Turns out John McCain keeps all his assets (save for one small checking account) in Cindy's name, and then refuses to disclose her assets. Slate has the scoop.
And that's pretty much it. Aside from a Wachovia checking account, in which he keeps between $15,000 and $50,000 (wouldn't some of that money earn more interest in a certificate of deposit?), all of the couple's assets are in Cindy's name. John McCain's tax return is so anemic, so marginal to the couple's actual financial situation, that he doesn't even take a deduction for interest on his home mortgage. Presumably Cindy does, since disclosure forms indicate that she has several mortgages.
There's nothing wrong with this per se. But with all the attention given to tax returns lately, why does this get completely overlooked? Especially when "proof" of "elitism" may lie within.