Friday, August 22, 2008

McCain travels in a nine-car motorcade to Starbucks for coffee

I found this Los Angeles Times story through Americablog. The LA Times story is basically a recap of yesterday's campaign events regarding McCain's housing gaffe. But there is one very interesting detail included in the Times story:

By midafternoon, both [Obama and McCain] campaigns were in full battle cry and sought to portray the other candidate as living an ostentatious lifestyle. Both campaigns called reporters, rushed out scathing TV attack ads, unveiled new websites and unleashed surrogates.

[Republican presidential candidate John] McCain, who huddled with advisors at his desert compound in Sedona, Ariz., said nothing in public. A nine-car motorcade took him to a nearby Starbucks early in the morning, where he ordered a large cappuccino. McCain otherwise avoided reporters.

A nine-car motorcade took McCain to get a Starbucks cappuccino. Now I'm sure that of those nine cars, say half of the cars were filled with Secret Service people, while the other half were filled with McCain lobbyists, who are currently running the campaign. When was the last time you saw a nine-car motorcade pull up to the local Starbucks? It is rather ironic how the McCain campaign is attacking Obama for being an arugula-eating elitist, while at the same time, Johnny-Boy McCain is rushing to get his "cup of joe" via a nine-car motorcade. Finally, I should note that McCain's motorcade reminds me of the day McCain strolled through an Iraqi marketplace, surrounded by 100 soldiers, three Blackhawk helicopters, and two Apache gunships overhead.

So who is the elitist?


r said...

Nine cars, eight houses, seven homes, six ATVS, FIVE KEATING DEFENDENTS, four calling PR persons, three French maids, two gaffes today, and a poor exxxxxx-wife.

Eric A Hopp said...

Dear R:

I feel a Christmas carol warming my heart.

And we're still not finished with August!