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Friday Question: Did John McCain have a Senior Moment?

If I had 7 houses worth 14 million dollars, I would be well aware of that, AND be able to recite all of the addresses verbatim at a moment’s notice. But I’m in my early thirties, so that’s not so impressive. John McCain is over 70, so I expect that he would have a senior moment or two. He definitely had a senior moment on Wednesday.

“I think — I’ll have my staff get back to you,” McCain told two curious Politico reporters Wednesday.

The 15-acre ranch where McCain hosted members of his press corps this year holds six separate houses, so does that count as one home or six?

In Phoenix, the McCains’ primary residence is a nearly 7,000 square foot condominium worth about $4.66 million. The McCains purchased two condos in 2006 and knocked down some walls to create the massive space in a high-rise that features valet parking, a rooftop swimming pool, personal spa services and on-staff housekeepers, among other amenities. Source

The problem with this is that I don’t want him to forget important things like what he told the secretary of state to do while on an overseas trip. I don’t want him to forget the name of some diplomat’s wife and piss someone off. I don’t want him to start calling people in his cabinet by other people’s names. If you have older relatives who sometimes lose it (come on, you know what I mean) then you know that a senior moment at the wrong time can be disastrous. He was wide open on this one. Obama said…

“I guess if you think that being rich means you gotta make $5 million and if you don’t know how many houses you have, then it might not be surprising that you think the economy is fundamentally strong,” Obama said. “But if you’re like me and you’ve got one house, or you are like the millions of people who are struggling right now to keep up with their mortgage so they don’t lose their home, you might have a different perspective.” [Note: Republicans note that Obama has got a very expensive house. But at least he knows how many he has]

I remember being a kid in the Regan era and how people made fun of his senility or perceived forgetfulness. He was at the end of his presidency so, who really cared. I’m not interested in McCain coming in foggy and getting foggier with each year. That’s all I’m saying. I’m not in the mood for the White House to have to do a lot of explaining about public slip ups, falls down stairs, health problems, etc. There is a chance he could go 4 years without an incident…but I’m not willing to take that chance.

What do you think?


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Friday Question: Do you remember this Afro-Am clip from Sesame Street

A loaf of bread, a container of milk and a stick of butter.  OH my goodness.  I almost teared up when I saw this on YouTube.  As a child this was one of a few animations on Sesame Street that had black characters.  This was my FAVORITE!!!  I was that lil black girl going to the corner store for Mom, jamming to my own rhythm.  Sigh…I’m such a sap sometimes.

“From 1972, the classic animated segment about memory, which has done a pretty good job of sticking in the memories of a generation of Sesame Street viewers. Produced by Jim Simon’s Wantu Studios.”


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