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.