"I will veto every single beer -- bill with earmarks.""McCain's slip - if not a hint at reinstating the 18th Amendment - was possibly a Freudian reference to his wife's wealthy family which owns a beer distributorship, occasionally propping up his ale-ing campaign when trouble brewed. Wine-ing aides were at lagerheads when his speeches got booze, even among crowds that were mostly sub-bourbon. Today McCain is still struggling to convince voters that the economic plan of a candidate so close to Busch will be full of Schlitz."
-John McCain, at the National Small Business Summit (10 June 2008)
-Keith Olbermann, MSNBC Countdown, that night