The website Raw Story obtained a separate anecdote from Schecter's book, in which McCain berated his wife in the full view of aides and reporters during a 1992 campaign stop.
In his 1992 Senate bid, McCain was joined on the campaign trail by his wife, Cindy, as well as campaign aide Doug Cole and consultant Wes Gullett. At one point, Cindy playfully twirled McCain's hair and said, "You're getting a little thin up there." McCain's face reddened, and he responded, "At least I don't plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you cunt."
McCain's excuse was that it had been a long day. If elected president of the United States, McCain would have many long days.
Photo: John McCain teasingly puts Cindy in a headlock cutting off the flow of oxygenated blood toher brain through the carotid artery.