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October 24, 2014

John McCain Saves the Day at Harris Teeter

John McCain Saves the Day at Harris Teeter

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Veteran Democrat aide Ty Matsdorf, who is typically bogged down amassing blistering opposition research, finally found something Republican to be thankful for on Friday: Sen. John McCain.

 

The former contributor to President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign told HOH that the Arizona Republican came to his overburdened wife’s rescue while she was out gathering groceries at the Potomac Yard Harris Teeter at 3600 S. Glebe Road in Arlington, Va.

Per Matsdorf, his mother accompanied his wife and newborn daughter to the store. But as they made their way back to the car, grandma had to rush back into the Teeter, leaving mama Matsdorf to wrestle with the bulky baby carrier, a full cart and the rain.

“As she was exiting, McCain was entering with an empty cart. Upon seeing my wife, he immediately stopped and unprompted said, ‘Let me help you,’” Matsdorf said of the kindly gesture. “My wife said ‘no, no’ but he insisted saying, ‘I know how hard it is with kids.’ He then left his empty cart, and pushed my wife’s all the way to our car, which apparently was really far away because my wife couldn’t find parking.”

Once at the car, Matsdorf said McCain even offered to help unload the groceries. But by then his mother had returned, and Team Matsdorf was able to resume control of the parenting fray.

Here’s to knights in shining armor, whatever their political stripe might be.

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  • azwi

    McCain wanted to save to baby, to grow up and go to war

    • goldberd20

      Exactly.

    • CPO_C_Ryback

      Thanks, loser (D/S/Commie), you make it so wonderful, to cut off your welfare (D).

      • AZ WI

        You make absolutely no sense!

        • CPO_C_Ryback

          You make absolutely no sense!

          • AZ WI

            Why is it arrogant people like you actually “get off” by trying to insult people that disagrees with them? Guess that just shows your arrogance and immaturity

          • CPO_C_Ryback

            You make absolutely no sense!

      • Joe Mama

        Your extra commas make my head hurt.

        • CPO_C_Ryback

          JM, you make absolutely no sense!

  • goldberd20

    LOL

    Whom believes this nonsense crap?

    “The former contributor to President Barack Obama’s presidential
    campaign told HOH that the Arizona Republican came to his overburdened
    wife’s rescue while she was out gathering groceries at the Potomac Yard
    Harris Teeter at 3600 S. Glebe Road in Arlington, Va.”

    “‘I know how hard it is with kids.’
    Sure he does thats why he sends to wars.

    • AZ WI

      Hitler had his “Hitler Youth” now McCain wants his own “McCain Youth”! They’re both extreme warmongers are they not McCain & Hitler!

  • Bye Bye Jobs

    Class. Evidently we have polarized people who would like MENGISTU OR AHMEDINAJAB to step off the plane now.

  • Defend Liberty

    Since equal justice implies that laws apply equally to all, and the range of skills and talents varies between each of us, the same rules will naturally lead to a wide range of unequal results.

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