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6 October 2008

Speaking at an Americas Conference panel discussion Friday on the next U.S. president’s Latin American policy, McCain advisor Richard Fontaine started out by mentioning an old Brazilian flame of McCain’s, who recently emerged in the press.

”Talking a little about his personal experience, he was famously born in Panama and has traveled all over the hemisphere for many years.” Fontaine said. “In fact, I saw, I guess it was last week, that his old girlfriend in Brazil has been found from his early days when he was in the Navy and was interviewed. She’s a somewhat older woman now than she was then, but it sorta speaks to the long experience he has had in the region — in the most positive terms.”

Miami Herald, via The LatinAmericanist

Although McCain was born in Panama and has represented a border state for many years, I’d been bothered by his (and his opponent’s) apparent lack of interest — or knowledge of Latin American affairs.

I admit, a tryst of mine kick-started my interest in Mexico, and not to brag or nothin’ … but if John McCain’s fling with (in Eric at BoRev’s words) “former hoochie coochie girlfriend lady” counts as foreign policy experience, then I’m qualified for this guy’s job.

Ah, memories!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. MaryOGrady permalink
    6 October 2008 6:58 pm

    The McCain campaign staff really have been passing around some horrible drugs, haven’t they?

  2. 7 October 2008 12:01 am

    Maybe they need better drugs 🙂

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