Thursday, August 21, 2008

"The insinuation, that John McCain, a former prisoner of war, doesn't know how many houses he has, is outrageous!"

Or: Looking A Gift House In The Mouth

Legendary was the Xanadu where Kubla Kahn decreed his stately pleasure dome - (with quotes in his voice) "Where twice five miles of fertile ground, with walls and towers were girdled 'round." (dropping the quotes) Today, almost as legendary is Florida's XANADU - world's largest private pleasure ground. Here, on the deserts of the Gulf Coast, a private mountain was commissioned, successfully built for its landlord. Here in a private valley, as in the Coleridge poem, "blossoms many an incense-bearing tree." Verily, "a miracle of rare device."

One hundred thousand trees, twenty thousand tons of marble, are the ingredients of Xanadu's mountain. Xanadu's livestock: the fowl of the air, the fish of the sea, the beast of the field and jungle - two of each; the biggest private zoo since Noah. Contents of Kane's palace: paintings, pictures, statues, the very stones of many another palace, shipped to Florida from every corner of the earth, from other Kane houses, warehouses, where they mouldered for years. Enough for ten museums - the loot of the world.
Oh ... Wait a minute ...

That's from 'Citizen Kane'...
She's a brick----house
Mighty might just lettin' it all hang out
She's a brick----house ...
No ...No ... That's The Commodores song...

Man, I getting all confused, and I don't have a staff I can refer it to, but I think it was Stumblin' Bumblin' John McCain talking about how many houses he owns.

Expect, he couldn't remember how many houses he owns ...

He's back, walking around in the bathrobe again, mumbling incoherently, dripping the Slim Jim juice...

McCain unsure how many houses he owns

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said in an interview Wednesday that he was uncertain how many houses he and his wife, Cindy, own.

"I think - I'll have my staff get to you," McCain told us in Las Cruces, N.M. "It's condominiums where - I'll have them get to you.

Well, if he's throwing it back to his staff, I expect, if it hasn't happened already, that Nicole Wallace will reprise her sterling defense of Stumblin' Bumblin' Johnny, of his cheating at the Saddleback Show, and get all plump-in-the-face, firing out a "The insinuation, that John McCain, a former prisoner of war, doesn't know how many houses he has, is outrageous!"

Actually, I am pretty stunned that he had to throw it to his staff to come up with the answer.

Where was his Mini-Me?

Why wasn't Joe Lieberman standing behind Stumblin' Bumblin' John, to step up and answer the question correctly?

About the only defense I think they can come up with, is that the interview in which Stumblin' Bumblin' Johnny gave this response, is that the interview must have taken place before 7:30AM, as in, unless he sleeps in, by his own admission, he's not exceptionally sharp that day.

Now, just in the not-to-distant past, Stumblin' Bumblin John McCain didn't know the difference between the Shiites and Sunnis, thought (at least twice), that Czechoslovakia was still a country, benighted as to the price of gas, confused Iraq-Pakistan Border, and, to mix things up a little, whored his wife out to a bunch of bikers.

So, he gets tossed a softball question of how many houses he owns, and he starts acting more befuddled than an Ed Wynn movie marathon.

If it hasn't crossed the line yet, it sure-as-hell is inches away, on how embarrassing this is, for the country, to have a presidential candidate that is such a stuttering fool.

Instead of hiring all the Rove Acolytes, maybe they should have reached back and brought in The Gipper's crew - at least they had the skill to hide his dementia until after he was elected.

Jesus, and we still have a little over two-months left ....

Bonus House Hunting Links

Michael Tomansky: Manna from heaven

Wonkette: John McCain Does Not Know How Many Baronial Estates He Has

John Cole: Coming to a Commercial Near You

Libby Spencer: McClueless

The Jed Report: Ooomph

John Aravosis (DC): Obama releases new ad over McCain "I don't know how many houses I own" gaffe

Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller: People Who Live in Seven Glass Houses….

1 comment:

Kevin Pierce said...


Though the wealth is both his and his spouse's,
And he fancies he's close to the throne,
Politicians who live in glass houses
Should be briefed on how many they own.
Light verse, ripped from the headlines