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John McCain Watch: Why Are You So Angry?

John McCain is short with the N.Y. Times’ Elisabeth Bumiller on the campaign’s plane today, after the reporter questioned him about a 2004 meeting with John F. Kerry, in which the Massachusetts senator suggested a VP slot.

Senator John McCain who is renown for his temper becomes agitated with a New York Times reporter who asked him about a 2004 conversation with then-Democrat nominee and Massachusetts Senator John Kerry. The conversation was about the possibility that McCain could join Kerry as his Vice President nominee.

Here is a transcript of the conversation:

Elisabeth Bumiller: Senator can I ask you about Senator Kerry. I just went back and looked at our story, the Times story, and you told Sheryl Stolberg that you had never had a conversation with Kerry about being, about Vice President –

John McCain: Everybody knows that I had a private conversation. Everybody knows that. That I had a conversation. There’s no living American in Washington –

EB: Okay.

McCain: – that knows that, there’s no one.

EB: Okay

McCain: And you know it too. You know it. You know it. So I don’t even know why you ask.

EB: Well I ask because I just read –-

McCain: You do know it. You do know it.

EB: Because I just read in the Times in May of ’04 you said.

McCain: I don’t know what you may have read or heard of, I don’t know the circumstances. Maybe in May of 04 I hadn’t had the conversation —

EB: But do you recall the conversation?

McCain: I don’t know, but it’s well known that I had the conversation. It is absolutely well known by everyone. So do you have a question on another issue?

EB: Well can I ask you when the conversation was?

McCain: No. Nope, because the issue is closed as far as I’m concerned. Everybody knows it. Everybody knows it in America.

EB: Can you describe the conversation?

McCain: Pardon me.

EB: Can you describe the conversation?

McCain: No, of course not. I don’t describe private conversations.

EB: Okay. Can I ask you –

McCain: Why should I? Then there’s no such thing as a private conversation. Is there (inaudible) if you have a private conversation with someone, and then they come and tell you. I don’t know that that’s a private conversation. I think that’s a public conversation.

EB. Okay. Can I ask you about your (pause) Why you’re so angry?

McCain: Pardon me?

EB: Nevermind, nevermind.

McCain: I mean it’s well known. Everybody knows. It’s been well chronicled a thousand times. John Kerry asked if I would consider being his running mate.

EB: Right.

McCain: And I said categorically no, under no circumstances. That’s all very well known.

EB: Okay, let me ask you… (moves on to another question.)


Hell, the New York Times is just stirring up shit like they did with their lobbyist non-story debacle. Why doesn’t Elisabeth Bumiller ask McCain about the issues instead of some assinine moment of the Democrats and John Kerry that happened four years ago?

Now, McCain had a RIGHT to be PISSED over THIS STORY – maybe it carried forward to today.

Who cares?


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3 thoughts on “John McCain Watch: Why Are You So Angry?

  1. Apparently the mainstream press and media has begun its attack on McCain. This attack is about McCain’s famous temper and is an effort to remind conservatives that McCain is really not one of them.

    More to follow.

  2. Yep but it won’t stick because of the abysmal record of the New York Times and the supposed affair he had with a 40 year old lobbyist.

    Obama and Hillary will be attacking each other every day until their convention.

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