Shock! Horror! Cindy McCain Drives A Lexus!

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
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After presidential candidate John McCain took a ration of you-know-what for his daughter’s Japanese-built Toyota Prius, Newsweek‘s revelation that the McCains own 13 cars is bound to put the Arizona senator in the firing line. “McCain’s personal ride, a 2004 Cadillac CTS, is no gas sipper, but it should make Detroit happy because it’s made by General Motors. ‘I’ve bought American literally all my life and I’m proud,’ McCain said in the interview with Detroit’s WXYZ-TV. But the rest of his fleet is not all-American. There’s a 2005 Volkswagen convertible in the garage along with a 2001 Honda sedan. Otherwise, there’s a 2007 half-ton Ford pickup truck, which might come in handy on the Sedona ranch; a vintage 1960 Willys Jeep; a 2008 Jeep Wrangler; a 2000 Lincoln; and a 2001 GMC SUV. The McCains also own three 2000 NEV Gem electric vehicles, which are bubble-shaped cars popular in retirement communities.” And here’s the kicker: Johny’s Caddy is the only car registered in his name. “Cindy McCain’s name is on 11 vehicles, though not the one she actually drives. That car, a Lexus, is registered to her family’s beer-distributor business and is outfitted with personalized plates that read MS BUD.” Meanwhile, the Obamas own a Ford Escape Hyrbrid, after Barack took some heat for his “gas-guzzling” (Canadian-built) Chrysler 300C.

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  • Netrun Netrun on Sep 22, 2008

    Good lord, I hope the beaurocrats that run this blessed country are allowed to buy foreign cars. We certainly don't need to give them another excuse to not come to work! And yeah, I think our gov't should get the cheapest, most reliable, most fuel efficient vehicles they can, irrespective of the nameplate. There should be some minimum criteria for each category and then bid requests sent out to each manufacturer for vehicles that meet those criteria. Done. The idea of them having cars is so that they can do their jobs - not prop up failing manufacturers that produce garbage that no one else will buy.

  • Mark MacInnis Mark MacInnis on Sep 22, 2008

    Robert....see what you started? Sometimes, the tone on this site is SO juvenile......there are plenty of other blogs where we can read liberals trash neo-cons and and vice-versa. Can't we just talk about CARS?

  • David C. Holzman David C. Holzman on Sep 22, 2008

    for much more info on the candidates (all of them including former candidates) cars, see my article in Car and Driver ( or email me for the manuscript, which has even more info (much more), at

  • Blindfaith Blindfaith on Sep 22, 2008

    When a government official buys a forign car The Government is using US tax payer dollars to support foreign companies. If the government official is so isolated that they do not know that they were elected to represent the American People (tax payer) than we should be allowed to fire them. I know you stated that - don't re-elect them but they have violated a basic tenant of office and that is to represent and support their constituents and I am sure none of them are Japanese.