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would you call 911 for a traffic update?

McCain's Bro Trafficks In 911
Posted Oct 24th 2008 3:00PM by TMZ Staff

On Tuesday, John McCain's younger brother, Joe McCain, called 911 -- not to save his brother's presidential campaign -- but to get an I-95 traffic update.

According to WJLA, when the 911 operator questioned Joe's misuse of the emergency only service, the 66-year-old barked "F*** you" and hung up. The annoyed operator called back the number that placed the call and got Joe's voice mail, which included an endorsement to elect his brother.

No word on what caused the highway congestion.

UPDATE: Brother Joe called into a local radio station, WTOP, to apologize for the whole thing. Click to listen.


Asked by Anonymous at 4:08 PM on Oct. 24, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (9)
  • I don't like mccain but come on everyone has an idiot in the family. and we don't want to be judge by what they do.

    Answer by ny.chica at 4:20 PM on Oct. 24, 2008

  • Who cares if it was his brother. Does that have anything to do with John McCain? No.

    Someone likes to get sucked up in gossip!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:11 PM on Oct. 24, 2008

  • Thats pretty funny!!!

    Answer by Connersmom9956 at 4:16 PM on Oct. 24, 2008

  • Remember when Palin's daughter got pregnant and even Obama said that families are OFF LIMITS? Who cares what his 66-year-old brother did or didn't do?

    Answer by toriandgrace at 4:24 PM on Oct. 24, 2008

  • hes old and probably not all there

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:56 PM on Oct. 24, 2008

  • Maybe he thought since his brother has influence he could do that!

    Answer by Fawn80 at 5:17 PM on Oct. 24, 2008

  • well if he was in Virginia you can dial 511 to get information about traffic on I-95. Maybe he hit the wrong number.

    Answer by usmc0351wife at 5:31 PM on Oct. 24, 2008

  • This is very, very common. It's one of the reasons it takes several minutes to get through to a 911 operator in many parts of the country and why some cities are now charging a fee to use 911 at all.

    Does something McCain's brother does affect how I feel about McCain? Should it? Did the things Roger do affect how you felt about Clinton? How about Billy affecting your opinion of Carter?

    Answer by kaycee14 at 5:53 PM on Oct. 24, 2008

  • He's a pompous ass, but then so's my dad...Shouldn't reflect on his brother, who, far as we know, has not done such a thing, and hopefully would never do shuch a thing.

    Answer by abusedmom at 9:17 AM on Oct. 25, 2008