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McCain considered changing last name in 2000
The Daily Interloper ^ | July 11, 2008 | Barton Snook

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 character’s alcoholism.

“If I had known the 9/11 attacks were coming, I’d 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.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 2000; diehard; mccain; mcclane; mccrazy

1 posted on 07/14/2008 7:38:40 AM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: Arkansas Toothpick

PALIN FOR PRESIDENT !


2 posted on 07/14/2008 7:44:25 AM PDT by Brian S. Fitzgerald (palin for president)
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To: Arkansas Toothpick
Barton Snook

Uh-huh...

3 posted on 07/14/2008 7:45:19 AM PDT by Baron OBeef Dip
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To: Arkansas Toothpick
Like....I totally believe this dude.
4 posted on 07/14/2008 7:45:32 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: Arkansas Toothpick

McLovin?


5 posted on 07/14/2008 7:46:30 AM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: Arkansas Toothpick
McNotobama.

Bearly McNotobama.

6 posted on 07/14/2008 7:48:51 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Arkansas Toothpick

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


7 posted on 07/14/2008 7:49:06 AM PDT by GulfBreeze (Vote for John McCain along with Tom DeLay, John Cornyn and the majority of conservatives.)
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To: Arkansas Toothpick

McDemocrat


8 posted on 07/14/2008 7:49:24 AM PDT by Crazieman (Vote Juan McAmnesty in 2008! Because freedom abroad is more important than freedom at home!)
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To: Crazieman

McQuisling


9 posted on 07/14/2008 7:50:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Voting conservative isn't for the faint of heart.)
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To: Arkansas Toothpick
I heard that he was considering hyphenating his last name.

John Kennedy-Fiengold-McCain

10 posted on 07/14/2008 7:51:04 AM PDT by lormand ("The Planet is fine, the people are $%#ed up" - George Carlin)
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To: GulfBreeze

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.


11 posted on 07/14/2008 7:52:22 AM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: Arkansas Toothpick

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!


12 posted on 07/14/2008 7:57:11 AM PDT by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: Arkansas Toothpick

To bad he didn’t think of changing his name to “McHunter”!


13 posted on 07/14/2008 7:57:46 AM PDT by rjp2005 (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: Arkansas Toothpick

McNut


14 posted on 07/14/2008 7:59:33 AM PDT by jocko12
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To: jocko12
McShame

15 posted on 07/14/2008 8:01:18 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: Maurice Tift

Shouldn’t that be Spanky McFlapjack? He is of Irish descent, you know.


16 posted on 07/14/2008 8:01:39 AM PDT by WayneS (What the hell is wrong with these people?)
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To: Arkansas Toothpick

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.


17 posted on 07/14/2008 8:09:20 AM PDT by GulfBreeze (Vote for John McCain along with Tom DeLay, John Cornyn and the majority of conservatives.)
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To: Arkansas Toothpick
If this isn't satire, we're in serious trouble with this loon.
18 posted on 07/14/2008 8:10:30 AM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: Brian S. Fitzgerald
Of the PTA ?
19 posted on 07/14/2008 8:11:08 AM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: Arkansas Toothpick
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.

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.

20 posted on 07/14/2008 8:12:18 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: WayneS

Yes.. McCain... McFlapjack... hmmm... might as well go with Douglas MacArthur.


21 posted on 07/14/2008 8:16:38 AM PDT by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: Arkansas Toothpick

Yippie ki-yay, Mr. President.


22 posted on 07/14/2008 8:18:33 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Arkansas Toothpick

Drop the extra “C” and just go with....

McLame


23 posted on 07/14/2008 8:23:26 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: Maurice Tift

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.

;^)


24 posted on 07/14/2008 8:27:18 AM PDT by WayneS (What the hell is wrong with these people?)
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To: Arkansas Toothpick

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.


25 posted on 07/14/2008 8:27:35 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: snowrip
It kinda scared me when I read long ago that "Mc" means "Son of" in the Gaelic or Irish, so we have "Son of Cain". Wow.

g in AZ, but not a fan of his

26 posted on 07/14/2008 8:46:38 AM PDT by Geezerette (... but young at heart!-)
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To: Arkansas Toothpick
McCain considered changing last name in 2000 **********************************

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.

27 posted on 07/14/2008 8:57:14 AM PDT by E. Cartman (Just say "No" to mug-whores.)
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To: Geezerette

“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.


28 posted on 07/14/2008 9:25:45 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Arkansas Toothpick

"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."

29 posted on 07/14/2008 9:29:18 AM PDT by TADSLOS (49 Days and a Wakeup for the GOP to use the Nuclear Option.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
Very interesting! Thanks for the info.

g

30 posted on 07/14/2008 4:04:44 PM PDT by Geezerette (... but young at heart!-)
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