“Older than Dirt”

18Mar07

Last summer, John McCain hiked the Grand Canyon from rim to rim.

Last summer, John McCain hiked the Grand Canyon from rim to rim.

March 18, 2007, CNN.com

WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain, 70 and scarred, cannot deny his age. So he jokes about it.

“I’m older than dirt, more scars than Frankenstein, but I learned a few things along the way,” quips the Republican U.S. presidential candidate, who tries to play down the ravages of time for the wisdom acquired over seven decades.

His body is battered from torture in Vietnam. The scar along his left cheek is a reminder of a different battle, with skin cancer. Yet, McCain packs his work days so tight that aides complain. And the man who could be the oldest first-term U.S. president hiked the Grand Canyon from “rim to rim” last summer. Read the full article.

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