WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Straight Talk Express - perhaps the most visible symbol of Arizona Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign - is taking to the skies.
The Republican Party's presumptive nominee will unveil his new campaign airplane on Monday: a Boeing 737-400.
The aircraft shares its name with McCain's ever-present campaign bus, which has been a staple of the candidate's 2000 and 2008 campaigns.
The 95-seat plane - with seats for the candidate, his staffers and the press - has the "Straight Talk Express" logo emblazoned on its fuselage.
Straight talk??? Is he kidding? He changes his mind like the wind, does anyone including himself know what he stands for? BTW where does he plan to store the waste from those 45 nuclear plants he wants to build? I'll take Obama's sound judgement over mccain's so called 'experience' anyday.
WHO CARES DONT YOU HAVE ANYTHING BETTER TO TALK ABOUT. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE DYING IN THE WORLD AND SOME HOW THIS IS NEWS. CNN YOU SUCK
OOH, very nice jet. Did Cindy buy it with her Corporate tax breaks and obscene profit margins?
isn't that nice, lies in the skies.
Let's hope the plane do better with straight talk than his bus that seems to stay in the ditch!
Go Bam! Clip his wing!
Boy it must be great to get PAC money! Those lobbyist are doing McSame many favors. They have it made IF he makes it to the White House. IF.........
Straight Talk. Right and as soon as I believe that one, I'll believe a politician actually cares and is going to do something positive for the country.
Very nice. The luxury jet will make a sumptuous back ground for the multi millionaire corporate heiress Cindy. To say condesending little comments to the common folk like." I am proud of my country, arn't you" Maybe Cindy is the reincarnation of Marie Antoinette. The economy is really bad? Giggle, then let them eat cake.
He should reconsider naming that plane "FLIP FLOP EXPRESS"
Or 100 years for "Victory" in IRAK
Keep in mind that airplanes fly in an arc ... not a "straight" line, which is a perfect metaphor for McCain's not so straight talk.
Beware Clintonites: McCain will promise you the world and it will vanish before your eyes if he is elected. Don't be fooled.
Oh Boy! A new toy jet. McBush can pretend it is a bomber while he sings. Bomb bomb bomb , bomb bomb Iran!
Uh, who cares?
Who paid for that? Does he own the plane? Did Cindy buy it for him?
What a waste of money. Of course they have plenty so I hope the taxpayers didn't have to foot the bill.
With any luck he will be piloting. We all know how good he is at that! hahaha
I dislike how people want to vote for Mccain simply because he wishes to drill in ANWR province, when there is never any talk about any guarantee whether most of that oil will even stay within the US for consumption. Ask more questions people, before you choose!
Lets pray that the plane keeps going up and up and up! Oh yeah, and away forever.
Big plane. High hopes. Low expectations. Little chance.
Something you won't see Mr. Change do and that is straight talk.
When American Continental Corporation, the parent of Lincoln Savings, went bankrupt in 1989, more than 21,000 mostly elderly investors lost their life savings.
In early 1987, at the beginning of his first Senate term, McCain attended two meetings with federal banking regulators to discuss an investigation into Lincoln Savings and Loan, an Irvine, Calif., thrift owned by Arizona developer Charles Keating. Federal auditors were investigating Keating's banking practices, and Keating, fearful that the government would seize his S&L, sought intervention from a number of U.S. senators.
After McCain's election to the House in 1982, he and his family made at least nine trips at Keating's expense, three of which were to Keating's Bahamas retreat. McCain did not disclose the trips (as he was required to under House rules) until the scandal broke in 1989. At that point, he paid Keating $13,433 for the flights
And in April 1986, one year before the meeting with the regulators, McCain's wife, Cindy, and her father invested $359,100 in a Keating strip mall.
McCain was guilty of nothing more than "poor judgment," the committee said
"poor judgment" indeed. thats just what you have if you are contempling a vote for McCain....
If the 737 follows anything like McFlipFlop's political views, it will be doing complex aerobatics whereever it goes, i.e., radical changes of directions, barrell rolls, spins and inverted spins, and so much more.
I liked McFlipFlop in 2000 and would have voted for him over the chimp in an instant, but I don't like the McFlipFlop of 2008 not at all.
Let the PUMAs vote for McFlipFlop - they are only a few hundred brain- dead PWT old ninnies anyhow.
It must be really nice..... Wonder who's paying for the fuel? This is the same person thats running around screaming, Obama is an elitist?
No wrorry, It's a free ride for the warmonger untill november.
I'll plant this little bomb for you Obamites who will soon fill this forum with your little tirades. I can't do this during the week because I worK:
Audacity of Hope = Mein Kampfh
Charasmatic leader in his 40's who could captivate a crowd and promised his people vague promises of "change". They chanted empty slogans not knowing what what their slogans really meant. The leader would target his enemies with code words meant to demean, but never directly insult. He left that to his henchmen. They would march in the streets and torment his political enemies. They would interrupt his opposition and would not let them speak. The media of the time loved this charismatic leader and dared not to give him any bad press.
Sound familiar, Obamites? Read your history books about what blind, adoring, servitude by the people got the Germans. Your dirty Chicago politician is playing you like a drum. Your idea of diversity is sick. Yeah, the Democratic party is truely diverse: You can be both a fascist and a socialist.
This battle has nothing to do with race – at least not from this opposition's perspective. Its about ideas. And Obama's ideas are simply about power. Where are his plans for energy, the war on terror, the economy? He only denounces McCain's ideas and spouts generalities for solutions. Wake up before its to late!!!!
really!!!!!!!!!!!!wow, does it have wheelchair entrance? inquiring mind wants to know
Go to YouTube.com Vietnam Veterans Against McCain and listen to the Republican Senator from New Hampshire, Bob Smith, and others tell you about McCain and "Straight Talk." After hearing that, I could not vote for McCain ever and believe that anyone that was also in the Vietnam Conflict or ever in the military could vote for him. This is just one of many reasons why I will give up my tax break to keep McBush out of the White House.
Does that mean the "Straight Talk Express" has derailed? lol
Many Americans already felt that way unfortunately, as McCain adopted more Bush policies he was originally against.