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August 19, 2008

Top Ten Other Purloined Passages McCain Swiped from Soltzhenitsyn's Book

SPECIAL THANKS to the brain trust at the Daily Kos, and of course their, um, conservative confrere Andrew Sullivan, for helping compile and verify these.

10. "My friends, we need to drill here, drill now, and stop this massive transfer of wealth to countries that don't like us very much." (page 77, chapter title, "A Dream of St. Petersberg")

9. "Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran." (page 241, chapter title "The Moral Monstrosity of Soviet Totalitarianism; and Iran's No Picnic in the Park Either, Believe Me")

8. "The surge is our last, best hope of creating a stable, peaceful country in Iraq." (page 93, chapter title "Just Hangin' Out in My Cell, Thinking About Future Wars 'n Shit")

7. "Country first." (page 133, chapter title "The Soviet Union's Really Pretty Terrific, Actually, Despite the Beefs I've Had With Them From Time to Time")

6. "My wife Cindy and I would be honored to attend your son's marriage." (page 158, chapter"If I Ever Marry an American Woman, I'm Pretty Sure I'd Want to Marry a "Cindy," Because Cindys Always Struck Me as Both Sweet and Hellcats in the Sack")

5. "My wife Cindy and I plan to vacation on St. Bart's." (page 163, "Chillaxin' on St. Bart's with My Imaginary Wife Cindy")

4. "Thanks for the question, you little jerk." ("Foreword, You Little Jerks")

3. "As President, I vow I will chase Osama bin Ladin to the Gates of Hell." (page 188, "I Can't Legally Become President of the United States, But With an Awesome Imaginary Wife Like Cindy By My Side, Who Knows What's Possible")

2. "This joke was really kinda played out after Number 7, if not from the outset." (page 27, "This Is Why I Don't Write Top Tens Anymore; Maybe I'll Start Doing Top Threes")

...and the Number One Passage John McCain swiped from Solzenhitzyn...

1. "I'm John McCain, and I approved this message." (page i, "author credit")

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