an image of a tough, vigilant, uncompromising character, and one whose personality is fundamentally at odds with evil and injustice. This would seem to be exactly the opposit of John McCain.
Were he to choose something more in keeping with his actual persona, it would likely be McFalseheart, McHelpless, McTreachery, or McBackroomdeal. He might also consider something which has some ties to his voting record, such as McPushover, McAmnesty, or McGlobalistfruitcake.
Also, anything French.
g in AZ, but not a fan of his
Thought it could buy him some desperately needed political cachet? Maybe he could have locked up South Florida with Shlomo Goldberg or Atlanta, Detroit and Washington with Shakwana Washington.
“Mc” or “Mac” does not mean “son of”, it means “of the people”.
If he were to be in the medieval period, and in Scotland, he might write his name “John Johnson McCain”, since his father was also named John.
"Laughing time is ovah".
Zap. "Lindsay, have the boy lay out my formal shorts."
Lindsay: "The boy, sir?"
McBranigan: "You, Lindsay. You lay out my formal shorts."
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