April 10, 2008

McCain at a loss for words...

... when asked about going to strip clubs.

43 comments:

Meade said...

An officer and a gentleman.

He said he had "misadventures" as a young man, and then he politely redirected the discussion rather than recall, in the company of four good-looking ladies, his going to watch women take their clothes off some fifty odd years ago. To do otherwise would have been churlish, immature, and not very presidential.

Bonus points for self-deprecating humor.

chickenlittle said...

My Gosh- what about his cursing and does he have a tatoo?

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Fighter pilots avoid flak all the time.

Revenant said...

I thought he handled it pretty well. He acted sheepish and embarrassed, which probably played well with The View's largely-female audience.

vnjagvet said...

If checking out stuff in strip clubs, he probably did it before he had the stuffings beat out of him in POW camp. Caused him to be unable to call up the image, I presume.

Fortunately, all of those ladys are now much older than Bahar,so are no longer any temptation to the aging McCain.

They are also unlikely to remember him, thankfully.

Ron said...

they told him it would help the country if he put a $20 in the "G" (for Government!) string, so being patriotic, he did so!

Trumpit said...

What is wrong with going to strip clubs? They just put in one in my neighborhood and some homeowners were up in arms about it. I didn't see what all the fuss was about. Lower property values? It's called the law of supply and demand. There are already enough taco stands around here.

The Drill SGT said...

could have been a lot worse. They could have asked if he attended Tailhook conventions. Or why he cheated on his first wife after he cam back from Nam.

seriously, He was a rebellious young man in a very high risk job. When he was young and foolish, he was young and foolish. That includes doing night carrier landings on rainy windswept decks in tossing seas. That has been known to cause men to drink and unwind.

The Drill SGT said...

Bonus points to Ruth Ann the JAG for using the proper "flak" :)

I think the navy alos uses "triple A"

jroosh said...

Is that all they got on him?

He's been to a strip club?

Anthony said...

Jesus, what a weasel.
Did he answer the question? No.

Almost every man in America has gone to a strip club at one point in their lives. Are they asking if he goes now? Be a man and say it, will-ya?

He might have gained a point or two with me (which would make his total 1 or 2) if he had told the truth.
Instead, he can't even admit that he's smarter than the idiot in the White House.

Eli Blake said...

To be honest, I wish we as a society were not so obsessed with the sex lives of our public figures.

I don't like McCain, but geez, this is getting ridiculous. What's next? They will ask a candidate for President of the United States how often they masterbate? It's only a matter of time if this keeps up.

Revenant said...

Um, Anthony, you really should pay more attention. He DID say that he went to strip clubs -- he wrote that in his book. That's what the lady was referring to.

Ron said...

Right on, Eli!

Let me just say this about that:
Even Nixon masturbated!

on that pleasant image...I bid you... adios!

The Drill SGT said...

Almost every man in America has gone to a strip club at one point in their lives. Are they asking if he goes now? Be a man and say it, will-ya?


Hell, Ruth Anne almost certainly has gone to a strip club. She was stationed at Ft Bragg as I recall. If Bragg in the 90's was anything like Hood in the 80's, there was a Main Post Officer's Club, where you dressed up for dinner. Majors and Captains with wives went the the Main club. Then there was an O'Club Annex. You could wear work clothes. e.g BDU's, drink beer and they had strippers, once in a while. LT's and single CPTs went to the Annex. Tell us about it Ruth Anne

ricpic said...

Nixon masturbated to Ann-Margret, as did I.

Freeman Hunt said...

They will ask a candidate for President of the United States how often they masterbate? It's only a matter of time if this keeps up.

LOL

If it comes to that, I'll ROLF (not ROFL).

Meade said...

Heck, who HASN'T masturbated to Ann Margaret?

George said...

Story about McCain visiting a forgotten dying man in the hospital.

Ron said...

Heck, who HASN'T masturbated to Ann Margaret?.

Wait, you mean, like today, this afternoon? Of course no...no wait a minute...I plead the 5th!

Meade said...

Ron at a loss for words?

I'm speechless.

MadisonMan said...

I've been to a strip club. Visions, on east Wash. It was a for Bachelor Party, but I don't remember who the groom was. This was 25 years ago. Goodness.

As to who hasn't masturbated to Ann-Margret...I'd say a lot of women haven't. And titus.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Drill SGT:
Never at Fort Bragg/Fayetteville. But at Fort Benning [the home of the INFANTRY for goodness sakes], you are correct that the O-Club had an Annex which--I'm told-- occasionally had exotic dancers. That ended in the early 90s when one general's wife was a little too tightly wound.

I've also heard that the PTL--Pillow Talk Lounge in Columbus, GA was the best place to play pool because the patrons were otherwise occupied.

The Drill SGT said...

so you admit to going to a strip club, but are a bit vague on when the strippers were there.

noted.

garage mahal said...

Heck, who HASN'T masturbated to Ann Margaret?

My doctor asked me "Do you remember the first time you masturbated to Ann Margaret"? And I said "Damn I don't remember the first time I masturbated to Ann Margaret TODAY!"

save_the_rustbelt said...

A colleague of mine (flew A-4s) did some drinking with McCain prior to the deployment that ended as a POW. Said McC was a boring academy type.

In 1973 I was in a go-go bar in Columbus Ohio. The bar was overpriced and the dancers boring. The owner was starting a magazine for the regulars, 8 or 10 pages.

The guy's name was Larry Flynt. The magazine did better than the go-go bar.


Ann Margaret is a goddess.

Revenant said...

Heck, who HASN'T masturbated to Ann Margaret?.

People under the age of 40? She's older than my mother, and I'm not a particularly young guy.

Synova said...

I don't know if bored girls pole dancing in bikinis counts as a strip club but that was as mild as it went if one went out at all at Clark.

I will say that two angry, fully clothed American girls beat out the mostly naked bored pole dancing girls when it came to who the guys were looking at.

Synova said...

I will say that the dancers in the Airman's and NCO clubs at Clark annoyed me because there really was NO WHERE to go that didn't have them, then, and it would have been nice to have a bar/club to go to that was more like home. Not that I ever went to the Airman's club, because I don't drink much at all, but if it's the same as off base, why go on base?

And I will admit that I was even more annoyed when I heard that the Airman's club was made to not have ladies night with male dancers because some uptight officer (not a general's wife, as I understand it, but some commander of something) shut it down because the male dancing was not appropriate for male military members.

That was the same as saying that there really *was* something wrong with the dancing. Otherwise, if it was okay to have and sponsor exotic dancers in the clubs on base, why wouldn't it be okay for off duty male Airmen to gyrate in a Speedo? Hm?

Pogo said...

I am witholding my support until I see, for each candidate, video of their colonoscopy, the mammogram, a PSA, blood sugar, urinalysis, MMPI, Pap smear, MRI head, and stress test.

The pubic has a right to know.

Mr. Forward said...

If Universities ran strip clubs would strippers have tenure?

Richard Fagin said...

Next time Sen. Clinton is in Houston, I'll ask my wife to take her to LaBare (a male stip club). Might loosen the ol' gal up a bit.

If any current female Navy pilot who lands planes on aircraft carries feels like she needs to go to the likes of LaBare, who am I to complain? I don't risk my life going to work every morning.

I'd offer to take Sen. Obama to Boys Town in Nuevo Laredo, but I wouldn't want to subject the working ladies to that kind of abuse. Even prostitutes have to have standards, you know.

SGT Ted said...

At least they didn't ask him if he'd been to the "Steam and Cream" at Camp Humphries, Korea.

:O

Pastor_Jeff said...

Pogo said:

The pubic has a right to know.

Freudian slip or intentional humor?

Does it matter?

Pogo said...

Intentional.

Sometimes I am still in 8th grade.

MadisonMan said...

I don't risk my life going to work every morning.

Actually, you do. Do you drive? Walk? Ride a bike? Bus? All methods of transport entail some risk.

Tibore said...

"on that pleasant image...I bid you... adios!"

You're a bastard, Ron. A bastard.

I now have to go scrub my brain out with a wire brush to purge the thought...

Trooper York said...

Of course Richard Nixon masturbated to a picture of Golda Mier.

That's why his nickname was Tricky
Dick.

Pogo said...

Heck, who HASN'T masturbated to Golda Meir?

Trooper York said...

Cedarford.

Pogo said...

D'oh!!!

Anthony said...

Revenant: Maybe you weren't paying attention. He never said "yes". First, he says, "no ... no ... no" then asks for a break, then diverts the question to his "lucky life".

I watched it twice. Now I have to go wash out my eyes.

Meade said...

Pogo, Troop: You guys make me laugh a lot.