June 16th, 2009
08:43 PM ET
9 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. Neutralizer

    I won't be buying GOVERNMENT MOTORS, you know once its owned by the government it is a piece of JUNK. Desidned to break every few hundred miles so they can make more money out of you.

    June 16, 2009 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  2. Robin

    @ 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 don't think so. Ford did NOT need government money to run their company.

    June 16, 2009 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  3. Gigi

    Why is this news? Seriously I know you guys have to find fillers but why is this your filler. I would really like to know. Next McCain accidently trips over his shoe laces? I mean come on.

    June 16, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  4. Don

    About as big a news as the Beverly Palins.

    June 16, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  5. Dave

    Wow, nice car... he must REALLY have something to compensate for!

    June 16, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  6. Melissa

    So the greedy rich man is showing off his greedy rich "stuff". I could care less and I wish he'd disappear just like I wish Palin would disappear. But at least McCain has a brain in his head, unlike Palin, even if I disagree with pretty much everything he says.

    June 16, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  7. Chris in Va.

    @TCM......Boy aren't you the "bitter" and bigoted one, perhaps you should be the one to lead your party of irrelevancy onto the scapheap of bad ideas.

    June 16, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  8. Pat

    phoenix86, I disagree. I think you will see Ford flourish under private management while you see GM go the way of other government run transportation programs...like Amtrak. GM will never succeed. It will just be a dump for billions of tax dollars.

    June 16, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  9. LacrosseMom

    @ phoenix86...... Please get your facts right, before you comment.

    1. The "Big Three" asked Obama to RESCUE them.

    2. Ford did not need to be rescued, so we, the People do not own them.

    3. Chrysler & GM, FAILED ALL by themselves! And then came BEGGING for TAXPAYER MONEY.


    June 16, 2009 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  10. SuzyQ

    Hey CNN...

    Is this in any way, shape or form NEWS?

    June 16, 2009 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  11. Video Guy

    Should have let then give him a Prius.

    June 16, 2009 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  12. David

    Congrats Senator McCain! We appreciate you supporting our American Automakers. Is it really so hard for people on here to be happy for someone? It's not a requirement to say something negative about a person just because you didn't vote for them.

    I would never vote for John McCain who is responsible for the Palin cancer that's been growing in America, but it's ok for him to be happy about buying a new car.

    June 16, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  13. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    @ phoenix86

    I'm with Sniffit on this one and you're off rambling about Obamobiles. Watch a GM commercial and get a clue! GM are keeping the good brands and getting rid of the useless ones. Not to mention with the new emission standards set in place to get 30 mpgs to every vehicle, it's a good step forward. I guess you're fine with the U..S. not having an auto industry.

    June 16, 2009 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  14. shs

    Graham wasn't joking.

    June 16, 2009 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  15. Zoeysmom90281

    Yo Ernie in LA, do your homework. The Obamas owned a Ford Escape Hybrid long before he ran for President.

    June 16, 2009 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  16. TCM

    @NYC REPUB –

    I wouldn't say GOP's want gas guzzlers...that's like saying all obama supporters are ignorant....there's one or two with some sense.

    Anyway, the batteries used in these hybrids put just as much pollution on the planet as do conventional gas engines. In addition, the mileage difference is not at a premium level just yet, to justify the increase in price. Honda was working with a hydrogen car...prototypes are sold in CA, I believe. We (conservatives) don't want pollution as much as the most liberal-squeaking lib; we just don't want the gov't trying to do anything associated with efficiency...or requires a certain level of competence. Now that OBama's in office, and lies through his teeth on every public speaking occasion...we really don't want the gov't involved.

    June 16, 2009 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  17. skyhawkdriver

    Hey sniffit..check you facts..wrong aircraft..perhaps you would like to try landing on an aircraft carrier..it might actually give you something to do besides sitting at home and playing with your little toggle stick..the planes were a4 skyhawks

    June 16, 2009 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  18. minnie

    Willie Brown,
    Anyone that has been in Congress more than 2 terms needs to go.
    When will that be a long needed law.

    June 16, 2009 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  19. Robin

    @Texas Teacher June 16th, 2009 5:17 pm ET


    Scary that you can be instilling your warped thoughts into an impressionable child.

    June 16, 2009 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  20. Dave, the truthteller

    Liberal monkeys are sooo funny. The Sniffit monkey needs more monkey chow, he's getting light-headed. Lib monkeys are soooo predictable.

    June 16, 2009 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  21. chere

    Dont forget people. Obama ordered several thousand cars for the white house staff.
    This is more than likely one of them.
    McCain is probably one of the first to get one & in true
    McCain fashion he of course shows it off right after he is handed the keys.

    June 16, 2009 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  22. Joanna

    Really, haven't all the GOP's ideology FAILED miserably? Well it has, keep crying. Take a look around, how well did the USA do under bush? Things are getting better. TARP was Bush. Auto bail outs is Bush again, wasteful optional war that was not included in our budget...Bush, ignoring our economy.... Bush, ignoring the environment take a guess? Yep, Bush! Stop and take a deeper look into things. And ask yourself how we got here. And be honest, oh Waite, your a republican so that would be impossible. Sorry

    June 16, 2009 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  23. Karen - Missouri

    Just another publicity stunt. Now...HOW MANY cars does that make for McCain????

    June 16, 2009 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  24. makesUwonder

    TCM June 16th, 2009 5:28 pm ET

    @ Bigotry > Hate > Home Grown Terrorism –

    Yeah Phoenix86 may be all that…but, at least he's not an OBama supporter…I cannot think of a greater personal insult to one's self; but to vote out of sheer ignorance for sheer incompetence….I guess the majority of his supporters fall for the "Shamwow," commerical too…

    Phoenix86 is dead on with most of his posts; speaking the truth. You see, truth to liberals is like kryptonite to Superman. Rock on Phoenix!

    Well said TCM and as usual you are correct regarding Phoenix86 being dead on.......Actually, you both are always dead on......it's always nice to be in great company!

    June 16, 2009 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  25. Robin

    @LacrosseMom June 16th, 2009 5:33 pm ET



    I DON'T WANT TO OWN THEM! I will get nothing out of it, but a larger tax bill.

    June 16, 2009 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
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