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New Argument Against McCain: Impending Death

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The next time one of your relatives forward you a mass email about how Obama is a socialist Muslim who won’t say the Pledge of Allegiance, you might want to send her to He’s Going to Die, a site which reminds us that the 72-year-old McCain will, if elected, “will be the oldest sitting President in U.S. history,” and that actuarially he has “between a 14.2 and 15.1 percent chance of dying before Inauguration Day 2013” — and that’s not taking into account his ominous medical history. Of course, your Great-Aunt Goldwater probably wants McCain to die, so America may be run by God’s chosen moose-hunter, so perhaps the better course of action would be to tell her that the election is on Wednesday this year.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 30, 2008

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