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McCain’s Next Great Stunt

by Cally Carswell 


Tags: Politics, Election 2008, John McCain, presidential debates, Slate,

Hail Mary

The debate is back on. But McCain’s political hijinks this week tend to make a person wonder: What’s next? The ol’ Maverick is bound to have a few more headline-making, “patriotic” tricks up his sleeve. Over at Slate, they're playing the next-McCain-hail-mary guessing game, and it’s a fun one. Standouts from the list:

#1: Returns to Vietnam and jails himself.

#3: Challenges Obama to suspend campaign so they both can go and personally drill for oil offshore.

#7: Sex-change operation.

#9: Sells Alaska to Russia for $700 billion.

Image by Torsten Bolten, licensed under Creative Commons.