John McCain, Man of the People
Eduardo Moisés Peñalver August 21, 2008 - 12:56pm
First, he told us that you're not rich until you're making $5 million. Now, we have this from Politico:
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said in an interview Wednesday that he was uncertain how many houses he and his wife, Cindy, own. "I think I'll have my staff get to you," McCain told Politico in Las Cruces, N.M. "It's condominiums where I'll have them get to you." The correct answer is at least four, located in Arizona, California and Virginia, according to his staff. Newsweek estimated this summer that the couple owns at least seven properties.
Alex Koppelman's analysis is just right:
Obviously, there is but one logical conclusion we can draw from this: Barack Obama is an out-of-touch elitist.
UPDATE: Giving a new meaning to "rapid response," Obama puts up the obvious ad: (HT TPM)[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpmFd25tRqo[/youtube]UPDATE II: Here's the DNC's contribution (HT Salon):
About the Author
Eduardo Moisés Peñalver is the Allan R. Tessler Dean of the Cornell Law School. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the subjects of property and land use law.