John McCain’s unlikely new booster: Jackie Collins

Holly Bailey
National Correspondent
The Ticket

Best-selling author Jackie Collins is perhaps best known for her tawdry romantic thrillers about scandalous Hollywood housewives and the bad boys they love. But the British-born writer, who has often said she’s proud to be described as “raunchy,” apparently happens to have a soft spot for John McCain.

Collins tells The New York Times’ By the Book column that if there was one book she would recommend President Barack Obama read it would be “Faith of My Fathers,” the Arizona senator’s memoir. The book recounts, in part, his time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

"I would like the president to settle back and pick up a copy of John McCain’s 'Faith of My Fathers,'" Collins said. "Now here we have a true American hero, a man with a moral compass and a sense of stunning loyalty and integrity. I think anyone will benefit from reading this book, especially the president."

A McCain spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.