John McCain Would “Hate to Live in Milwaukee”

22 Oct

I was driving to work this morning and heard a Barack Obama campaign ad that talked about how John McCain was quoted by a Washington Post reporter as saying he would “hate to live in Milwaukee.”

So of course when I got to the office I hopped on Google to investigate.

Apparently the article was written in 2004 — you can read it here. The comment about Milwaukee is in a bulleted paragraph about 3/4 of the way down the page. Somehow, when McCain made one of his trips to a Milwaukee suburb to stump for votes (interesting that he’s never actually spoken anywhere in Milwaukee proper — maybe he’s afraid he might run into people that don’t look exactly like him), the story was revived by a local radio station.

I think the comment is pretty inconsequential, but kudos to the Obama campaign for going back into the cockles to pull that one out and use it in an ad. That’s why I would like to work on a campaign — or for “The Daily Show.” I love finding that obscure stuff that comes back to bite people in the end (literally and figuratively).

In other news, apparently the Republican National Committee has spent more than $150,000 outfitting Sarah Palin and her family for the campaign trail. The expenses are dubbed “campaign accessories” which, let’s be honest, is all that she really is.

In case you were wondering, the article says that the Obama campaign shows no such type of expenses.

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