Thursday, October 23, 2008

Say It Ain’t So, Joe


Here's the tape of the 911 calls by Joe McCain.....


It appears Joe McCain, John McCain’’s brother, called 911 because he was stuck in traffic this week:
The October 21 call went to the city of Alexandria, Virginia emergency operations. This is the transcript of the call:

Operator: 911 state your emergency

Caller: It's not an emergency but do you know why on one side at the damn drawbridge of 95 traffic is stopped for 15 minutes and yet traffic's coming the other way?

Operator: Sir, are you calling 911 to complain about traffic? (pause)

Caller: "(Expletive) you." (caller hangs up)

The 911 operator, apparently, unnerved by use of the 911 emergency number to complain about bad traffic, called back the phone number that placed the call.

The operator reached a voice mail message that said, "Hi this is Joe McCain I can't take this message now because I'm involved in a very (inaudible) important political project... I hope on Nov. 4th we have elected John."

The irony is that in an interview with the Boston Globe in May, Joe McCain said he would avoid campaigning out of fear that “he might say something that will cause his brother a problem.”


(h/t, Oxdown Gazette.)