Please tell me…is this The Truman Show  — are we’re living in a political sitcom? (Miami Herald)

Sen. John McCain’s senior foreign policy advisor cites a steamy romance 50 years ago with a Brazilian babe among the things that illustrate the candidate’s decades-long interest in Latin America.

Speaking at an Americas Conference panel discussion Friday on the next U.S. president’s Latin American policy, McCain advisor Richard Fontaine started out by mentioning an old Brazilian flame of McCain’s, who recently emerged in the press.

”Talking a little about his personal experience, he was famously born in Panama and has traveled all over the hemisphere for many years.” Fontaine said. “In fact, I saw, I guess it was last week, that his old girlfriend in Brazil has been found from his early days when he was in the Navy and was interviewed. She’s a somewhat older woman now than she was then, but it sorta speaks to the long experience he has had in the region — in the most positive terms.”

The jokes that can be mined from that could be endless…but there’s more. Maria Gracinda Teixeira de Jesus, the hottie he romanced, said this about Grampy Insane:

”I called him John but also my darling and my sweet coconut,” she said. “He was a great kisser. I liked it so much that I bought a book to learn how to kiss myself.”

Assignment — go to the McCain Says generator and be creative and post your handiwork in the comments.

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding