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February 18, 2008
By: Kevin Drum

"BUSH-McCAIN"....Elisabeth Bumiller presents us with a charming President's Day story about both an actual president and a man who would be president:

Senator John McCain's campaign advisers will ask the White House to deploy President Bush for major Republican fund-raising, but they do not want the president to appear too often at his side, top aides to Mr. McCain said Sunday.

....Democrats, meanwhile, have been using every opportunity to link Mr. McCain to Mr. Bush, even defining Mr. McCain's candidacy as part of a "Bush-McCain" ticket that they say will essentially give the president another term.

Who will win this exciting battle? The answer, as always, depends on....our friends in the press! Stay tuned.

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Oooh, let me turn to read what Bumiller has to say. Something quaint and folksy about Bush, I'll bet!!

Posted by: Anon on February 18, 2008 at 2:01 AM | PERMALINK

But don't you see? McCain's a maverick. No matter how many times he hugs George Bush and vows 100 years of war, he's his own man, fresh and new, representing real change. I mean, he's a hero. And he remembers the names of us reporters!

But of course, we'll be absolutely fair to those appeasing softies on the other side.

Posted by: Joe Buck on February 18, 2008 at 2:10 AM | PERMALINK

The answer, as always, depends on....our friends in the press!

I know I speak for many when I say: Shoot me. Shoot me now.

Posted by: F. Frederson on February 18, 2008 at 2:25 AM | PERMALINK

Joe Buck nails it (in more ways than one, apparently; how's Ratso been lately?).
But he forgot the most important part: John McCain's a Straight Talker®!
Yessirree, where other pols will just say ANYthing just to get elected -- flip-flopping all over the place, just like you-know-who from four years ago, or that rhymes-with-rich whose two faces each got two faces, all four of 'em spewing fake tears on demand, when she's not tellin' you how "strong" she is, ha! -- our man John can be relied on for Straight Talk®, and nothin' but Straight Talk®!
So when he says that Americans don't torture, you know he really means it! (That Senate vote t'other day notwithstanding.) And when he says that people like Falwell and Robertson are "agents of intolerance," you know that's some more Straight Talk®! (His sucking up to Dobson et al having nothing at all to do with that of course)
Etc
Etc
Etc

And Fred -- might be careful what you say in jest. I'm sure you've realized by now that everything we say, anywhere, anyhow, anywhen, is open to being listened to, and by people not known for a deep appreciation of irony.... and who'd be only too happy to oblige.
Happy "Presidents' Day" all.

Posted by: smartalek on February 18, 2008 at 3:26 AM | PERMALINK

I wasn't aware that the press was still aware of the current president.

Nevertheless, the few times I have heard Bush speak publicly in the last 4 months are the most devastatingly effective Democratic campaign ads ever made. And they didn't cost a cent.

Posted by: HeavyJ on February 18, 2008 at 3:31 AM | PERMALINK

Joe Buck neglected to mention McCain was tortured. Tortured!!! We'll get to hear that plenty, I'm sure. Kind of makes him an uber hero, a candidate above reproach on character. The tortured hero card trumps all of the character flaws he's exhibited the past eight years, in the eyes of the press.

Posted by: DevilDog on February 18, 2008 at 3:53 AM | PERMALINK

smartalek - yes, I suppose I shouldn't joke in such a fashion, but the thought of 8 months of the media writing McCain-centric fantasies makes me ... not happy.

Posted by: F. Frederson on February 18, 2008 at 4:22 AM | PERMALINK

One way for the Dems (or a like-minded independent group) to circumvent the press on this, would be to put "The Hug" on a bunch of billboards along major highways all over the country.

It would be kinda like what Lamont supporters did to Lieberman in 2006 with "The Kiss," only on a national scale.

Posted by: low-tech cyclist on February 18, 2008 at 5:38 AM | PERMALINK

Democrats should learn from the lessons Karl Rove taught them - attack McCain where he is perceived to be strong. Question whether he did anything "courageous" during Viet Nam - getting shot down doesn't require any courage. Make him prove what he did during the war - Swift boat the SOB. Look for inconsistencies or gaps in his military record. Was he really on R&R or was he AWOL? Insinuate he has post-traumatic stress disorder and may pop his cork as president. Do we really want someone who may go ballistic under stress?

He's also too damn old. Look at a close-up of the man - Sheesh, he is a walking cadaver...

Posted by: The Conservative Deflator on February 18, 2008 at 6:34 AM | PERMALINK

Good thing we have the librul media to save us.
(Please?)

Posted by: Kenji on February 18, 2008 at 6:37 AM | PERMALINK

Besides that, McCain finished at the bottom of his class while at the Naval Academy - some great warrior he was...

McCain should be swapping made-up war stories with the other old coots at the VA hospital, not leading this country into the 21st Century!

Posted by: The Conservative Deflator on February 18, 2008 at 6:44 AM | PERMALINK

I thought Bush was going to cancel his trip to Africa if Congress failed to pass a renewal/update of electronic surveillance legislation. Whatever ever came of that threat? Did any prominent news organization ever make note of it as just so much unrealized bluster?

Posted by: steve duncan on February 18, 2008 at 6:58 AM | PERMALINK

Ah, Kevin.

I won't be voting for McCain this election. He's worse than Hillary.

If Obama gets the nomination, I'll probably vote for him. He and I don't see eye to eye, but he's an inspirational young man and he has a positive messsage.

Posted by: egbert on February 18, 2008 at 7:43 AM | PERMALINK

YEH that is just what we need a McCain Bush ticket have you all lost your minds another 8 years of HELL with these two warhawk IDIOTS?

Posted by: Al on February 18, 2008 at 8:07 AM | PERMALINK

I saw the old Media Whore on This Week yesterday. As usual he didn't have anything newsworthy to say, but I guess Disney has contractual commitments.

Posted by: Corpus Juris on February 18, 2008 at 8:23 AM | PERMALINK

Wasn't the meme in 2000 that he was too angry?

Posted by: people on February 18, 2008 at 8:26 AM | PERMALINK

I've been promoting the idea that we should never ever refer to John McCain again. Instead, he should be known now and for all time only as:

"George W McCain."

Easy,no?

Posted by: Jim Pharo on February 18, 2008 at 8:37 AM | PERMALINK

The thing that makes President Bush so unpopular is not the war, so much as the incompetence with which it was implemented and conducted; it's not the weakness of the economy, but the incompetence of the administration's economic policy. Incompetence! Katrina! The Medicare prescription drug policy! Global warming! On and on. Incompetence! That's a meme that Democrats across the U.S. should be driving constantly. That's the tag that should hang from Senator McCain's lapel for the next year. Bush... McCain... Republicans... Incompetence.

Posted by: Jim G on February 18, 2008 at 9:20 AM | PERMALINK

66% of Republicans still approve of GWB? WTF.

Posted by: Lucy on February 18, 2008 at 9:44 AM | PERMALINK

Swift boat the SOB. Look for inconsistencies or gaps in his military record. Was he really on R&R or was he AWOL?
Posted by: The Conservative Deflator

"Swiftboating" McCain means you'd have to find people who served with him in Vietnam that would come out in public and attack him and his inconsistencies and gaps in his military record. Anyone else doing it and it's just politics as usual.

Posted by: sjrsm on February 18, 2008 at 9:44 AM | PERMALINK

"Elisabeth Bumiller presents..."

Seriously, you could've stopped right there.

Posted by: sb on February 18, 2008 at 9:49 AM | PERMALINK

Bumiller writes:

Despite the shared advisers, there has been plenty of bitterness toward the Bush team among other McCain aides, who accused the Bush campaign of spreading rumors during the 2000 South Carolina primary that Mr. McCain had an illegitimate child.

Missing a detail, it seems to me.

Posted by: Lucy on February 18, 2008 at 10:00 AM | PERMALINK

McCain has some good qualities, but where it countsprotecting the sovereignty of our nationhe stinks, totally corrupt, totally on the pad of big business and Mexico.

Not to mention his warmongering.

Posted by: Luther on February 18, 2008 at 10:44 AM | PERMALINK

heavy,

People like Saddam and Dear Leader and Pol Pot depend on people like you. Did they send you Christmas cards? Boxes of chocolates as thanks? Without people like you they couldn't exist. You give them cover. You support their goals by acting to prevent interference in their genocides.

Your abhorrence of murder permits them to murder hundreds of thousands of their own citizens. How do you sleep at night knowing that not only did you do nothing to prevent genocides, but that you wouldn't have even if you could?

The dead people of Rwanda I am sure appreciate your delicacy with regards to violence.

Posted by: sjrsm on February 18, 2008 at 11:04 AM | PERMALINK

*

Posted by: mhr on February 18, 2008 at 11:16 AM | PERMALINK

How about we not Swift boat him? Huh. Just the idea that we shouldn't be attacking war heros. Just like they shouldn't be attacking ours. But also? Because these things don't work out well for a group of people that are already perceived as being anti-military. You can't swift boat from a perception of weakness. It only works if you are criticizing from a perception of more toughness. And even if this isn't true -- it's the perception that counts. Period.

Posted by: Christopher on February 18, 2008 at 11:25 AM | PERMALINK

sjrsm,

Even all the military force of the most powerful nation on Earth cannot stop every terrible evil that humanity inflicts on itself.

How can I sleep at night? I know that we have limits. I know that even the best of intentions will have unforeseen consequences. I know that some problems do not have a military solution.

One of the hardest lessons I have had to learn is that there are some things I have absolutely no control over. Believe me, helplessness is something I HATE, but somethings we simply cannot change.

Posted by: Tripp on February 18, 2008 at 11:50 AM | PERMALINK

Jesus Christ! I can't speak for anyone else, but I, for one, am sick to death of the Mike & Heavy show. Hows about you give it a rest for a couple of days? Christ it's tiresome.

Posted by: Blue Girl, Red State on February 18, 2008 at 11:52 AM | PERMALINK
People like Saddam and Dear Leader and Pol Pot depend on people like you…..The dead people of Rwanda ....sjrsm at 11:04 AM
The tyrants of the world in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan and numerous others depend on people like you: Republicans. Reagan was Saddam's biggest fan and supported his war with Iran. Here's Bush and Islam Karimov, your friend who likes to boil dissidents alive. Where were the Republican laments about Dafur, your war cries to intervene in Rwanda? Attacking countries that did nothing to Americans is one of Republicans techniques to improve their poll ratings: look tough in Grenada then everyone will forget your fiasco in Lebanon. You prefer to launch a cowardly and incompetent war on Iraq so your Dear Leader can be a war president and strut around making tough talk.
…. loyal Democrats who don't normally scare easily.…. meatheadrepublican at 11:16 AM
We know that women make you wet your booty, but at least you recognize that, unlike trembling Republicans, Democrats don't scare. Posted by: Mike on February 18, 2008 at 12:01 PM | PERMALINK

Some of the best attacks on McCain are the ones already put forth by the REthugs and the wingnut psychos. He's a liberal. He's pro-amnesty and pro-illegal. He's against the first amendment (CFR). And he's pro-tax (voted against W's tax cuts).
Why would anyone even think of any other way to try to bring McCain down when his own side is already doing such a great job of it for us? The issue isn't to get people to vote against him. It's to keep all those people who voted W into office (or allowed him to steal it, if that's your take) to stay home -- as they're already inclined to do.
At the same time, other groups need only play McCain's own words on an endless loop. There really aren't that many people in this country who want to see us stay in Iraq for a thousand year reich.
Best idea on the thread so far is showing The Hug on every billboard coast-to-coast. Hell, put 10-second ads on every TV station at every commercial break, with nothing but "The Hug" and a tagline, "Sponsored by Americans for a Strong Defense" or "Citizens for Eight More Years of Taking The War to the Enemy." It'll be a rout.

Posted by: smartalek on February 18, 2008 at 12:03 PM | PERMALINK

sjrsm wrote: "'Swiftboating' McCain means you'd have to find people who served with him in Vietnam that would come out in public and attack him and his inconsistencies and gaps in his military record."

Not really. In 2004, most of the Republican-backed "Swift Boat Veterans For Truth" who blatantly lied about John Kerry's military service had not in fact served with him, and had no first-hand knowledge whatsoever of his service.

"Swiftboating" as used by the Republicans in 2004 means one thing: lying.

It's the only way Republicans ever win national elections. And when lying fails, they resort to stealing.

Posted by: SecularAnimist on February 18, 2008 at 12:19 PM | PERMALINK

Not really. In 2004, most of the Republican-backed "Swift Boat Veterans For Truth" who blatantly lied about John Kerry's military service had not in fact served with him, and had no first-hand knowledge whatsoever of his service.
Posted by: SecularAnimist

Tell you what, SA. For your sake I'll relax the standard to "served playing the same sort of role operating the same kind of equipment in the same part of the country possibly at the same time." So all you need to do is find some 20-30 Naval Aviators who flew attack aircraft over Vietnam during the war to form up a group and come out against McCain's military record and then you'll have your swiftboating.

Posted by: sjrsm on February 18, 2008 at 12:25 PM | PERMALINK

More interesting question -- will Obama ask Bill Clinton to campaign with and for him?

Posted by: mary on February 18, 2008 at 12:31 PM | PERMALINK

The Democrats are doing the right thing, at the wrong time.

This early in the election cycle, having McCain as the presumptive republican nominee presents a tremendous opportunity to the Democrats. The Democrats now have the advantage of time to plan their attacks. The republicans, on the other hand, may not know who their opponent is until August, forcing them to split their efforts on researching both Clinton and Obama.

But now is not the time for the Democrats to use what is ultimately one of their most potent weapons. Any political attack exhibits exponential decay, with a typical half life of perhaps one to three days (the half life depends upon factors such as actual evidence of scandal, and how salacious the charges are). It is important the attacks linking McCain to Bush be made in late October to early November.

In the meantime, and beginning NOW, the Democrats need to seriously research McCain. They need to find and document every misstep the man has made in his life; every traffic ticket, every late payment, every temper tantrum. This work cannot be entrusted to interns and unpaid volunteers. Private detectives need to be hired, not one or two, but perhaps 5 or 10. They know how and where to dig for ugly truth (and half truths) in a man's life. And if they go too far, as subcontractors, they can easily be disavowed.

It is true that any republican nominee represents a deep disregard for the people and the laws of this great nation. But it is also true that in politics, timing is paramount. Link McCain to Bush, but when the time is right.

Posted by: Dave Brown on February 18, 2008 at 12:40 PM | PERMALINK

What a tale of woe

Posted by: responsibly speculating on February 18, 2008 at 3:35 PM | PERMALINK

Yes, Dave, and the Dems need to endlessly replay every dirty trick Bush played on him, alongside his subsequent sucking up to Dear Leader. Nothing could turn Nascar-dad stomachs more seriously than that combo platter of betrayal and weak-kneed opportunism. It's all about The Hug.

Posted by: Kenji on February 18, 2008 at 4:20 PM | PERMALINK

I was giving into my baser instincts this morning by suggesting that the Democrats "Swift boat" John McCain. I hadn't had my morning coffee yet and was feeling a bit ornery. Upon further reflection, I realize that would simply lower us to the same level as the pus-sucking Republicans like Karl Rove.

However, I do love Mr. Pharo's suggestion that we refer to McCain as "George W. McCain". Simple and effective - let him try to get that enormous albatross off his neck. Did anyone else catch this article about how they are planning to Swift boat Obama? I sure as fuck hope someone in the Obama camp is reading this and preparing a counterattack!

Posted by: The Conservative Deflator on February 18, 2008 at 4:23 PM | PERMALINK

I realize that would simply lower us to the same level as the pus-sucking Republicans like Karl Rove.
Posted by: The Conservative Deflator

Yea, god forbid you'd use obviously forged documents about a sitting President's military service to help win an election.

Posted by: sjrsm on February 18, 2008 at 4:49 PM | PERMALINK

Yea, god forbid you'd use obviously forged documents about Saddam trying to buy uranium in Africa to start a neverending war.

Posted by: AJ on February 18, 2008 at 5:20 PM | PERMALINK

sjrsm wrote: "Yea, god forbid you'd use obviously forged documents about a sitting President's military service to help win an election."

The truth about George W. Bush's so-called "military service" is that he was a deserter in time of war, and that anyone else who did what he did but who lacked his family's political connections would have been imprisoned.

You poor, pitiful conservative victims of the all-powerful liberal elites who control everything can whine as much as you want (or as much as Rush Limbaugh tells you to) about Dan Rather and the "liberal media", but it won't change the well-documented fact that Bush was a deserter.


Posted by: SecularAnimist on February 18, 2008 at 5:21 PM | PERMALINK

sjrsm wrote: "So all you need to do is find some 20-30 Naval Aviators who flew attack aircraft over Vietnam during the war to form up a group and come out against McCain's military record and then you'll have your swiftboating."

Shouldn't be too hard. Karl Rove recruited a bunch of people just like that, to "Swift Boat" McCain in the 2000 primary campaign. Of course the angle they used was a little different than the one they used on Kerry. In McCain's case they claimed that he was mentally unstable and/or some kind of "Manchurian candidate" as a result of the torture and brainwashing he was subjected to while a prisoner of war. Hey, whatever works, right?

Posted by: SecularAnimist on February 18, 2008 at 5:28 PM | PERMALINK

our friends in the press

We have friends in the press? Where?

I thought they were too busy kissing Bigger Journalist Ass to be our friends.(and when one becomes a Friedman or a Russert there's nothing left but to keep your place)

Posted by: Horatio Parker on February 18, 2008 at 5:45 PM | PERMALINK

In order to Swiftboat McCain, the plan of attack, IMO, should be that his POW torture experiences affected his mind, ie he's unbalanced.

Brave, yes, maverick, maybe, but loony loony loony.

Sorry McCain, we need a sane man in charge of the country.

Posted by: Horatio Parker on February 18, 2008 at 5:51 PM | PERMALINK

Bush the 41st and your silver haired douche bag of a wife are both obsurd and if you cant stand the heat stay out of the kitchen because everything said about McCain is true to a point another WarHawk just like your son.

Posted by: Al on February 18, 2008 at 6:24 PM | PERMALINK

In order to Swiftboat McCain, the plan of attack, IMO, should be that his POW torture experiences affected his mind, ie he's unbalanced.
Posted by: Horatio Parker

I have always despised Bush and Company for doing that to McCain, and I hope that he wins and sticks to the Sean Hannitys and Limbaughs of the world. And now to you.

By the way, Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison and became a world leader.

Posted by: sjrsm on February 18, 2008 at 7:25 PM | PERMALINK

I have always despised Bush and Company for doing that to McCain

Yeah, Mike, we can tell by the way you've been carrying water for them for the past couple of years.

By the way, Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison and became a world leader.

Hopefully Bush and Cheney will do it the other way 'round.

Posted by: Gregory on February 18, 2008 at 7:45 PM | PERMALINK

sjrsm wrote: "... I have always despised Bush and Company for doing that to McCain ..."

But you love Bush and Company for doing that to Kerry.

Posted by: SecularAnimist on February 18, 2008 at 8:08 PM | PERMALINK

This is how we win. The excitement that Obama is creating is because almost no one wants four more years of Bush. People want something different even if old racists have to vote for Obama, that is how bad it is. (Many anecdotal stories from the south on various blogs of people's racist old uncle liking Obama etc)

McCain IS 4 more years of the same crap and that is not a winning hand.

Posted by: lilybart on February 18, 2008 at 8:18 PM | PERMALINK

god forbid you'd use obviously forged documents about a sitting President's military service to help win an election

Is that anything like using obviously forged documents about uranium purchases to help start a war?

Posted by: Shifting Standards of Authenticity on February 18, 2008 at 8:25 PM | PERMALINK

Shorter Heavy: the MIC has run our foreign policy for so long that it doesn't seem insane to drop bombs on people who have never been a threat to our national security and it doesn't strike anyone as stupid to listen to people like McCain whose entire rationale for being President is that he did just that.

And that's what McCain represents, the mind-bogglingly insane in charge of our nation. He is Cheney without the sneer, and Bush without the excuse that he's too distracted by shiny things to run the nation.

Posted by: heavy on February 18, 2008 at 9:59 PM | PERMALINK

"The truth about George W. Bush's so-called "military service" is that he was a deserter in time of war, and that anyone else who did what he did but who lacked his family's political connections would have been imprisoned."
_______________________

Anyone with even a little familiarity of the Air National Guard and the situation in 1973 knows that Lt. Bush didn't desert. By 1973, there were very few US troops in Vietnam and no one from the ANG. Though Bush's unit was the only ANG unit to have a lengthy deployment to Vietnam, that deployment had ended in 1971. Bush wouldn't have been selected to go in any case, as the list of available volunteers included many pilots who were far more experienced than Bush. At the time of Bush's departure from his flying duties, his unit was under transition to another aircraft, placing the unit in a C-4 readiness condition, meaning non-operational. Under the circumstances, no one would have very much cared what happened to a single pilot in the Guard, especially given the radical reduction in forces that everyone had been told to expect. I was commissioned that year and the reductions began while I was still in pilot training. I remember running into an Academy classmate being separated on account of his claiming to have become a Hari Krishna devotee. Weird, though, I recall seeing him load his ski boots into his car as he left. I hadn't realized Hari Krishnas skied.

Bush's departure was irregular, no doubt about it. Missing his annual flight physical was the first clue. No one who wishes to remain a pilot would do such a thing. His subsequent transfer to a non-flying unit in Alabama was not too unusual, but not showing up there was. In any case, his application for separation in order to go to school was approved and that ended the matter officially.

As a pilot, I've tried to imagine what would make a young, apparently skilled pilot just up and quit. I would have hung around and tried to get qualified in the new aircraft. The missed flight physical is an important clue for me. The most common reason to miss a physical back then was drugs, which could land you in Leavenworth, especially if you were an officer. It would be a common enough story - with no aircraft to fly and the 70s being what they were, a young party animal could find himself in a situation where a flight physical was a bad idea. The rest of it would be the result of a bureaucracy not too concerned with the departure of a pilot they didn't need anyway. If anyone was paying attention, they might have been irked at such a non-standard way to separate, but not enough to make any case out of it.

But desertion? Nah, no way. I think he just took advantage of the situation to get out before his drug use was discovered. Doubtless, he had listened to "White Rabbit" too many times.

Posted by: trashhauler on February 18, 2008 at 10:58 PM | PERMALINK

Sorry Trash, Bush was almost certainly a deserter. He gave up flying because, while it looked like an exciting manly thing to do (and a good way to get out of doing something that might result in his injury due to something other than his own incompetence), the reality of it was that it really was dangerous (especially to a drunkard and a cokehead) and he really isn't into anything that might actually hurt him.

The record is clear, he got special treatment to get into the champaign unit, he pretty certainly got special treatment to get out of it without having finished his service. The histoy of George W. Bush is filled with being bailed out by his daddy's cronies every time he fucked up. And his almost certain desertion was just another one of those times.

For him to have deserted fits all of the known facts and is consistent with his history. There are no facts (and please, that "points sheet" is a joke) that undermine the narrative that Bush is a deserter.

Compare that, by the way, with the supporters of the Swift-Republican Liars for Bush. They insist that a man who won several medals was, instead, a coward, and that random assholes (who were no closer to Kerry than I am to you) should be considered eye-witnesses to Kerry's behavior.

In Bush's case you have a trail of evidence and suspicious gaps in the military's paper trail, and in Kerry's case you have only the word of partisan operatives - that directly contradict the official record.

The only people who are certain Bush served honorably are those who put the Republican Party before the United States. Then again, that seems to be pretty common for Republicans.

Posted by: heavy on February 19, 2008 at 2:19 AM | PERMALINK

They insist that a man who won several medals was, instead, a coward, and that random assholes (who were no closer to Kerry than I am to you)...
Posted by: heavy

Really? You were a military pilot who flew the same aircraft as trashhauler in the same unit and into the same operational theatres against the same opponents? Well hell, why didn't you say so? You guys have surely met then, or at least heard of each other. Maybe went through some of the same schools. Operated with people that know both of you.

Posted by: sjrsm on February 19, 2008 at 7:36 AM | PERMALINK

Mary, most of those Republican Liars for Bush never met Kerry, they were simple opportunists who cared more about electing a coward who avoided service than a decorated veteran whose personal courage was unquestionable. Your silly insistence that having four degrees of separation from Kerry is the same as having "served with" him is merely part and parcel with your knee-jerk, bullshit, defense of militaristic thugs like Bush and McCain.

In any case, there is no need for the Democrats to stoop to the level of the Republicans and smear McCain using dishonest, partisan, assholes who never even met anyone who met McCain. Instead we can use someone close to McCain who knows just how unfit someone who killed innocent Vietnamese civilians (and, let's be honest, not a single American would have died at Vietnamese hands had we not tried to make Vietnam safe for French Colonialism) and learned only that non-Americans all have targets on their heads is. John McCain.

Fade in:
John McCain singing, "bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, Iran
"Cut to:
John McCain saying (find clip so quote is exact) "anyone who talks about when we should leave Iraq doesn't understand anything about war"Cut to:
John McCain saying (as above) "We may be in Iraq for 100 years"
Announcer:
"This is John McCain. We don't need a little girl counting down daisy petals and a nuclear bomb to scare you. He's just done enough on his own"
Sure, it needs a little polish, but McCain is unfit to run for the local snake handler's office and most certainly not fit to decide which nation's children will suffer next.

McCain, he's just night right.

Posted by: heavy on February 19, 2008 at 10:40 AM | PERMALINK




 

 

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