John McCain and the “C” Word

The mainstream media hasn't exactly been going out of their way to report on one particularly explosive revelation in Cliff Schecter's new book, The Real McCain:

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 c*nt.” McCain’s excuse was that it had been a long day. If elected president of the United States, McCain would have many long days.

You can well imagine how the members of the corrupt Village media must be reacting as they learn of this ugly little drama, no doubt clutching their pearls as they stumble toward the fainting couch. Horrors! How dare that obnoxious, blogging little interloper dare even make sotto voce mention of such a potentially destructive story about The Maverick™, The Straight Talker™, Saint Senator War Hero McCain!

So it's time to kick the meme up a notch. As Democratic Underground member "jgraz" points out:

Calling your wife a c*nt in public is not "a spat". It's not "nasty". It's abuse.

And you know if he does that in public, he's far worse behind closed doors.

Congratulations, Rethugs. You're about to nominate an abusive husband for president.

GOP family values, indeed. I could not have said it more succinctly myself.

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