Friday, November 7, 2008

John McCain arrested for disobeying sheriff's deputy at routine traffic stop

By Lillian Rasmussen and Darnell Washington, Newsophile Staff Writers

PHOENIX, AZ -- Arizona Senator and Presidential Republican nominee John McCain was arrested on Friday afternoon for failing to adhere to a deputy sheriff's directive after being pulled over for a routine traffic stop.

"Apparently Senator McCain became extremely agitated when forced to pull over due to a burned-out headlight," Miracopa County Sheriff Joe Arapaio told the Arizona Republic, "so the officer was well within her rights to ask him to step out of the car with his license and registration."

When McCain became increasingly agitated after exiting his vehicle, Deputy Sherry Powell asked him to walk to the back of the car with his hands over his head. When he refused to do so and repeated, "Don't you know who I am? I'm the war hero who can't put his hands over his head because he was, you know, tortured," she allegedly replied, "I don't really watch TV or go to movies much, 'Mr. I'm-So Important,'" and placed him under arrest.

While the McCain camp is calling the entire episode a case of bad communication, wife Cindy is upset that husband John failed to show Deputy Powell his famous temper. "Why didn't he at least call her the 'c word?'" she apparently grumbled to a Fox News reporter.