Remember this interview with Katie Couric? We were all so focused on McCain's inability to count property that a fairly large whopper of a lie went
Remember this interview with Katie Couric? We were all so focused on McCain's inability to count property that a fairly large whopper of a lie went for the most part unnoticed:
Couric: Are you sorry about the way you answered the question about how many homes you own?
McCain: Well, I'll continue to say I'm blessed, and very proud, that Jim Hensley, a war hero, a man barely able to graduate from high school was able to pass on to his daughter a...what he had struggled for and saved for. That's the ambition all of us have for our children and our grandchildren. And if someone wants to disparage that, they're free to do that.
So it's natural to ask: how was the Hensley fortune built? According to a 2000 investigation in the Phoenix New Times,
The Hensley saga... swirls with bygone accounts of illicit booze, gambling, horse racing, deceit and crime.
The story by investigative reporters Amy Silverman and John Dougherty is riveting - and remarkably untouched by the Corporate Media, even though it involves the car-bomb murder of a top reporter at the Arizona Republic named Don Bolles.
So Jim Hensley had dirty fingers in enough juicy pies of bootlegging, mafia, racketeering and even murder -- while being defended by future Supreme Court Chief William Rehnquist, mind you -- to even make a right wing hack like Corsi sit up and take notice? That's some good stuff the media is completely ignoring.
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And for the record, McCain, that's not at all the kind of ambition I hope for my kids and grandkids.