Rolling Stone: Make-Believe Maverick

Do everyone a favor and head over to Rolling Stone Magazine and read Make-Believe Maverick.  You will absolutely learn things you did not know, both positive and negative, about John McCain.  Things that may help you make up your mind about who to vote for, if you haven’t already.  Here are some excerpts that I found jarring:

p. 1 (read the article for context) 

“What the hell are you going to Rio for?”

McCain, a married father of three, shrugs.

“I got a better chance of getting laid.”

p. 8  During his 1992 campaign, at the end of a long day, McCain’s wife, Cindy, mussed his receding hair and needled him playfully that he was “getting a little thin up there.” McCain reportedly blew his top, cutting his wife down with the kind of language that had gotten him hauled into court as a high schooler: “At least I don’t plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you cunt.” Even though the incident was witnessed by three reporters, the McCain campaign denies it took place.

p. 10  In June of this year, McCain reversed his decades-long opposition to coastal drilling — shortly before cashing $28,500 from 13 donors linked to Hess Oil. And the senator, who only a decade ago tried to ban registered lobbyists from working on political campaigns, now deploys 170 lobbyists in key positions as fundraisers and advisers.

There is so, so much more in this article and Rolling Stone is also carrying a feature outlining some key McCain “flip flops.”  Further, there’s a piece on Palin and one on Springsteen’s efforts for Obama.  Go check it out.

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