Robin Leach defends McCain’s memory lapse
August 22, 2008 6 Comments
filed under “not helping“
In an early morning phone call Friday from his fabulous crib in Las Vegas, Leach told The Times that he isn’t really surprised at McCain’s odd memory lapse given the complex lives that the super-rich lead.
“He probably was confused as to which homes are in his name, his wife’s name, or corporate names,” Leach explained in his familiar, deep British baritone. “In his attempt to be honest, he put his foot in his mouth.”
Indeed, McCain’s four homes and at least four other residential properties are held in the name of his wife, Cindy, and her dependent children through a series of partnerships and trusts. Their combined value is nearly $14 million.
Leach said McCain “tends to answer questions very rapidly without thinking of the correct answers. … I would call it honest confusion.”
with emphasis added and thanks to TPM for the link