Anne Hathaway, Raffaello Follieri and John McCain are on a boat…

September 11th, 2008 // 69 Comments

Anne Hathaway’s ex Raffaello Follieri pled guilty yesterday to fraud after he pretended to be a CFO for the Vatican and bilked investors out of money. Today, he began repaying the government as part of his plea bargain and – wait a minute – who’s that guy in the purple hat? He looks familiar and possibly dying. Why it’s Republican presidential candidate John McCain! Ha ha ha, what in the hell? The Nation explains:

The photograph substantiates reports that in late August, 2006, McCain celebrated his 70th birthday aboard a yacht, the Celine Ashley, rented by A-list con man Raffaello Follieri and his then-movie star girlfriend Anne Hathaway…. McCain is shown boarding the yacht ramp towards the smiling Follieri and Hathaway. Just ahead of McCain and shaking hands with Follieri appears to be Rick Davis–McCain’s top aide and now co-manager of his campaign, who accompanied him on the trip and advised the government of Montenegro. A few months after McCain’s yacht party, Follieri strengthened his ties to McCain’s orbit by retaining Rick Davis’s well-connected Washington lobbying firm, Davis Manafort, and offering Davis both an investment deal and help in securing the Catholic vote for McCain’s presidential bid.

For the record, my sources inform me there’s absolutely nothing scandalous going on here at all, folks. John McCain just loves him some Princess Diaries. Not a fan of the sequel though. Upsets his angina.

Thanks to Ben for recognizing this site is a haven of intellectual debate – and jokes about my penis. Frankly, I don’t see how you can have one without the other.

Photo: The Nation
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  1. Awww, it upsets his vagina..

  2. ted

    I’d go on a boat with Hitler if Anne Hathaway was going to be there.

  3. Mike

    I’m pretty sure McCain would never wear a purple hat…

  4. TRUTH

    Mavericks like con artists, apparently.

  5. politics make strange bedfellow? no not all the time! a presidential candidate can be photograph with anyone, it doesnt mean anything….

  6. Busted!

    Too bad they didn’t snap the picture of MCain leaving the boat with a briefcase full of cash.

    That’ s the Boat to Nowhere

  7. now enough with this politic crap, give me some “whale tails” please= wh*res in g-strings!

  8. Third?

    Not to be picky….”…and his then-movie star girlfriend…”

    Do you mean she used to be a movie star or used to be his girlfriend? Where’s the responsible journalism here?

    Also, did they name the boat after Celine Dion because it’s as big as her mouth?

  9. Although the defendant had pled guilty

    Pled. He pled guilty.

  10. kpm

    “I’d go on a boat with Hitler if Anne Hathaway was going to be there.”

    QFT!!!

  11. Deacon Jones

    Man, if he gets elected he’s going to be 76 years old with the authority to start World War III. When my grandfather was 76 he would talk about his round of golf that day….three times in a row.

    I feel safe.

  12. Angry Beaver

    This is where Raefello took naked pics of Anne Hathaway until he found McCain staring in through a porthole…then it quickly turned into a foursome with Hitler.

  13. Third?

    My grandfather is 76 and we won’t even let him touch the remote control.

  14. hurf blurg. blurg durf duh duh Coors Light garble durf hur wimmen is hots dur blur durf.

  15. John McCain III

    My grandfather is 76 and he confused the Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska with the potential leader of the Free World

  16. Sid

    “I’m pretty sure McCain would never wear a purple hat…”

    Oh my god! #3, “Mike” – STAY AWAY FROM THE KOOL-AID! STAY AWAY FROM THE KOOL-AID!

  17. Pat

    If McCain talked seriously with Follieri, I’m not voting for him. If he told Rick Davis to go talk to Follieri and then spent all his time sneaking glances at Anne’s boobs while pretending to talk to her, I’m definitely voting for him. If he suggested that they position their chairs to get a great view of blah blah blah, but he was really facing her into a cool breeze, I’ll go work for his campaign. If he got an erection, …. well, now I’m just talkin’ crazy talk.

  18. Charles Few

    John McCain: Starfucker, or just hadn’t seen Palin’s sweet Neoconservative ass yet?

  19. Father Pokeyerboy

    Anne Hathaway? Sarah Palin? When did McCain become obsessed with the idea that boobs would win him the Catholic vote? Catholics are into upskirts, not boobage (well, not the priests…).

  20. You Suck

    You political posts, even when they make vague insinuations like this one, are making this site boring as hell.

  21. You Suck

    You political posts, even when they make vague insinuations like this one, are making this site boring as hell.

  22. ph7

    Ironically, this is one of the few successful boat landing McCain ever made (he crashed/ejected from SEVEN airplanes when in the airforce)

  23. Andy

    If McCain rubbed one out to Anne Hathaway, Sarah Palin must seem like a fat breeding pig by comparison. I always assumed he was comparing Palin to that undead icicle (Cindy McCain) whose bank account he’s married to. But maybe he’s forgotten all about Anne. Ha – “maybe” – who am I kidding? Did you know – true story – he says “My friends” all the time because he can never remember where he is and who he’s talking to?

  24. Bob

    I thought we were supposed to be debating The Superficial Writer’s penis. It’s a lot like Obama: a lot of big talk but disappointing in substance and action. In its favor, though, it does have more executive experience. It gives The Superficial Writer and all his staff orders during times of crisis, like when there are no decent bikini pictures to post. However, being small-minded, it forgot to mention in this post that Bill Clinton and his circle were good friends with the con man, whereas McCain only met him that one time. That must mean that Anne Hathaway totally got perved on by an ex-President. Awesome.

  25. Deacon Jones

    @23
    Seven?
    @24
    Good point

  26. Vince

    I hope to god he fucked her. It’s too much to ask, but still. It’d be awesome! Especially since he’s being such a wuss these days and hiding behind Palin’s skirt. UNDER it, sure, that’d be awesome. Although I’m starting to think she’s expert at hiding a big ol’ flabby-mommy butt. And being from Alaska, she’s probably never shaved. Hopefully they beat McCain’s sense of smell out of him in Vietnam.

  27. MCcains tumor

    Thats not me dammit, besides i inside Sarah at that time hitting up dat sweet ass!!

  28. Sid

    #25 – Clinton was a sleazy perv who gave this country 8 years of peace and prosperity. Have you ever looked at a graph of the unemployment rate from the end of Bush-the-elder’s term, through Clinton’s 2 terms? It looks like a downhill ski slope. Then we got 8 years of the righteous born-again Christian man.

    Sorry, I’ll take the talented sleazeball over the flat-lining religious zealot any day.

  29. Mc Cain crashed five planes
  30. Bob

    29 – My point was that the con man met with as many powerful people he could and was known and trusted amongst established politicians, not just McCain. The Clinton vs. Bush and/or Dems vs. Republican debate is something else altogether. The post is misleading in its depiction of the Nation’s article, and not even for the sake of comedy. Frankly, I don’t come to this site for intellectual engagement. I come for one thing only, to kill brain cells reading about Paris Hilton. Seriously, it dumbs me down faster than sniffing glue, which is good because my debating skills just owned your ass.

  31. J-v7

    …not all 76 year olds are retarded

  32. Sid

    #31 – yeah, and Follieri made a bogus $50 million contribution to the Clinton Global Initiative while Clinton was fundraising for the foundation he set up as an EX-president, while McCain met with Follieri during active fundraising as an elected official – most famous (or most self-promoted) for being a reformer on campaign finance. So your point was…?

    But good idea to credit yourself with “owning” because that’s the only way it’s gonna happen.

  33. McCain is a disgrace and not qualified

    Wow I can’t believe a guy who finished 890 out of a class of 894 at naval acadamy is the best the repulicantards can offer. A guy with a low IQ and then an unfit mother to be his VP.

    AHH HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!

    Right wing wackos!!

  34. Would-Be Campaign Manager

    Damn! Why didn’t he ask Anne Hathaway to be his running mate? She’s as qualified as Sarah Palin, and a lot better looking!

  35. rough daddy's gay lover

    Kisses from Randal and I on a series of sensational posts today! Fabulous!

  36. Chauncey Gardner

    Everything John McCain says or does is funnier after you’ve seen this shizzle:

    http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/4f6b704c0e

  37. AtomicSquid

    Is this a shot from that film of McCain’s Vietnamese prison release that I keep seeing headlines about?

  38. kat

    who the hell cares? Obama gets help from terrorists.

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  40. Sheva

    This is some weak crap. This Raffaello character actually made his way in via an a pal of Clinton’s. That’s how he got a chance to weave magic and suck millions out of Clinton’s pal Burkle and a bunch of other suckers.

    You have to give Obama credit. He did it the old fashioned Chicago Machine way. He got part of his house paid off by an Arab arms dealer who worked with Saddam and fed the money to the Obama’s now convicted felon friend Rezko.

    Since we’re talking right.

    When Obama didn’t bump up on his mansion, he earmarked seven figures to the hospital where his wife works.

    She now took a huge bump of salary now to 300K. Don’t you have hospital administrators making 300K in your neighborhood?

    Obama and his terrorist pal Bill Ayers also did executive work doling out millions to shadowy left wing groups for “education” in Chicago. For some reason Obama doesn’t put this executive experience on his resume, nor does he want to talk about it.

    People that wanted to look at the files of the Annenberg Challenge were initially blocked by the University of Illinois. Then they were held while Obama was given the warning. All scrubbed clean some have seen the light of day.

    But no one really knows about Obama and his ties to these friends of his.

  41. VtFarmboy

    First of all you cannot tell from any of thoes pics if it was McCain or not. and any respectable reporter would not print these or speculate like ths. Second even if it was who the “F” Cares. I am sure there are just as many shady charictors in Obamas past. Third if the superficial is going to start spreading the Bull stories about candidates and i mean the real crap rumors not possible real news then i will do the same as i did with perez hilton and stop comming……. it may be hard to break my addiction to bikini babes but i will do it cause i dont like this type of stuff

  42. you

    “possibly dying” bush league

  43. Anchors Aweigh

    #23, you ignorant landlubber, McCain wasn’t in the Air Force.

    He was in the Navy. Thus the whole “Maverick” schtick. You remember the movie, right?

    Should I type slower? Could you keep up then?

    As for him being on that boat, I’d get on a boat with Osama Bin Ladin if there was a chance to smell Anne Hathaway’s hair, or see her in something cleavage-ey. I don’t care if her boyfriend had Yassir Arafat’s head in a jar full of formaldehyde, on the TV.

  44. lori

    McCain looks and acts like a troglodyte, but don’t all republicans? And for those idiots who think McCain had sex with Anne Hathaway, who is a pasty white beast herself, need to ask themselves “Can I imagine John McCain having sex?” “Can anyone imagine John McCain having sex?” And most importantly, “Does anyone want to imagine John McCain having sex?” I would like to posit that John McCain has never had sex. Why? you ask. Because NO ONE can imagine John McCain having sex.

  45. whittney

    Get over yourselves. If the worst thing you can say about McCain is that he’s not a 40 something out of nowhere with NO political experience whatsoever, then he will surely win this campaing. By the way, I usually love your website but I am DISGUSTED at how the media had clung to Obama for no other reason than he is a charismatic black man and it’s the “hollywood” thing to do. grow up.

  46. lori

    Hey whittney @ 46, we can say a lot worse things about McCain. He’s a liar, a sleazy crook, and an opportunist who will do and say anything to get elected including picking a crazy right-wing blowup doll with a gun for a running mate to appease all the fucking rednecks. He’s too tired and close to dementia to even try to make it look real in front of the cameras, blinking his eyes 500 times a minute and stammering half-heartedly while he’s squinting to see the teleprompter so that he can spew out his right wingnut fucking garbage. Fuck you and the rest of you low IQ, uneducated ignorant assholes who vote republican. You have destroyed this country and you shouldn’t even be allowed to live here, much less vote.

  47. Shannon

    Wait a minute, didn’t I read Anne Hathaway talking at the DNC about how “the most important thing in my life right now is to get a Democrat elected?” So why was she rolling out the welcome to McCain? Something’s not right here.

    Anne freaks me out a little. In some pictures, she looks great. In others, she is so effing weird-looking it’s scary. Plus, she’s obviously a tard.

  48. Mogilalia

    I support John McCain.

  49. Flip

    A Republican with a corporate fraud artist? NEVER!! It’s not like Bush was best friends with Enron’s or Halliburton’s CEO.

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