McCain’s Homes – Henry “Mack Truck” Harvey Show

In an excerpt from the episode of August 22, The Mack Truck discusses the recent flare-up over John McCain’s forgetting how many homes he and his wife own. A transcript is below the video. You can subscribe in iTunes by clicking the “subscribe” link.

ANNOUNCER: Like a Mack Truck, except filled with truth, it’s The Henry “Mack Truck” Harvey Show.

HENRY: Yes, this is The Henry “Mack Truck” Harvey Show. Welcome. I want to talk today about a big story last week. John McCain was asked how many homes he owns and he said he’d have to have his staff get back to the reporter, which many people took to mean he didn’t know how many homes he had. And the libby-labs jumped up and down and touched themselves.

The point is this: old people forget things. It’s part of being old. John McCain is old. This doesn’t make him elitist. It doesn’t make him out of touch. It makes him old.

And to prove this point, that old people forget things, we have on the phone right now my grandfather, from New Jersey. Grandpa Harvey.

Hey Grandpa, how are you?

CALLER: What? Who the hell is this?

HENRY: It’s Henry, Grandpa. Your grandson.

CALLER: My grandson? Oh, Stevie?

HENRY: No, no. Stevie’s my older brother. This is Henry, Grandpa. See what I mean? He doesn’t remember.

CALLER: Henry? Oh, yeah, yeah, Henry. Okay, yeah, yeah. The dumb one. Okay, yeah.

HENRY: The–Wh–Henry’s not the dumb one, Grandpa.

CALLER: Yeah, yeah, Henry. You said you’re Henry, right? Am I talking to Henry?

HENRY: No, no, I am Henry. But Henry’s not the dumb one.

CALLER: Oh, yes, he is. Yes, he is. He came out ass-first out of his mother. Ass-first. And we all knew then. We knew.

HENRY: (laughs) I-I don’t think you know what you’re saying here, Grandpa.

CALLER: No, I do know. You don’t know. You don’t know.

HENRY: No, I was–I was never called dumb.

CALLER: Yes, you were. You were called many things. Uh, dumb, blockhead, dim-wit.

HENRY: I don’t think so.

CALLER: Don’t tell me. I’ll come there and slap your face. I’ll slap it.

HENRY: No, I’m just saying, I don’t–I don’t think you’re right about this.

CALLER: That’s because Because you’re dumb.

HENRY: No, no. I mean–

CALLER: Hey, what time is it? What time is it?

HENRY: It’s a little after 11:00.

CALLER: Oh, it’s my lunchtime. I gotta go. I gotta go.

HENRY: But we’re on the radio here, Grandpa. I have a radio show that you’re on–

CALLER: You have a what? You have a ladle of your own? Well, congratulations. What do you want, a prize of some kind? What the hell do I care if you have a ladle of your own? Jesus Christ.

HENRY: No, no–

(Caller hangs up.)

HENRY: He’s gone?

Okay, we’re going to take a short break on The Henry “Mack Truck” Harvey Show. We’ll come right back. Come back after this. Thanks.

That went well.

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August 23rd, 2008 by