Politico's Jonathan Martin reports:
John McCain used an appearance before a blue-collar crowd near Youngstown, Ohio, to take a class-tinged shot at Barack Obama tonight.
"He talks about siding with the people just before he flew off for a fundraiser in Hollywood with Barbra Streisand and his celebrity friends" McCain said of his rival. "Let me tell you, my friends, there's no place I'd rather be than right here with the working men and women of Ohio."
McCain apparently forgot to mention that he was handed out with his celebrity friends just last month. From August 25:
McCain attended a fundraiser at the Beverly Hills Hilton Monday night, which included a number of Hollywood Republicans, capping off a $4.7 million, two-event day in the Golden State.
The presumptive GOP nominee made little in the way of news in his remarks though he joked about his afternoon taping at the Tonight Show.
"I just came from taping the Jay Leno show so those of you that are up late tonight and don't wish to watch any re-runs of the Democratic convention," McCain said to laughter from the nearly 1,200 donors in the hotel ballroom. "So naturally we had to have a few age jokes and I told him that my Social Security number is 8. I am that old."
And while Barack Obama has the majority of Hollywood backing his candidacy, McCain had his own small cadre of celebs in attendance tonight. Among those that were spotted:
Craig T. Nelson