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Wednesday, September 6, 2006

The McCain saga

Posted By on Wed, Sep 6, 2006 at 10:56 AM

Employees of the Pizza Cafe say they are sure that Sen. John McCain dropped by for pizza Monday afternoon. He did not have a beer. More's the pity for him. It's the coldest draft in town.

Readers responding to a report from a reader last night sent along a variety of web links that they said indicated McCain was elsewhere. One referenced McCain observing Labor Day weekend by appearing at the Iowa State Fair. But, according to the Des Moines Register, that appearance was actually in mid-August. Another poster cited a blog post that seemed to put McCain on a trip to Georgia, the former Soviet republic, where he reportedly was in an aircraft targeted by a rocket. That incident occurred Aug. 28, the Washington Post says.

A Pizza Cafe employee says a number of people greeted the visitor as Senator McCain.

Unless the eyewitnesses are delusional -- or McCain has a very convincing body double who played along with the gullible -- we're of a mind that the presidential hopeful was in town. Cultivating a rich donor? A number of likely supporters live just up Cantrell Hill, after all. Cutting a TV ad for a Republican candidate? Just out for a long Labor Day drive?

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