Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Straightjackets Popping Off

I'm not one to quote Joe Klein. In fact, I think he's one of the douchiest of the douches, and I squarely sink him right down in that shithole where most contemporary journalists writhe. But it is telling when even Mr. Klein is gobsmacked by how frackin' pathetic McSame is.

Popping off to McSame's "popping off" in New Hampshire this Tuesday, Joe unloaded on John's un-presidential behavior.

McSame said this:
This is a clear choice that the American people have. I had the courage
and the judgment to say I would rather lose a political campaign than
lose a war. It seems to me that Obama would rather lose a war in order
to win a political campaign.

Joe said this:
This is the ninth presidential campaign I've covered. I can't remember
a more scurrilous statement by a major party candidate. It smacks of
desperation. It renews questions about whether McCain has the right
temperament for the presidency. How sad.

Joe went on to say this:
There is a reason why politicians who want to be President don't say
these sort of things: It isn't presidential. A President exists in the
straitjacket of literality. His words mean something. So John McCain
has to literally believe that Barack Obama would "rather lose a war in
order to win a political campaign." I can't imagine that he does. He
popped off, out of frustration.

I give props to Joe for finally coming around to acknowledging what so many of us have known all along, but he's showing again that he's not very much in control of his own "popping off". If he were, then he would have been applying that "straightjacket" metaphor to nearly every utterance that dribbled past King George's vulture-like lips.

If only there were some truth to that metaphor. There wouldn't be enough straightjackets on this planet for Georgie. How sad.

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