Airplane of the “Common Man

One does sometimes wonder how the media can so clearly focus in on people with whom Democrats may have once dipped from the same punch bowl, while ignoring who Republicans are literally rutting about with…often in the nude.

Case in point, I have it on good authority, that John McCain has, on occasion, often with chemical inducements, flopped about "Maverick-Style" with this person. I hope this revelation is not too controversial and gossipy for so early an hour.

What’s more, in making it clear to the press, his own lack of wealth, McCain has stated on occasion that he has had to fly "coach" with the proletariat. The horror, the horror.

LETTERMAN: You got into financial trouble, and all of that changed, turned around. What did you do—did you ever consider getting out?

MCCAIN: Well, I was riding on a well-known airline in group D, you know, that’s the one where you get to sit in the center seat between two heavyset Americans… I was carrying my own bags, which was good training, good experience.

Except, of course, as we now know, that may have been just a bit off:

Mr. McCain’s cash-short campaign gave itself an advantage by using a corporate jet owned by a company headed by his wife, Cindy McCain, according to public records. For five of those months, the plane was used almost exclusively for campaign-related purposes, those records show.

I think McCain meant he flew "couch class", not "coach class".

You know, it is strange how this flyin’ like he’s at a Southwest Airlines cattle-call meme just perpetuated itself, when, as Atrios noted McCain has been followed around by a coterie of the press for months on these campaign junkets. And not one report, until yesterday, noted this rather bizarre false claim of "commonality" from Mr. Straight-Talk.

Damn, that must be some pretty sweet barbecue Michael Scherer & company eat. You know, I too shop at "the Costco" and though I’ve seen the gallon-jugs of "KC Masterpiece" I have not seen the label proclaiming it addictive. But then maybe the Mentholatum-scented man-hugs of John McCain make the enabling all worthwhile.

Of course, as the fact that he’s married to a woman with her own private jet demonstrates, John McCain has a nine-figure lifestyle.

Naturally, this puts him in the ideal position for a Republican in that he can say things about his likely Democratic opponent, the mixed-race child of a single mother, who worked as a community organizer on the Southside of Chicago [home of the truly wealthy, other than White Sox players of course]:

Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Sunday called Democratic rival Barack Obama insensitive to poor people and out of touch on economic issues.

I’m sure the media will get around to pointing out this rather bizarre and laughable statement as soon as they get done snipping Jeremiah Wright quotes out of entire sentences and other such non-barbecue related matters.