A 911 tape, reportedly of Sen. John McCain ‘s brother Joe, could prove controversial for the McCain camp since the call was not for an emergency, but rather to complain about being stuck in traffic.
The call came into Alexandria’s 911 system on October 21.
Operator: 911 state your emergency
Caller: It’s not an emergency, but do you know why on one side at the damn drawbridge of 95 traffic is stopped for 15 minutes and yet traffic’s coming the other way?
Operator: Sir, are you calling 911 to complain about traffic? (pause)
Caller: “(Expletive) you.” (caller hangs up)
Forget that his brother is trying to clinch a national election—doesn’t this sound exactly like something Denny Crane would do? (Btw, if you don’t already watch Boston Legal, you should start. Pretty good.)