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Sunday, August 17, 2008

McCain Critics Continue To Attack His Wealth

The drawback of John McCain's attack on Barack Obama's "elitism": it makes his own wealth fair game.

For the second time in as many days, critics of the Arizona Republican are using his riches against him. Brave New Films, headed by documentarian Robert Greenwald, released a short on Friday morning called "McCain's Mansions: The Real Elitist."

The film, while a bit long in length for traditional political fare, is absolutely brutal. Interspersed with testimony from a woman who suffered through foreclosure, the film highlights both the $36.5 million to (potentially) $100 million in assets McCain shares with his wife and the several plush, multi-million-dollar houses his family owns.

The video comes a day after the AFL-CIO similarly used McCain's wealth as fodder for a political attack. The union distributed fliers on Thursday pointing out, among other things, the 10 houses and $520 Italian loafers the Senator owns.

The drawback of John McCain's attack on Barack Obama's "elitism": it makes his own wealth fair game. For the second time in as many days, critics of the Arizona Republican are using his riches again...
The drawback of John McCain's attack on Barack Obama's "elitism": it makes his own wealth fair game. For the second time in as many days, critics of the Arizona Republican are using his riches again...


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