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John McCain's housing gaffe: Democrats likely to dwell on it

August 25, 2008 |  4:38 am

DENVER -- Here's an early taste of a taunt that -- in different forms and phrasing, from speakers of all shapes and sizes -- can be expected to resound constantly at this week's Democratic National Convention.

Various labor groups, a key party constituency, gathered for a large rally Sunday in the convention city and Arlene Holt Baker, executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, wasted little time cutting to the chase.

The Times' Ole Jann was there and reports that Baker opened the proceedings by asking the crowd of about 2,000: “And how many houses do you have?”

“One,” most shouted back, with some even proclaiming, “None.”

“No cheating here," Holt Baker added. "I am going to get back to your staff about that."

And John McCain, in the wake of his now infamous gaffe about the extent of his property holdings, can brace for other Democrats to get back to it again, and again, and again.

-- Don Frederick 

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