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    McCain Slams ‘Game Change’

    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks during a press conference at the U.S. embassy Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 in Manila, Philippines. The U.S. senators visited the country to meet with government leaders to re-affirm the alliance and cooperation. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)

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    Sen. John McCain hasn’t seen the new film Game Change, but that didn’t keep him from bashing it. “I’ve been told I’m portrayed as using an exceeding amount of coarse language,” McCain told Fox News Sunday. “I don’t use coarse language very often. I have a larger vocabulary than that.” The movie, based on a book with the same name and depicting McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign with running mate Sarah Palin, was broadcast on HBO Saturday night. McCain has slammed the book before, calling it inaccurate. He’s particularly bothered by the film’s portrayal of Palin and continues to deny the rumors that he eventually found her unintelligent and disagreeable. “I admired and respect her. I’m proud of our campaign ... I thought she was the most qualified person.”

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