Monday, September 15, 2008

It's Not Just Houses Anymore...

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On this day Lehman Brothers filed for the largest bankruptcy in history, with unsecured debts to far too many creditors worldwide. Senators Obama and Biden are out on the campaign trail explaining that there is something fundamentally wrong with McCain's belief that "the fundamentals of our economy are strong".

Now comes another explanation for McCain's disconnect from the economy. It's not just that he can't count his houses, it's that he doesn't know if he bought a car. From
Motor Trend:

Do you know how many Priuses you've bought? Reportedly, like houses, John McCain doesn't know either. According to a recent article by the Detroit Free Press, UAW President Ron Gettelfinger blasted the Republican presidential candidate yesterday in response to McCain's contradiction over who paid for his daughter's Toyota Prius. The controversy echoes the one surrounding a recent admission by McCain that he couldn't remember how many homes he owns.

Last year, McCain said in two different newspaper interviews that he had bought his daughter Meghan McCain a Toyota Prius. He was quoted in the New York Times as saying "I ought to know the name of it; I paid for it." However, in an interview with WXYZ-TV on Sunday, McCain reportedly contradicted his previous statements, telling reporters that "actually she bought it, I believe, herself."