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Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Fabulous Life of John McCain!

Bring On The Bling!

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Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

I guess he is only half the male gold digger of Senator John Kerry.

August 23, 2008 2:03 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Dig is as dig does!

August 23, 2008 2:10 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Compare John Kerry to John McCain.

Teresa Heinz is the life estate beneficiary or outright beneficiary of her husband's trusts, making her either extremely wealthy in her own name, or powerful as a trustee of Heinz family wealth.[citation needed] Sen. Kerry is wealthy in his own right, though not to the same degree, since he became a trust fund beneficiary of his mother's and Forbes family trusts. Sen. Kerry and Teresa Heinz signed a prenuptial agreement and have kept their premarital assets separate.

To date, Teresa Heinz has declined to disclose her personal tax returns, citing family trusts and privacy. She is estimated to be worth between $750 million and $1.2 billion. According to her most recently released income tax of 2003, the Kerry and Heinz paid an effective federal income tax rate of 12%. Most of her income was derived from tax-free municipal bonds, which explains the low rate.

Both Teresa and her husband live an affluent life. Together they enjoy five homes at notable addresses. These include a six-floor, $7 million townhome in Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood, a $9 million ocean-front home on Nantucket, a $5 million ski retreat in Idaho, a $4 million estate in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania near the Heinz family's home base of Pittsburgh, and a $5 million home in Washington, D.C.'s Georgetown neighborhood. The couple also owns a $1 million yacht and a $35 million Gulf Stream Jet; it should be noted that the Heinz family owns most of these properties.[citation needed]

Cindy McCain
In 2000, she became chair of the now $300-million-a-year Hensley & Co.[42] following her father's death.[39] She, together with her children and one of John McCain's children from his first marriage, own 68 percent of the company.[43] As chair, her role takes the form of consultations with the company CEO on major initiatives such as new products, new plants, or employee welfare, rather than of an active physical presence;[44][45] she does not have operational control of Hensley, and Anheuser-Busch considers her to be an absentee owner.[12] By 2007, she had an annual income of over $400,000 from Hensley and an estimated net worth of $100 million.[25] She also owned at least $2.7 million worth of shares of Anheuser-Busch stock.[46][12] With her children, she owns a minority stake in the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team.

Now if Cindy is worth $100,000,000 and Teresa $1,200,000,000, then John McCain is only 1/12 the gold Digger of John Kerry.

Next!!

August 23, 2008 2:29 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

....and what about the fact that the Kerry's pay only 12% in taxes??

August 23, 2008 2:31 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Uh, Red...Kerry is not running.
Next!

Distractions will get you nowhere.

August 23, 2008 2:34 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Actually not, If we are going to use the "class envy" card on a Republican then lets look at the supposed "party of the working class" in the same way.

BTW, what was the combine family imcome for the Obamas last year?

$300,000?
$500,000?
$700,000?
over $900,000?

survey says!!

According to the couple’s 2006 income tax return, Michelle's salary was $273,618 from the University of Chicago Hospitals, while he had a salary of $157,082 from the United States Senate. The total Obama income, however, was $991,296 including $51,200 she earned as a member of the board of directors of TreeHouse Foods, plus investments and royalties from his books.

Almost $1,000,000!!

The American Dream?, Yes indeed!!

August 23, 2008 2:49 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

The McCain's have that much in change
underneath their sofa cushions in their 7 or is it 9 properties.

Try again, my friend!

August 23, 2008 2:57 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

....and the point is that the McCains are too rich to be the First Couple??. I think not.

August 23, 2008 3:08 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

The point was made in the video clip.

Are you going to Leimart Park tomorrow?

August 23, 2008 3:11 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Top ten richest Senators

John Kerry (D-Mass) $221,589,484 $267,789,805 $313,990,127

2 Herb Kohl (D-Wis) $117,798,026 $171,423,011 $225,047,997

3 Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass) $43,351,040 $102,822,519 $162,293,999

4 Jay Rockefeller (D-WVa) $55,878,022 $91,713,012 $127,548,003

5 Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) $49,392,297 $79,555,657 $109,719,018

6 Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) $45,501,164 $79,051,090 $112,601,017

7 Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) $18,523,145 $43,867,072 $69,211,000

8 John McCain (R-Ariz) $27,817,187 $36,431,099 $45,045,011

9 Hillary Clinton (D-NY) $10,360,009 $30,691,003 $51,021,998
10 Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) $11,622,675 $27,800,155 $43,977,636
7 Democrats and 3 Republicans

*** You got to love those rich, working class heroes from the Chowder Nation.

August 23, 2008 3:31 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Mom's birthday is on Monday, thus I am going to stay home for her.

August 23, 2008 3:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Work it McCains!

Joe B. stop being jealous.

August 23, 2008 3:50 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Tell Mom Happy B-Day from the other Joe B.

August 23, 2008 4:23 PM  

Blogger haikula said:

What is the point? You'd all be there in a heartbeat if you got out of POW prison, and a gorgeous blonde, former USC cheerleader with $100mm and a brewery showed interest.

So let's all not get retarded about who has how much money.

Obama's half brother lives in a HUT in the desert on $12 a year. Should we start talking about Obama not giving him a $20?

August 23, 2008 4:36 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

It ain't the money, it's the disconnect.

August 23, 2008 4:40 PM  

Blogger don quixote said:

"The McCain's have that much in change
underneath their sofa cushions in their 7 or is it 9 properties.

Try again, my friend!"

You go Joe!(it's 10) And what is up with Red Spots spinning about Kerry's and Teresa's $$$?
Maybe thats why he (Kerry) didn't get elected in 2004.

And forget that long list of supposed "legit" statistics, I don't see Biden or Obamas name on that list, but I sure see the name McSame on there.

And where'd Red Spot get these figures? Sheeet! McCains wealth at $40 Million? His 10 homes are worth more than that, there's the 3 homes in on exclusive Coronado Island, 1 or 2 in homes of the rich and famous La Jolla, 2 or 3 in the vortex's of Sedona for starters, not to mention Cindy's beer money and McCains stash from back in the Saving and Loan Scandal debacles with Lincoln Savings and his bro Charles Keating
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The Keating Five
Dan Nowicki, Bill Muller
The Arizona Republic
Mar. 1, 2007 10:41 AM
CHAPTER VII: THE KEATING FIVE

As a war hero and U.S. senator, John McCain has been chronicled in pictures.

There are grainy mug shots of a young McCain, printed in U.S. newspapers after his jet was shot down over North Vietnam. There are black-and-white images of his return, grinning and waving.

In happier times, there is McCain holding his newborn daughter while his wife, Cindy, smiles from her hospital bed.

But it is an innocent vacation picture that carries the reminder of the scandal that threatened his political career.

In the picture, taken in the Bahamas, McCain is seated on a bandstand while wearing an outrageous straw party hat. Next to him on the dais sits Charles Keating III, son of developer Charles H Keating Jr.

McCain calls the Keating scandal "my asterisk."

Yeah whats money got to do with it?

August 23, 2008 4:46 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

The Keating scandal? Gosh, in all
the flurry of Biden's new job announcement, I forgot all about that one!

August 23, 2008 4:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So McCain goes back on his marriage vows. He made promises to his first wife in front of God, but forgets them when it's convenient for him and his political careeet. He violated at least one of the Ten Commandments when he cheated on his wife.

So what hope do we have that he's going to keep any of the promises he's making to us?

August 23, 2008 6:31 PM  

Blogger haikula said:

Hi 6:31,

I plan on violating several commandments tonight because, even if I DID believe in god, it's my own business.

You shouldn't put YOUR beliefs on McCain, or anyone, and expect that others accept them.

Not everyone believes what you believe, and you have absolutely no idea what vows he took; whether it was a civil service; and what the circumstances of the divorce were.

For all we know, the wife did something too.

Only a FOO' thinks that they can walk in another's shoes.

August 23, 2008 7:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh Gawd, here we go again at 6:31, the rightwing faction of Catholicism, Latina peasant version!!! "He broke his vows to his wife, how can he keep his vows to his public, bla-bla!" The rest of us aren't held hostage to your religious fervor, idiot -- was it better to have your favorite and first Catholic pres Kennedy screw anything that moved while married? At least McCain married Cindy, and she's no slut or little Mexican chica you can drag into the mud like Mirthala, so who cares what you fat Latina woman think.

Maybe if you didn't let yourselves get so fat, ugly and mean your husbands would want you and you wouldn't be so bitter. Keeping a man with a rope isn't the same as keeping him with honey, Chica.

August 23, 2008 7:55 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Haikula,
Perhaps a little research is called for?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1024927/
The-wife-John-McCain-callously-left-behind.html

August 23, 2008 8:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe how about debating a relevant issue? For once.

August 23, 2008 8:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Haiku is my kind of girl! LOSE THE SKIRT JOE.

August 23, 2008 8:41 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Carol McCain insists she remains on good terms with her ex-husband, 'I have no bitterness.'

By the way McCain pays all her expenses.

August 23, 2008 8:46 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

But seriously if you think that any of politicians have any identification with regular folks you're dreaming. Once they get into office - regardless of their personal financial standing - they enter an insular world of sycophants and privilege that regular folks don't live in.

August 23, 2008 8:48 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

McCain pays all her medical expenses. Cindy McCain, that is.

August 23, 2008 9:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm not applying my personal values on McCain. You have no idea what those are. But either McCain had his fingers crossed when he took his marriage vows, or he simply didn't care about them later.

It's funny how some of you are quick to jump all over AV for cheating on his wife, but when a Republican does it, it's OK.

I'm having a little trouble understanding that value system.

August 23, 2008 10:24 PM  

Blogger Valley Doll said:

joe b. said: McCain pays all her medical expenses. Cindy McCain, that is.

oh, snap!

lolz

xoxo

August 23, 2008 10:29 PM  

Blogger Valley Doll said:

michael higby said: Carol McCain insists she remains on good terms with her ex-husband, 'I have no bitterness.'

Hahahaha! Too bad Mother-In-Law of the Year Roberta McCain is just as c*nty as Cindy! (luv her!)

from teh CNN Political Ticker:
it wasn't amicable enough to prevent McCain's mother from suing his ex-wife to get back some personal property.

Both lawsuits were settled out of court decades ago and before they went to trial, but records of them are kept in the archives of the city courthouse in Alexandria.

Curiously, although the records clearly list the plaintiffs, McCain's campaign says that the Arizona senator didn't know about or authorize the 1990 lawsuit with his ex-wife, Carol, and that his mother's 1980 lawsuit was filed "unintentionally." And McCain's 96-year-old mother, Roberta, says she never sued Carol.

But others involved dispute those assertions.

In the 1980 lawsuit, filed shortly after John and Carol McCain divorced, Roberta sued Carol to reclaim some personal property,including paintings, a needlepoint screen and a pair of earrings. A
settlement was reached in 1981.

But in a brief telephone interview, Roberta denied filing the lawsuit.

"I have never heard of what you're talking about. … I will put my hand on a Bible," she said, to attest that she had never sued Carol.

Roberta's denial prompted laughter from the ex-daughter-in-law.

"Yes, she sued me," Carol said in a brief phone interview.

August 23, 2008 10:39 PM  

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