McCain Claim: No Bush Vote

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John McCain’s Republican chops come under fire again this morning.

From Arianna Huffington:

At a dinner party in Los Angeles not long after the 2000 election, I was talking to a man and his wife, both prominent Republicans. The conversation soon turned to the new president. “I didn’t vote for George Bush” the man confessed. “I didn’t either,” his wife added. Their names: John and Cindy McCain (Cindy told me she had cast a write-in vote for her husband).

The McCain campaign denies the tale, saying people should “consider the source.” Huffington responded with a list of McCain’s very public – and erroneous – “denials,” like knowing lobbyist Vicki Iseman, not budgeting earmarks in his home state of Arizona and about trying to get up on John Kerry’s democratic ticket.