The moonbatosphere is up in arms that John McCain DOESN'T KNOW HOW MANY HOUSES HE OWNS!!!11!!!1!!!!
/Richard Miniter has a post on the story and that, naturally, the Obama campaign was quick to pounce on the gaffe.
At a campaign appearance in Chester, Va., on Thursday morning, Obama said: “Somebody asked John McCain, ‘How many houses do you have?’ And he said, I’m not sure. I’ll have to check with my staff. True quote: I’m not sure, I’ll have to check with my staff. So they asked his staff and he said, at least four. At least four! …
“If you’re like me and you’ve got one house – or you were like the millions of people who are struggling right now to keep up with their mortgage so that they don’t lose their home — you might have a different perspective. By the way, the answer is: John McCain has seven homes. So there’s just a fundamental gap of understanding between John McCain’s world and what people are going through every single day here in America.”
But what do they say about people in glass (or Tony Rezko-financed) houses? Oh, yeah. Don't throw stones:
McCain spokesman Brian Rogers said in response: “Does a guy who made more than $4 million last year, just got back from vacation on a private beach in Hawaii and bought his own million-dollar mansion with the help of a convicted felon really want to get into a debate about houses? Does a guy who worries about the price of arugula and thinks regular people ‘cling’ to guns and religion in the face of economic hardship really want to have a debate about who’s in touch with regular Americans?”
This is the sort of pissing match Obama doesn't want to get into. Really. Because he always gets the worst of it.
Miniter explains that the money is Cindy's and she could own all sorts of properties without his knowledge. And if he says they own two or three but they actually owned five, it would then be "McCain lied!"
More importantly, though, is the hypocrisy of the Left for having a panty squunch about how many houses McCain owns.
McCain is not the richest U.S. Senator. And not the second richest either. Does John Kerry know how many houses his wife owns? What about Ted Kennedy? Or West Virginia’s senator John D. Rockefeller IV?
Democrats like rich people as long as they are ready to eat the other rich people. Nobody but the nutroots are going to believe that, somehow, Obama being less rich than McCain means he's just a regular Joe.
Townhall blog links that seven of the richest 10 people in Congress are Democrats (including Number One), and the top six richest Senators are Democrats, including the Democrats' 2004 presidential candidate John Kerry at Number One. This just isn't a game Democrats want to be playin'.