Campaign 2008 | Voters may want a candidate who does not exist, but for now they'll take him, or her, or him, or some of each
by Jamie Dean
Posted 1/26/08, 12:00 am
Sen. John McCain may be a decorated Vietnam War veteran, but the Republican presidential candidate is also legendary for his arsenal of corny jokes.
McCain likes to tell audiences that Congress spends money "like a drunken sailor," and then quips about a drunken sailor who took offense at being compared to Congress. He addresses curiosity about his age (71) and his facial scars (from skin cancer) by telling crowds: "I'm older than dirt and have more scars than Frankenstein."