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McCain jokes about legendary temper

May 7, 2008

ROCHESTER, Mich. – John McCain answered a question about his legendary temper on Wednesday with a good-natured growl.
 
“How dare you ask that question!” McCain said to laughter from the audience at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.temper.jpg
 
McCain proceeded to use the question as a way to focus on his own concerns, ranging from disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff’s past influence in the U.S. Congress to what he considers out-of-control government spending.
 
“I will confess to you my friend that I do get angry. I get angry when I saw a guy named Abramoff that ripped off Native Americans for millions and millions and millions of dollars,” McCain said.
 
“I get angry when I see $233 million of your tax dollars going to … a bridge to an island with 50 people on it,” referring to an Alaskan lawmaker’s bid to get money for a bridge McCain opposed.
 
“I get angry when I see corruption to the point when we have former members of Congress in federal prison.”
 
“And you know something? The American people are angry too … They’re mad and they’ve lost their temper,” the Arizona senator added.
 
McCain’s remark came in response to a question by a man who  said he worried about reports of McCain’s temper.

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Photo credit: Reuters/Mark Leffingwell (McCain speaks at an event in Denver, Colo., May 2, 2008)

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What about McCain and his desecration to Navajo and Hopi Lands at Black Mesa. Also, his PTSD is downright spooky!

Posted by Melvin Brewster | Report as abusive
 

This guy is way too old to be president.

I cannot believe that the Americans would even consider a candidate who may have trouble remembering things, short-term!

You need someone with shiny faculties – not dull ones.

Somebody beleive me!

Posted by Keith M Warwick | Report as abusive
 

Barack Obama’s bumpersticker: Honk If You Think I Am Jesus

John McCain’s bumpersticker: Honk If You Want Amnesty for Jesus

 

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