POLITICS
10/23/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

McCain Lies: "I've Bought American Literally All My Life"

It seems John McCain's belief in "Country First" only goes so far.

Yesterday, we learned that not only does McCain own thirteen cars, but that the McCain fleet includes imports, a VW from Germany and a Honda from Japan. (His wife drives a Lexus, but that car is owned by her beer distributorship.)

And now it turns out that earlier this month he lied to Michigan voters about his car purchases, telling them "I've bought American literally all my life" during a September 7 interview with Detroit's WXYZ-TV. Earlier in the interview, he had told the interviewer "Cindy and I own an automobile that's American-made" which was about best an extremely misleading statement.

Let's face it -- the man is just a pathological liar.

Here's video:

The United Auto Workers pile on:

UAW President Ron Gettelfinger on Sunday once again accused John McCain of less-than-straight talk on the issue of buying American-made cars, after Newsweek magazine reported that the McCains own at least three foreign-made vehicles. [...]

"'Buy American' can't just be a slogan John McCain rolls out when he's in Michigan," Gettelfinger said Sunday. Americans are free to buy whatever they choose, Gettelfinger said, but he accused McCain of trying to mislead Midwestern voters about what vehicles he owns.