June 16th, 2009
08:43 PM ET
6 years ago

McCain shows off his new ride outside U.S. Capitol


WASHINGTON (CNN) – Sen. John McCain officially got the keys to his 2010 Ford Fusion hybrid on Tuesday, and promptly took it for a spin around the Russell Senate office building in Washington - but not before accidentially tripping the car alarm.

Before jumping in, McCain was overheard remarking that his new ride features a voice-activated navigation system and Sirius satellite radio.

Riding shotgun was McCain's buddy Lindsey Graham, who joked as he got into the passenger seat: "I hope I live to tell about this."


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  1. Brian G, Sugar Land, TX

    Whopty doo! Ya know in his youth, John, had to trade in his horse for a Model T.

    June 16, 2009 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Which one of his 13 driveways is he going to park it in?

    June 16, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  3. phoenix86

    McCain should sell the car. Obama Motors and the UAW are going to put Ford out of business. Ford, while a good company, can't compete with a federally funded automobile company.

    June 16, 2009 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  4. Longhorn#1

    Smart man. Unlike some other I heard of.

    June 16, 2009 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    One would think...and rightly so...that operating a car is more difficult than typing an email. Let's hope he does a better job than he did crashing three F16s...otherwise he might be doing penance by being the one who finally proposes some sort of regulation regarding more frequent testing of elderly drivers. And hear I had him pegged as a horse-n-buggy kinda guy...

    June 16, 2009 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  6. Willy Brown

    The old fart needs to retire as well as Kennedy, Byrd, Spector and all that have been in Congress for more than 12 years..

    June 16, 2009 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  7. joe smith

    very nice to see our tax dollars finally going into, one, an American product, and an equally efficient one. We hope he doesn't do anything foolish like introduce legislation that would tax highspeed internet service or veiwing the US Open on analog T.V...

    June 16, 2009 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  8. joe m

    ok, before those hateful people decide to make snarky remarks, who today hasn't had issues with figuring out all the bells and whistles with new cars? i travel a lot and have to drive lots of different cars and find myself setting off the alarm, locking the doors instead of opening it, or pushing the wrong button and having the car stop. so. for those people who want to view this as an opportunity to prove that mccain is somehow senile, incompetent, or whatever else... get over yourselves.

    June 16, 2009 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  9. This is "News"?

    Great Photo Op but were are McCain's policy proposals to reduce America's addiction to foreign oil? The silence is deafening.

    June 16, 2009 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  10. Claudia in Houson

    For the first time McCain purchased an American made car to park along side his many foreign made cars. Does he really have a drivers license because Cindy always drives him around.

    June 16, 2009 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  11. Respect

    Why is it ok to pay for foreign medical cost but not pay for American medical cost with taxpayer dollars? We are currently at war and our taxpaying dollars are paying for these countries citizens and their medical bills because we are rebuilding these countries. Where is the outrage on that republicans?

    Ironically, we are paying for this on borrowed money from China and Saudia Arabia and this debt is being put on our children. Where is the outrage republicans?

    See how stupid you look!

    June 16, 2009 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  12. Hmmmm

    Good Lord, Joe m. What are you talking about?

    June 16, 2009 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  13. ge

    must be a freebee hope he pays the tax on it

    June 16, 2009 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  14. JonDie

    This is news?

    June 16, 2009 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  15. arc, Lugano CH

    I didn't vote for him....would never vote for him in a million years. But let the guy go for a drive with his buddy...leave him alone for 20 minutes...

    June 16, 2009 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  16. MJM

    Why is this news???

    June 16, 2009 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  17. Sniffit

    @ phoenix, who said "Obama Motors and the UAW are going to put Ford out of business. Ford, while a good company, can't compete with a federally funded automobile company."

    Right, because GM's bankruptcy is indicative of it being in such wonderful shape that it's going to run right out and produce 60 million cars that gets sold in 3 weeks flat and thereby take over the entire US auto market. Are you ignorant or do you know you're lying?

    June 16, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  18. phoenix86

    Sniffit,

    Stop sniffing. It has wrecked your mind. No one is going to be Obamobiles in sufficient quantity to allow GM to survive without further government subsidies. The government won't let GM go once they see that they can channel money from GM to the government.

    Your naivete is past pathetic.

    June 16, 2009 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  19. Mario, mtl, ca.

    How many cars he got as today's date??????????????????

    June 16, 2009 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  20. Gracie

    So WHAT? He's still got the mercedes and the porches at his seven other mansions. This is so very stupid.

    June 16, 2009 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  21. mike

    it's news because a person that old isn't normally able to drive. even his buddy in the passenger seat thought they were going to die with mccain at the wheel.

    June 16, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  22. Lauren

    Number one who cares,,,,,

    number two, your going to get almost all comments slamming McCain because immature liberals can not find anything else to do but insult MCain and Palin. Even after they won.

    June 16, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  23. Bigotry > Hate > Home Grown Terrorism

    phoenix86 June 16th, 2009 4:59 pm ET

    McCain should sell the car. Obama Motors and the UAW are going to put Ford out of business. Ford, while a good company, can't compete with a federally funded automobile company.

    I just have to say, phoenix86, in my opinion you are just an ass! Every comment I've ever seen by you has been incredibly stupid and uninformed.

    June 16, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  24. Sniffit

    Later that afternoon, McCain and Graham were found parked at Lover's Lookout, picnicking on wine and cheese and snuggling on their favorite gingham blanket...

    June 16, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  25. Nia - AZ

    Why do a crack up laughing everytime I see him

    June 16, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
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