It seems a new book out called The Real McCain goes into some detail about the Presidential hopeful’s rather infamous temper. In particular it mentions an incident on the campaign trail back in ‘92 when McCain got angry with his wife:
Three reporters from Arizona, on the condition of anonymity, also let me in on another incident involving McCain’s intemperateness. In his 1992 Senate bid, McCain was joined on the campaign trail by his wife, Cindy, as well as campaign aide Doug Cole and consultant Wes Gullett. At one point, Cindy playfully twirled McCain’s hair and said, “You’re getting a little thin up there.” McCain’s face reddened, and he responded, “At least I don’t plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you cunt.” McCain’s excuse was that it had been a long day. If elected president of the United States, McCain would have many long days.
One of my very few vices is swearing, which should be obvious by the name of this site, and “cunt” is one of the few naughty words I don’t tend to use. I have no idea why I find it to be taboo considering some of the other naughty words I use regularly, but it always struck me as being particularly vicious and unnecessary. It falls into the same realm as “motherfucker” for me, which is odd because I’ll use just about every other variation on the word fuck you can think of.
In all honesty of all the things about McCain I could have a problem with the fact that he has a short temper and referred to his own wife as a cunt is pretty low on my list of reasons not to vote for him. That’s why I hadn’t commented on this sooner. Then Spocko sent me the following video clip on this very topic and I found it funny enough I had to share it:
Admit it. You’re going to hear John McCunt every time you see one of his commercials from now on too.