McCain’s Freudian Slip

“I will veto every single beer, um, bill with earmarks.” — Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, presumably misreading a teleprompter at an event June 10 in Washington. The Arizona senator’s wife, Cindy, is an heiress to a vast beer distributor fortune.

Shikha Dalmia was a senior analyst at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. The archive of her work can be found here at