facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

McCain flies in Biden's plane (sort of)

Sept. 7, 2008 at 4:26 PM   |   Comments

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Reporters Sunday put a life-size cardboard stand-up of Republican U.S. presidential candidate John McCain on the plane that carries Barack Obama's running mate.

The $30 CardBoard McCain, bought in a shopping mall music store, sits in Seat 16F, ABC News reported.

CNN said the press put the likeness in the plane as an irreverent reference to Democratic vice presidential candidate Joseph Biden's tendency to refer to McCain as "my friend" and to tell voters a variation of a story he told in West Palm Beach, Fla., last week.

"If John McCain picked up the phone today and said, 'Joe, I need you to get in a plane and fly out to Missoula, I can't tell you why,' I'd get in a plane and I'd go," Biden said. "And I believe he'd do it for me."

Biden spokesman David Wade responded to the joke with a quip about Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

"You realize you could've made history," Wade said. "If you'd found a cardboard cutout of Gov. Palin, that's the closest she would've been to taking tough questions from the national media since she was selected."

McCain-Palin spokesman Ben Porritt told CNN: "This is probably a great day for Joe Biden. He's never been shy about wanting to campaign on the same ticket as John McCain."

Topics: Joseph Biden
© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
New Zealand woman: Airplane dumped human waste on home New Zealand woman: Airplane dumped human waste on home
2
Watch: 'Bra cam' gives boob's-eye-view of oglers Watch: 'Bra cam' gives boob's-eye-view of oglers
3
Batman burger comes to Hong Kong McDonald's Batman burger comes to Hong Kong McDonald's
4
Suspected drunken driver was trying to order pizza Suspected drunken driver was trying to order pizza
5
Couple leaves $100 tip for overwhelmed waiter Couple leaves $100 tip for overwhelmed waiter
Trending News
x
Feedback