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Raine1967 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-15-08 05:23 PM
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7. Exclusive: Verizon and AT&T Provided Cell Towers for McCain Ranch
Source: Washingtomn Post

Early in 2007, just as her husband launched his presidential bid, Cindy McCain decided to resolve an old problem -- the lack of cellular telephone coverage on her remote 15-acre ranch near Sedona, nestled deep in a tree-lined canyon called Hidden Valley.

By the time Sen. John McCain's presidential bid was in full swing this summer, the ranch had wireless coverage from the two cellular companies most often used by campaign staff -- Verizon Wireless and AT&T.

Verizon delivered a portable tower know as a "cell site on wheels" -- free of charge -- to Cindy McCain's property in June in response to an online request from Cindy McCain's staff early last year. Such devices are usually reserved for restoring service when cell coverage is knocked out during emergencies, such as hurricanes.

In July, AT&T followed suit, wheeling in a portable tower for free to match Verizon's offer. "This is an unusual situation," said AT&T spokeswoman Claudia B. Jones. "You can't have a presidential nominee in an area where there is not cell coverage."

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Move over Ted Stevens....

I am stunned that they are saying it's because he is a presidential candidate, and that is why it had to be done.
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  -Exclusive: Verizon and AT&T Provided Cell Towers for McCain Ranch maddezmom  Oct-15-08 04:59 PM   #0 
  - What a load  Paulie   Oct-15-08 05:06 PM   #1 
  - Aw, he wants to snoop on calls just like President Asshole does!  Joe Bacon   Oct-15-08 05:12 PM   #2 
  - What? their land lines don't work either? Cell phones are not a right, they're a luxury  notadmblnd   Oct-15-08 05:57 PM   #20 
  - HAHAHA!!  kirby   Oct-15-08 05:12 PM   #3 
  - HA! Cindy McCain, average Joe Verizon customer...  Ignis   Oct-15-08 05:49 PM   #18 
  - thanks  grantcart   Oct-15-08 05:18 PM   #4 
  - You're welcome  maddezmom   Oct-15-08 05:18 PM   #5 
  - Move along now. Nothing to see here. n/t  rosesaylavee   Oct-15-08 05:21 PM   #6 
  - Exclusive: Verizon and AT&T Provided Cell Towers for McCain Ranch  Raine1967   Oct-15-08 05:23 PM   #7 
  - You really should look to see if a headline has already been posted.  last1standing   Oct-15-08 05:23 PM   #8 
  - I'm Sorry  Raine1967   Oct-15-08 05:35 PM   #15 
     - no biggie, it happens all the time  maddezmom   Oct-15-08 11:15 PM   #27 
  - already posted here  grantcart   Oct-15-08 05:23 PM   #9 
  - This needs to be made into a Qwest / RNC commercial! n/t  kirby   Oct-15-08 05:24 PM   #10 
  - I found a photo of McCain's personal cell phone.  cboy4   Oct-15-08 05:26 PM   #11 
  - I have a friend who lives in a NJ town that had been waiting years for Verizon DSL service  brentspeak   Oct-15-08 05:26 PM   #12 
  - Sounds like basic economics  hack89   Oct-15-08 07:56 PM   #22 
     - There are thousands of households densely-situated in that area of Clifton  brentspeak   Oct-15-08 08:20 PM   #26 
        - Versizon strikes me as a well run and profitable company  hack89   Oct-16-08 04:16 PM   #28 
  - kick nominated n/t  Ichingcarpenter   Oct-15-08 05:28 PM   #13 
  - Oh geez, something sounds very, very wrong here. Since when do ordinary joe six packs get  nc4bo   Oct-15-08 05:33 PM   #14 
  - A telling part:  wicket   Oct-15-08 05:41 PM   #16 
  - k*r Just read the entire article. It's Wash Post speak for BRIBE  autorank   Oct-15-08 05:48 PM   #17 
  - Was that lobbyist McCain was banging from Verizon?  TOJ   Oct-15-08 05:56 PM   #19 
  - I think she might have been a drug dealer (big Pharma)  burythehatchet   Oct-15-08 06:35 PM   #21 
  - I've been after them for four-years to extend the DSL service the extra 100ft to reach me  Lone_Star_Dem   Oct-15-08 08:03 PM   #23 
  - There are dead spots in my building  Oak2004   Oct-15-08 08:05 PM   #24 
  - This put the Verizon wireless jingle in my head. Dagnabit!  lynnertic   Oct-15-08 08:09 PM   #25 

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