McCain's Money History and Why it Matters

Following up on dday's post below -- and the meme that is sweeping the blgoopshere this morning -- McCain's inability to remember how many houses he owns isn't the only telling thing he said.

From the Politico:


McCain’s comments came four days after he initially told Pastor Rick Warren during a faith forum on Sunday his threshold for considering someone rich is $5 million -- a careless comment he quickly corrected.
In the interview, McCain did not offer an alternate number, but had a new answer ready.
“I define rich in other ways besides income,” he said. “Some people are wealthy and rich in their lives and their children and their ability to educate them. Others are poor if they’re billionaires.”
This must be why they need their taxes lowered.

McCain has actually a long history of not knowing about financial matters in his own family:

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