Thursday, May 1, 2008

John McCain's Luck

Saw this on Colbert Report last night, but worth repeating. McCain is seriously superstitious. From the Washington Post:

The candidate himself is the leading shaman. He keeps on his person a lucky compass, a lucky feather, a lucky penny and, at times, a lucky rock. He assigns Weaver to carry his lucky pen--a Zebra Jimnie Gel Rollerball (medium, blue)--at all times. For added luck, he wears his magical L.L. Bean rubber-soled dress shoes.

You want more: He makes his political director carry his lucky pen ("a Zebra Jimnie Gel Rollerball medium, blue), he must sleep on a certain side of the bed, never puts a hat on a bed (yeah, I don't know), and he has to watch a movie before the votes are counted. He even has "lucky food," barbecue, and a lucky friend, "Steve Dart," that has been present for all of McCain's elections days since he got his congressional seat.

For the full story, including how the whole McCain staff joins in with lucky Hawaiian shirts and lucky khaki socks, see this.

Editor's Note: Look I'm for Obama through and through, but I can't help but liking this amount of crazy in anybody, no matter their politics.

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