This is kind of nuts. I live in Alexandria. I live on the 9th floor of a highrise right across the street from the Eisenhower Avenue Metro stop, and, from my window, I can see 495, as well as the section of the beltway, just as you would cross over the Woodrow Wilson Bridge - the bridge mentioned in the article.. The douchebag passed right by me! Also - for you non-DCers....this bridge his horrible with traffic. Every day during both rush hours, this bridge gets backed up going one way or the other....like clockwork. Thousands...probably tens of thousands people cross this bridge a day and get stuck in traffic.....but what does John McCain's brother do? He calls 911. Why? Because he's important - or at least he thinks so. Also - listen to how he treats the 911 operator when they incredulously ask him if he calling 911 to complain about traffic.
From WJLA News 7 in Washington DC:
Alexandria (web|news) - We have the tape of a 911 call made by John McCain (web|news|bio) 's brother earlier this week.
He called the police emergency line because he was angry he was stuck in traffic.
The 911 call came into the City of Alexandria on Oct. 21st That's creating some buzz because it appears to come from Joe McCain, John McCain's brother.
Operator: 911 state your emergency
Caller: It's not an emergency but do you know why on one side at the damn drawbridge of 95traffic is stopped for 15 minutes and yet traffic's coming the other way?
Operator: Sir, are you calling 911 to complain about traffic? (pause)
Caller: "(Expletive) you." (caller hangs up)
The complaint call about traffic on the Wilson Bridge, outrageous enough that the 911 operator called back. The voicemail on the other end, appears to belong to Joe McCain, brother of presidential candidate, John McCain.
"Hi this is Joe McCain I can't take this message now because I'm involved in a very (inaudible) important political project... I hope on Nov. 4th we have elected John."
"I think it's horrible I can't believe somebody would tie up valuable resources to complain about traffic," said District resident Nancy Case.
"It seems stupid, my name can be tagged to this, why would I hose my brother, why would I do it," said District resident Rob Case.
But that wasn't all. McCain apparently called 911 again, to complain about the message the operator just left him, warning him such use of 911 is criminal.
Appears to be Joe McCain: Somebody gave me this riot act about the violation of police.
Operator: Did you just call 911 in reference to this?
Appears to be Joe McCain: Yeah.
Operator: 911 is to be used for emergencies only not just because you're sitting in traffic.
"The future president, possible president whatever, possible president, can't control what someone does but this gentleman should be fined or something should happen to him," said tourist Suzanna Rey.
The McCain campaign is not ready to comment just yet on this issue.
We also tried reaching Joe McCain but were unable to reach him.