If you haven’t been following the giant mudslinging contest known as the 2008 presidential campaign, consider yourself smart, as banging one’s head against a wall repeatedly does tend to kill off brain cells. However, we at JNC feel that its our duty to keep you informed, and at least one vital fact has emerged from the current election season that we’re sure will prove more important than any other issue in the history of American politics: Cindy McCain, wife of candidate John McCain, not only owns a Nissan 240SX – which is totally foxy in and of itself – but she also takes it to the track. To drift.
According to this ESPN article and video, the 54-year-old heiress of one of the largest Anheuser-Busch distributors in the US was watching TV with her son six years ago when she saw some footage of the ancient Japanese tradition of dorifto. Instantly captivated by the art of throwing one’s car sideways in a controlled slide, she traveled to Japan to learn the skill from one of the craft’s masters (whom, the article does not name).
For the next two years, she and her son Jack traveled back and forth to Japan many times to hone her training, and even when she suffered a stroke upon returning from one of these trips, she didn’t let that stop her from getting behind the wheel. Just six weeks after recovering, she was in an executive protection driving course at the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving at Jack’s behest, learning how to perform 180s and evade hijackers. Then in 2005, she and Jack began building the 240SX with, as ESPN says, a “tricked out engine.”
So basically, what we have here is a potential First Lady of the United States that can clutch-kick an S13 around the White House Ellipse. Plus, she’s filthy rich and has access to an endless supply of beer? Forget the Black dude and the old guy, Cindy McCain for President!
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