It's a Stumblin' Bumblin John McCainPalooza!
And this is happening when he doesn't have any heat on him!
If Preston Sturges were alive, and working, today, he'd have to make a movie titled "Christmas In April".
Stumblin' Bumblin' John McCain - The Gift That Refuses To Stop Itself From Giving!
First, it seems that SB John took, at least for today, The Garlic's advise, and spoke before a military audience, albiet, a Veterans of Foreign Wars crowd, in Kansas City, Missouri, spinning on the fabulous success, that apparently only he, Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman, as well as the Bush Grindhouse, can see.
From Think Progress;
A telling moment in his remarks came when he was arguing why President Bush’s surge “dramatically turned around the situation in Iraq.” Just as he reached this point in his speech, MSNBC cut away to report on escalating violence in Iraq:
McCAIN: Faced with the prospect of defeat, we had two fundamental choices. We could retreat from Iraq and accept the horrible consequences of our defeat. Or we could change strategies and try to turn things around. It was, I believe, a critical moment in our nation’s history, and a time of testing for our nation’s political leadership.
In the year that has passed, our nation showed its strength –
MSNBC: And speaking of Iraq, we do have breaking news out of Iraq, where at least four mortars have been fired into the heavily-fortified Green Zone today. It’s unclear at this time if there are casualties or any major damage. Now the news comes just a day after five U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq. Two, again, inside that Green Zone.
There's video of it, so go over to Think Progress and check that out.
Crooks and Liars also has it, with the added bonus of this is a redux for SB John.
And Keith Olbermann, this evening, did a killer segment (#3 - McCainus Interruptus), playing Stumblin' Bumblin' John's speech, stopping in, and rebutting it with facts, and reality ... It was pretty devastating! (and, as of the time writing this, MSNBC hasn't posted the video, so you can go over to Countdown to see if it's there)
How ironic would it be, that every time Stumblin' Bumblin' John McCain goes out to give one of his stump speeches, spinning the glory of war, he gets busted with live-action news, of, sadly, another disastrous event in Iraq?
Ohhh, but that was only his morning offering ...
To give you a tease, Wonkette titled their post "John McCain Called Wife Awful Word That Rhymes With 'Hunt' and 'Punt'!", while Emptywheel, over on Firedoglake added a little more - "A Trollop and a C$#T"
Yes, Stumblin' Bumblin John McCain has his infamous temper now documented, and coming out in a new book, 'The Real McCain' by Cliff Schecter.
The Raw Story broke with this today;
Book: McCain temper boiled over in '92 tirade, called wife a 'cunt'
John McCain's temper is well documented. He's called opponents and colleagues "shitheads," "assholes" and in at least one case "a fucking jerk."
But a new book on the presumptive Republican nominee will air perhaps the most shocking angry exchange to date.
Three reporters from Arizona, on the condition of anonymity, also let me in on another incident involving McCain's intemperateness. In his 1992 Senate bid, McCain was joined on the campaign trail by his wife, Cindy, as well as campaign aide Doug Cole and consultant Wes Gullett. At one point, Cindy playfully twirled McCain's hair and said, "You're getting a little thin up there." McCain's face reddened, and he responded, "At least I don't plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you cunt." McCain's excuse was that it had been a long day. If elected president of the United States, McCain would have many long days.
Forget about the Oval Office, sit this man down at the Bada Bing!
How ever is the loving, fawning MSM press going to deal with this one?
Boy, that girl, down on McCain's Biography Tour, dodged a bullet, no?
And, it's only April ... Can't wait for the gifts still being wrapped - tightly ...
The Stumblin' Bumblin John McCainPalooza!
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Pam/Pam's House Blend: McCain's loving comment to wife Cindy: 'you c*nt'
Nicole Bell/C&L: Temper, Temper
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