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DNC Sees Cindy McCain's Wealth as Fair Game (Future Beergate)
ABC News ^ | July 18, 2008 | Jake Tapper

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."

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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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OMG!!! Cindy's rich and distributes beer!!! The world may come to an end due to conflict of interest in a beer company merger.

Of course selling state secrets to China for campaign contributions is perfectly okay.

1 posted on 07/18/2008 10:04:38 AM PDT by keepitreal
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To: keepitreal

Whatever, just don’t talk about Mrs Obama.


2 posted on 07/18/2008 10:07:35 AM PDT by benjamin032
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To: keepitreal

One word: Teresa Heinz Kerry


3 posted on 07/18/2008 10:08:00 AM PDT by y6162
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To: keepitreal

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??


4 posted on 07/18/2008 10:08:07 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: keepitreal

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.


5 posted on 07/18/2008 10:08:11 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: keepitreal

Hell, of course she is fair game — she is a Republican.


6 posted on 07/18/2008 10:08:25 AM PDT by JimSEA (Kaffur and proud of it.)
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To: keepitreal

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?


7 posted on 07/18/2008 10:09:09 AM PDT by papasmurf
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To: benjamin032
You beat me to that line.

[FR thread] BO Blasts Conservative Attacks Against Wife: 'Debate Me Not Her'

8 posted on 07/18/2008 10:09:18 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (A vote for any Democrat from BO on down the ticket is a vote for $10 a gallon gas.)
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To: keepitreal
OMG!!! Cindy's rich and distributes beer!!!

and is not a lawyer and has big B$%(*@, and appreciates America!

9 posted on 07/18/2008 10:09:22 AM PDT by Freeper (<i><b>)
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To: y6162
Ah,

That's three but point well taken. :)

10 posted on 07/18/2008 10:09:39 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is America's George Galloway?)
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To: benjamin032
don’t talk about Mrs Obama

You mean the leftist, SDS, bomb-throwing wannabee. No, we won't talk about her.

11 posted on 07/18/2008 10:10:40 AM PDT by reg45
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To: keepitreal

I like Cindy. I like Beer. I like Money. Will people actually make their decisions based on these things? Silly people!


12 posted on 07/18/2008 10:10:52 AM PDT by Chili Girl
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To: reg45

Well she lacks the sin of wealth.


13 posted on 07/18/2008 10:11:27 AM PDT by benjamin032
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To: keepitreal

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!

No contest!


14 posted on 07/18/2008 10:11:36 AM PDT by avacado
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To: keepitreal

Rich beer distributors?-heck I thought they were talking about Jesse Jackson’s sons (who somehow ended up with an AB distributorhip in IL)


15 posted on 07/18/2008 10:14:35 AM PDT by mrmargaritaville
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To: keepitreal
To be fair there was quite a lot of mileage obtained from John Kerry's proximity to the Heinz fortune.
16 posted on 07/18/2008 10:14:51 AM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: keepitreal

Let them whine. They’ll get no where by making that an issue.


17 posted on 07/18/2008 10:15:45 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: benjamin032

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”.


18 posted on 07/18/2008 10:15:46 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.)
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To: keepitreal

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.

H


19 posted on 07/18/2008 10:15:50 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("You may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas." -- Davy Crockett)
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To: keepitreal

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.


20 posted on 07/18/2008 10:16:04 AM PDT by Enchante
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To: keepitreal
Democrats, never afraid to take a cheap shot:


21 posted on 07/18/2008 10:17:48 AM PDT by Michael.SF. ("They're not Americans. They're liberals! "-- Ann Coulter, May 15, 2008)
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To: keepitreal

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...


22 posted on 07/18/2008 10:20:02 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: keepitreal
OMG!!! Cindy's rich and distributes beer!!!

I can remember reading about a former president's father who distributed whiskey illegally during prohibition.

23 posted on 07/18/2008 10:23:00 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.)
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To: keepitreal

Reminds me of all the ketchup remarks from the last election.


24 posted on 07/18/2008 10:23:25 AM PDT by stuartcr (Election year.....Who we gonna hate, in '08?)
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To: keepitreal

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.


25 posted on 07/18/2008 10:23:56 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The U.S. Constitution was not written to protect those who want to destroy America.)
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To: keepitreal

Did they take a look at Kerry’s wife’s wealth in 2004?


26 posted on 07/18/2008 10:24:16 AM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: keepitreal
My dear friends ...



Who here wouldn't like their wife to own a beer distributorship?
27 posted on 07/18/2008 10:24:27 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: y6162
One word: Teresa Heinz Kerry

One word: NJ governor Jon Corzine, estimated worth $400,000,000+. Corzine's wealth doesn't seem to bother the DNC.

28 posted on 07/18/2008 10:27:01 AM PDT by Joiseydude
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To: Churchillspirit

spot on! the media made a big deal about Bush & “Big Oil”, yet never took issue with Kerry’s cozy relationship with “Big Condiments”!


29 posted on 07/18/2008 10:33:46 AM PDT by GotMojo
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To: keepitreal
If the wealthest 50% of Congress were to step down, the Congress remaining would be solidly Republican.
30 posted on 07/18/2008 10:34:28 AM PDT by cpdiii (roughneck, oilfield trash and proud of it, geologist, pilot, pharmacist, iconoclast.)
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To: keepitreal
Scandalous!



Let's ask Sam Adams or Ben Franklin what they think ...
31 posted on 07/18/2008 10:36:40 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Joiseydude

Cindy McCain is rich, beautiful and owns a beer distributorship. If she wants to divorce John I am available! :) :) :)


32 posted on 07/18/2008 10:37:32 AM PDT by cpdiii (roughneck, oilfield trash and proud of it, geologist, pilot, pharmacist, iconoclast.)
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To: Chili Girl
I like Cindy. I like Beer. I like Money.

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!

33 posted on 07/18/2008 10:44:11 AM PDT by 6SJ7
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It's going to be pretty hard for the media to stir up the public against someone who makes beer. Big Beer?!

In high school the most eligible girl to date was the nymphomaniac who's father owned a liquor store.

34 posted on 07/18/2008 10:46:03 AM PDT by AU72
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To: benjamin032

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.

Hypocrites.


35 posted on 07/18/2008 10:49:17 AM PDT by VOR78
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To: y6162
No, three words to be exact, so let's get this right /s and say it loud—we need to remind the dhimmies often.

Teresa Heinz Kerry,Teresa Heinz Kerry, Teresa Heinz Kerry,Teresa Heinz Kerry, Teresa Heinz Kerry, Teresa Heinz Kerry, Teresa Heinz Kerry, Teresa Heinz Kerry

Frickin' idiot dhims have no game!

36 posted on 07/18/2008 10:52:10 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U
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To: keepitreal
If politco’s don't use their own money, they have to ask others for it. Is it better if an office holder is beholder to donors?

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.

37 posted on 07/18/2008 10:56:51 AM PDT by Wiseghy ("You want to break this army? Then break your word to it.")
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To: mrmargaritaville

No doubt daddy had a hand in the shake down for that.


38 posted on 07/18/2008 10:57:14 AM PDT by hope
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To: keepitreal
There are a lot of Freepers who are just beside themselves that McCain doesn't pounce on every opportunity to slam the Democrats and Obama at every opportunity and it gets a little tiresome sometimes. There are probably a thousand little hit pieces like this in "Draft" form in journalists' files across the globe and all McCain need to is say one little thing out of place to have them come cascading down on him (and us).

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...


39 posted on 07/18/2008 10:58:44 AM PDT by ProfoundMan (See my profile for hundreds of little freeper pics!)
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To: AU72
You reminded me of the George Jones' song, "Nothing Ever Hurt Me Half as Bad as Losing You":

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!

40 posted on 07/18/2008 11:02:54 AM PDT by GraceCoolidge
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To: keepitreal

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...


41 posted on 07/18/2008 11:04:17 AM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the sting of truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: keepitreal

Typical...Liberals hate the successful...unless they are drunkie junkie Hollywood perverts, or lying thieving Democrat politicians.


42 posted on 07/18/2008 11:19:32 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand)
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To: keepitreal

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!


43 posted on 07/18/2008 11:22:45 AM PDT by swarthyguy (Osama Freedom Day: 2500 or so since September 11 2001! That's SIX +years, Dubya.)
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To: keepitreal

George Soros’ wealth is definitely fair game.


44 posted on 07/18/2008 11:28:25 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Boycott Washington D.C. until they allow gun ownership)
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To: keepitreal
Make a comparison with Swift Boat captain John Kerry who married into a fortune and was directed by his bread giver during his election.
No such interference on the McCain side, only silent support and presence.
45 posted on 07/18/2008 11:32:50 AM PDT by hermgem (Will Olmr)
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To: Chili Girl
Some yo-yo I work with said she wouldn't vote for McCain because he left his first wife.

Yes, people make voting decisions based on all kinds of irrelevant information.

46 posted on 07/18/2008 11:33:20 AM PDT by WarEagle (Can America survive a President named Hussein?)
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To: WarEagle; All

Heck I heard another yo-yo not voting for McCain cause his wife is involved in “Big Beer”...


47 posted on 07/18/2008 11:44:26 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Barak Obama: The Candidate of Clarification)
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To: keepitreal
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."

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.

48 posted on 07/18/2008 12:08:20 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: y6162

Umm...(I count three words - wait a minute - fuggeddaboudit and hand me a beer.)


49 posted on 07/18/2008 12:11:13 PM PDT by jagusafr ("Bugs, Mr. Rico! Zillions of 'em!" - Robert Heinlein)
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To: WarEagle
Some yo-yo I work with said she wouldn't vote for McCain because he left his first wife.

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.

50 posted on 07/18/2008 12:29:07 PM PDT by SuziQ
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