June 16th, 2009
08:43 PM ET
14 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. donttreadonme

    Bill June 16th, 2009 5:56 pm ET

    John McCain = Nice Guy.

    Geroge W. Bush = Low I.Q. over grown brat. Clown.

    Dick Cheney = Criminal, Jerk, White Trash, should be in Jail.

    Rush Limbaugh = Loud Mouth, Pig Faced, White Trash.
    Funny you libs slammed McCain but he is ok now that he is not a threat.

    June 16, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  2. Bob

    The utter hatred on these posts is disgusting and foul. Please people, focus on the article, not the unbridled hatred that you need to spew. Change remember? Not the same old politics remember? The Republicans may be the party of no but the Democrats are surely the party of hatred and intolerance. Can't we all drop the hatred please?

    June 16, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  3. TCM

    @ Bill –
    John McCain = Nice Guy.

    Geroge W. Bush = Low I.Q. over grown brat. Clown.

    Dick Cheney = Criminal, Jerk, White Trash, should be in Jail.

    Rush Limbaugh = Loud Mouth, Pig Faced, White Trash

    Bill = lonely guy hiding in closet with his mom's laptop....blogging...

    June 16, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  4. Gary

    John McCain is a hero. He's a moderate Republican who demonstrated character and sportsmanship when he conceded the election.

    Remember Ford didn't take our tax dollars. When Obama tries to raise our taxes, please remember that Ford didn't take our money. Buy Ford, not GM or Chrysler...

    Vote against Obama, against GM and Chrysler. It is the only way that they will learn their lessons.

    June 16, 2009 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  5. Rene

    Bob...democrats are the party of hatred and intolerance? you've GOT to be kidding..me we're the party of "we're tired of the republicans years and years of crap!" we're venting...we've had enough of this nonsense your party spews out...if anyone's hateful it's YOU AND YOUR PARTY! such ignorance

    June 16, 2009 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
  6. Mike in Texas

    TCM. you post all the time. The only difference is you are in your mom's basement. Why don't you, Phoenix86, Willy Brown, Matthew in Detroit and Mississippi Mike get together and makes smores and play D&D.

    thank you and god bless.

    June 16, 2009 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  7. palin around

    How many cars does he need? Didn't he just get a new car last year? I guess it just peanuts to Cindy. Honey, the ashtray's full, time for a new car!!! Does his wife still take the jet to get around?

    June 16, 2009 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  8. Disgusted American

    @Bob- Your statement is the most mature post I've seen. Glad to see someone debate the issues and not personal attacks, or insults.

    June 16, 2009 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  9. palin around

    He's a P.O.W. dammit, he had to go whithout a new car... for every garage for 51/2 years(shakes fist at cloud).

    June 16, 2009 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  10. SAY WHAT??

    Does he still have a license???

    June 16, 2009 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  11. bdr529

    he is too old to be president let alone drive

    June 17, 2009 12:12 am at 12:12 am |
  12. lance-huffman

    in response to bob it seems to me the haterd started jan.20th omama has tried to focus on the agendas. every step of the way he has been blocked and the party that was put out of power still think they are on the playground. everytime a measure is proposed a group is insulted the proposals they present are not passed. obama said this is a time of change,not business as usual. it seems the current adminn is blamed for everything that goes wrong. we ttried trickle down plans now lets try a fair and balanced monatary system
    and let the under class have a chance

    June 17, 2009 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  13. DL

    GM was restructured to avoid liquidation, which probably saved close to a million jobs, it was what was needed to renegotiate its labor contracts, and become more productive and eliminate massive waste of resources. These idiots that use the term 'Obama Motors' are clueless. I guess the Republican approach should have been taken of 'do nothing' let the company be liquidated all jobs with suppliers, manufacturers etc go down the tank at the same time, or we could have just taken the approach Bush did and throw money at them continuously and not force them to change their practices. We might not ever get a dime back from what we have done with GM, but the alternative would have been far worse and had dire consequences on the economy, at least now they are still afloat and have the option to rebuild and try to become profitable again.

    June 17, 2009 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  14. jason, tx

    nice car. what did he do with the rest of his gas guzzlers?

    June 17, 2009 12:31 am at 12:31 am |
  15. Independent

    hey zoeysmom you idiot do you really want to bring up what obama was doing before he ran for president, do you? I didn't think so , so shut up

    June 17, 2009 12:38 am at 12:38 am |
  16. philo

    how can the people blame politicians for partisian bickering instead of creating solutions, when by reading these posts it seems that the populace at large simply engages in the same non-constructive diatribe rhetoric. The end result of the democratic process is directly linked to the quality of its citizens political debate. You can bash Rush or Democratic progressive radio, but the truth is we are all engaging in the same three second information bite intended to attack personalities instead of working on solutions, that the talk radio heads do.

    June 17, 2009 12:56 am at 12:56 am |
  17. pt

    So he has a vehicle and can make a prefect three-point turn. Tripping security alarms happens all the time. Where's the news? Put some effort into the piece. Was he showing off his GREEN vehicle? Was it taxpayer provided, etc? Would comparisons bring depth to the piece?Obama has a pimped out vehicle that cost a few times more than the presidents' usual rides.

    June 17, 2009 01:39 am at 1:39 am |
  18. pt

    @ Bill -"Geroge W. Bush = Low I.Q. over grown brat. Clown.
    Dick Cheney = Criminal, Jerk, White Trash, should be in Jail.
    Rush Limbaugh = Loud Mouth, Pig Faced, White Trash."

    Bush has a higher I.Q. than Obama. ( I dare anyone to actually prove both test scores.)
    "White trash" is racist.

    June 17, 2009 01:48 am at 1:48 am |
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