While Arizona Senator and presidential hopeful John McCain was flying over the Republic of Georgia last week, somebody fired a missile at the helicopter in which he was riding.

The pisser for McCain is that because the missile missed its mark, under campaign finance reform rules that he helped pen, any politician who is given a “new lease on life” is considered to have received an illegal campaign donation. Sorry, Senator.

Update (9/5/06): It turns out that the helicopter in which McCain was riding was not fired upon. Whew, he just avoided having to spearhead a yearlong CFR investigation into himself.


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