by David Mendez
Oh, John McCain. It's like you're getting even cheekier in your old age.
Sen. McCain, along with a handful of other Congressmen and Senators, is one of the backers of the COINS Act, which calls for the elimination of the $1 bill, replacing it with a $1 coin, as seems to be the trend in many a western nation these days.
Last year, The Hill's In The Know blog noted that at least one D.C.-based gentleman's club owner feels that the switch to coins might hurt business — both for him, and his dancers — saying that "you can’t put a coin in a garter belt," and "I think it would be very awkward for everyone involved. How much more would a coin weigh than a dollar bill? It would be very hard."
One would argue that varying degrees of hardness is the exact point behind strip clubs, but that's neither here nor there.
When pressed about the predicament facing scores of the country’s skin-baring and bill-collecting women, McCain responded without missing a beat, “Then I hope that they could obtain larger denominations.”
The 76-year-old lawmaker began answering another reporter’s prying questions before cracking a smile and hollering to ITK down a Capitol hallway, “Fives, tens, one hundreds!”
I'm with Johnny Mac (which I now contend to be McCain's preferred name when he's making it rain in the nation's gentlemen's clubs): Let the market sort out which strippers deserve to be "pocketing" $5 bills and larger, and which should be getting hailed upon with Sacs (which I now contend to be the appropriate name for the Sacagawea dollar coins).