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Roberta McCain: A Woman Of Style (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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It's a little late now, but we're still enjoying the delightful spitfire that is Roberta McCain, Senator John McCain's 96-year-old mother who first won fame for buying a car in France after she was told she was too old to rent.

She's the First Granny we'll never know, but we can applaud her singular style and no-nonsense attitude anyway.

**See a slideshow of America's First Granny, Marian Robinson. Or see photos of Joe's mother Jean "Mom Mom" Biden.**

In what is quite possibly the best interview ever, C-Span sat down with Roberta during the campaign. In it, she said that she couldn't recall what "Johnny" was like as a boy, but revealed that she and her husband eloped...in Tijuana.
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However, her memory returns enough in this Mother's Day video to recall that Johnny was born at the "noon happy hour" on a Saturday, and that there were 27 bottles of Scotch at the club to celebrate his arrival . WATCH:

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