I've been taking it easy the past week, or so ... Partly due to the flow of things on the homefront, and also, kicking back a bit, an unannounced venture into "summer hours", and to catch a rest before the busy August on the horizon, with the Olympics and both conventions.
And, what do you know, all hell breaks loose!
WTF is going on with Stumblin' Bumblin' John McCain?
Jesus, he might as well just start walking around in a bathrobe, like that old Mafia guy did, to play out that he was crazy.
Just ride around in the Dead Campaign Express, make some stops (kicking away the empty beer bottles to exit), shuffle around in the robe and slippers, shake a few hands, maybe pick up a few Slim Jims at a convenience store ...Toss out a few bon mots on his heroism, his POW days, as he rips off a piece of Slim Jim, perhaps dribbling some of the dark juice on his bathrobe.
I mean, he's down to just makin' shit up now ... Seemingly not caring what he says, how it sounds, what it looks like ... Just blathering on like ... Well ... Like an old guy shuffling around in a bathrobe, muttering incoherently
He couldn't do much worse than he has for the past two weeks.
And I am too tired to break down the multitude of faux pas, errors, lies, and the Stumblin' Bumblin John McCain campaign version of their kitchen sink, they've been tossing overboard.
So, rather than wax on, we'll keep it short and simple.
First, a tune that is likely to be playing by the time the Dead Campaign Express hits Minneapolis, and will grow louder and louder as we hurtle towards November.
The bonus of it, it is being sung by a good, staunch Republican - Sammy Davis Jr.
Sammy Davis Jr. - Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
So You Can Catch Up With Stumblin' Bumblin' John McCain
There are three great posts out on the World Wide Web that can give you a good running start in, knowledgeably calling McCain's bluff, and tracking the death of his campaign.
1. TPM Election Central's exhaustively-researched "Critic or Cheerleader? The Definitive McCain Iraq Timeline" ("A comprehensive time-line of John McCain's statements on Iraq, from the inception of the conflict to the present")
2. The Carpetbagger Report's Steven Benen's "Jukebox John keeps changing his tune" (72, and counting, flip-flops)
3. The Jed Report's Jed Lewison's "John McCain's Neverending War" (McCain "in his own words -- the lie behind his claim that he was the war's "greatest critic." It demonstrates his chilling commitment to fighting this war no matter what the people of America -- or Iraq -- want.)
John McCain's Neverending War
From here, to November, whatever Stumblin Bumblin' John McCain does, well, it's just icing on the cake.
Bonus Stumblin' Bumblin' John McCain Riffs
Things Younger Than McCain
Jon Perr: McCain Fails McCain’s Commander-in-Chief Test
The Bob Dole For The New Millennium