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It’s almost too easy, but it’s hard to pass up the hypocrisy in John McCain’s latest statement.

Continuing with his attempt to convince American voters that Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama is little more than a celebrity, Republican opponent John McCain suggested today that flying off to attend a benefit concert headlined by Barbra Streisand is at odds with the man of the people style campaign Obama has been running.

According to Jonathan Martin’s Politico blog, McCain chided Obama during an appearance before a blue collar crowd in Youngstown, Ohio, using the opportunity to drive a wedge between the Illinois senator and the working class.

“He talks about siding with the people just before he flew off for a fundraiser in Hollywood with Barbra Streisand and his celebrity friends,” McCain said of his political rival. “Let me tell you, my friends, there’s no place I’d rather be than right here with the working men and women of Ohio.”

Said the presidential candidate married to a beer heiress, before he hopped on her private jet — because it’s really the only way to get around in Arizona — and flew of to one of their seven homes, so Cindy could change into another $300,000 dress, and John could change into a fresh pair of $520 loafers.

Right. Real “man of the people,” that one.


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  2. It’s real sad, though, I must say, that people actually take it into their hearts and minds that these kinds of rhetoric as truth. You would think with the amount of information, education, and technology these days, the American people would be wiser, but, it seems to prove just the opposite.

    I’ve wrote this as comments on other blogs as well, I think John McCain himself is one of the more progressive candidates in the Republican party. However, with the recent dirty tactics, lies, and misinformation, lead me to believe he’s no longer the “maverick” he claims to be — he is bending and catering to the will of the conservative republican political machine. His pick of VP, someone so unqualified, so inexperienced, so ill-informed (not to mention radically conservative), only benefit his electability to the detriment of the nation.