Skip to comments.DNC Sees Cindy McCain's Wealth as Fair Game (Future Beergate)
Posted on 07/18/2008 10:04:38 AM PDT by keepitreal
CNN this week took a look at Cindy McCain's wealth this week, reporting that she "is not only a wife to Senator John McCain, she is also his meal ticket. Her reported 2006 income of more than $6 million exceeded her husband's earnings 16 times over. That money pays for a wealthy lifestyle of high end condos, an Arizona ranch, flying in a corporate jet, and more." The story quoted a writer from the Politico saying that her beer distributorship funded his first congressional campaign and has subsidized his presidential campaign.
CNN correspondent David Mattingly reported that "as president, McCain would run a mammoth bureaucracy with regulatory control over alcohol sales, distribution and consumption. The next administration would probably have to deal with issues of beer taxes, labeling, maybe even the politically sensitive international merger just announced involving the giant Anheuser-Busch. These are all issues that could create a conflict because they could have an impact on the McCain family bottom line."
Simmons said that shows that McCain is "not in touch where most of Americans are. That month where he was spending $750,000 on credit card debts, it was from March 2007 until the beginning of 2008, middle of 2008. And that's when they were spending all the money of credit cards. They would not have been able to keep the John McCain campaign alive had he not had this personal wealth."
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Of course selling state secrets to China for campaign contributions is perfectly okay.
Whatever, just don’t talk about Mrs Obama.
One word: Teresa Heinz Kerry
Let’s see...Which candidate likes to hunt deer on his belly, catches a football like a girl, looks like a blue bunny....and lives off his very wealthy wife??
I bet she soaks her raisins in a fine lager, not gin like another previous candidate’s wife. Good for you! 8-]
Expect the worst from today’s lamebrain media and be prepared to be surprised.
Hell, of course she is fair game — she is a Republican.
So what’s wrong with story? It’s very similar to the one they criticizing John Kerry in ‘04.
Oh, wait. They didn’t write a critical story of lurch n’ Tereeeza, did they?
and is not a lawyer and has big B$%(*@, and appreciates America!
That's three but point well taken. :)
You mean the leftist, SDS, bomb-throwing wannabee. No, we won't talk about her.
I like Cindy. I like Beer. I like Money. Will people actually make their decisions based on these things? Silly people!
Well she lacks the sin of wealth.
Let’s see? Two buffoon lawyers (Obama, Michelle) in the White House, or a War Hero with a hot wife who owns a beer distributor!
Rich beer distributors?-heck I thought they were talking about Jesse Jackson’s sons (who somehow ended up with an AB distributorhip in IL)
Let them whine. They’ll get no where by making that an issue.
Michelle Obama has a $365,000 a year job doing.... what exactly???? But she’s a Democrat, so no one’s allowed to ask. Just like John Forbes Heiress-Bleeper Kerry’s wife Teh-ray-zuh was “off limits”.
Republicans should enthusiastically agree! Lets make candidates’ wives “fair game”!!
Cindy McCain is rich, and wears a lot of makeup! Oh no! Michelle Obama is ashamed of her country, participated in a racist church, and is an angry bitter woman.
The “wives” issue an easy winner for Republicans.
For every media entity that does this, an immediate comparison should be made to how they covered (or did not cover) Teresa Heinz and her empire of catsup and all of her ‘charitable’ donations to leftwing scumbags.
Strange... they have no problem with Ted Kennedy’s controlling the import of all scotch whiskey into the U.S. while getting one dollar for every bottle as well...
I can remember reading about a former president's father who distributed whiskey illegally during prohibition.
Reminds me of all the ketchup remarks from the last election.
Some pothead, seminar caller called in to talk radio (Hannity?) yesterday and tried to resurrect McCain’s involvement in the old, worn out “Keating Five” thing. ROTFL!!!! Even the DNC knows that there is “nothing there” with that. They’ve already beaten that dead horse to death.
Did they take a look at Kerry’s wife’s wealth in 2004?
One word: NJ governor Jon Corzine, estimated worth $400,000,000+. Corzine's wealth doesn't seem to bother the DNC.
spot on! the media made a big deal about Bush & “Big Oil”, yet never took issue with Kerry’s cozy relationship with “Big Condiments”!
Cindy McCain is rich, beautiful and owns a beer distributorship. If she wants to divorce John I am available! :) :) :)
That line made me smile. Indeed. It's going to be pretty hard for the media to stir up the public against someone who makes beer. Big Beer?! Well, who doesn't want that!
In high school the most eligible girl to date was the nymphomaniac who's father owned a liquor store.
Yeah, isn’t it ironic that just a day or two ago, Obama was whining because people were attacking his wife? But not surprisingly, the Dems don’t practice what they preach.
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Frickin' idiot dhims have no game!
We all know how McCain feels about asking others for money. It is the basis of his work on finance reform.
Guess the Dems figure they can flip a Teresa Heinz on McCain.
However, Cindy is no Teresa.
No doubt daddy had a hand in the shake down for that.
To be sure, McCain is hardly my first choice, but I do think we need to be a little more cognizant of the political reality he has to operate under.
So far, it appears he has the press thing down pretty good. I just wish he had the conservative thing down as well...
Well, it's not because you measure fifty, twenty, forty-four/ It's surely not because you own a chain of liquor stores/ It's not because your daddy is the richest man in town/ It's just that I've grown used to you and having you around.
Now that's country music!
If it were me, I’d say “hell yes my wife is beautiful, rich, and loves guns, God, and beer - I’m the luckiest guy on the face of the earth!”
I don’t think I’ll ever make it in politics...
Typical...Liberals hate the successful...unless they are drunkie junkie Hollywood perverts, or lying thieving Democrat politicians.
I irritated the hell outa some Obie types by pointing out how lame the Dems are: Kerry marries a ketchup heiress, while McCain gets a beer one. How cool is that?
Beauty and the Beer!
George Soros’ wealth is definitely fair game.
Yes, people make voting decisions based on all kinds of irrelevant information.
Heck I heard another yo-yo not voting for McCain cause his wife is involved in “Big Beer”...
How silly. I don't remember CNN OR the DNC getting all hot and bothered when Terayza's fortune was helping to fund John Effin Kerry's run, OR being concerned about possible conflicts that the business that she inherited from her deceased husband would be partly regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.
Umm...(I count three words - wait a minute - fuggeddaboudit and hand me a beer.)
It wouldn't surprise me a bit to find out that the long separation, because of his being a POW, was the major reason for the break-up. His wouldn't have been the first marriage not to survive that situation.