Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Court Jesters

"The Palin was with Couric in the campaign that's she's draggin, while the vessel with the Maverick doesn't have a clue that they're through"
Oh Boy!

Bad Day at Black Rock, times about 100,000!

First, there was Stumblin' Bumblin John McCain, sitting down with the editorial board of the Des Moines Register, which raised questions of that alone, of what he was doing in Iowa, when Barack Obama has about a 10+ point lead.

During the interview (you can watch it here), Fly Boy threw out some gems;

That he has a desire to be a dictator
"MCCAIN: I just want to make a comment about the obvious issue and that is the failure of Congress to act yesterday. Its just not acceptable. […] This is just a not acceptable situation. I’m not saying this is the perfect answer. If I were dictator, which I always aspire to be, I would write it a little bit differently."
Testily, defended Mommy Moose
"So, with due respect, I strongly disagree with your premise that she doesn't have experience and knowledge and background." McCain added that Palin has "been a member of the PTA, been a governor, been a mayor." Then, seeming to realize that he'd lost his cool somewhat, McCain said, "I'll stop there." He went on anyway, however, concluding, "But you and I just have a fundamental disagreement and I'm so happy that the American people seem to be siding with me."
Then, Stumblin' Bumblin' Johnny jumps on over to NPR (go here to listen, or read the transcript);

He goes way overboard on defending Mommy Moose;
NPR: Given what you've said Senator, is there an occasion where you could imagine turning to Governor Palin for advice in a foreign policy crisis.

MCCAIN: I've turned to her advice many times in the past, I can't imagine turning to Senator Obama or Senator Biden cuz they've been wrong, they were wrong about Iraq, wrong about Russia...

NPR: But would you turn to Governor Palin?

MCCAIN: I certainly wouldn't turn to them, and I've already turned to Governor Palin particularly on energy issues and I've appreciated her background and knowledge on that and many other issues.

NPR: Does her energy qualification extend to the international energy market?

MCCAIN: Of course. Of course. That's what it's all about. It extends to a broad variety of issues from her worldview to threats that we face, to radical Islamic extremism, to specific areas of the world. I'm very proud of her, and proud of the knowledge and background that she has.
Yeah, you read it right ... "I've turned to her advice many times in the past"

He's only known her for about three-minutes, so it would be real nice for some reporter to follow-up on just when in the past, how long ago did he turn to the Wasilla Whiz for council, and just what was that council.

It, surely, couldn't be anything to do the with Supreme Court.

Go well far past, really tremendously far above her choosing "I'll Try To Find You Some, and Bring'em To Ya ...", the Governor of Alaska went back for another dip in the Katie Couric pool.

Actually, it was a Couric report in which she asked both Vice Presidential candidates the same set of questions (watch it here).

Biden, of course, aced his.


Well, you watch it and then see if you come up with the same, or similar words.

Sarah Palin can't name one Supreme Court case

She couldn't, or didn't (for what reason, only God knows), name a single Supreme Court decision.

How's about, considering where we are today, Gore v. Bush?

Or, as Keith Olbermann pointed out, something in her own backyard, and in which she spoke out against, Exxon v. Baker, which reduced the damage award to Alaska fisherman from the Exxon Valdez disaster.


Utterly, and truly, embarrassing.

The Stumblin' Bumblin' John McCain Campaign has become, fully and completely, a joke.

On one level, they are getting all they deserve, for the cynical political ploy of choosing Mommy Moose, and then not vetting her.

Just from the get-go, what does it say about Stumblin' Bumblin' Johnny's integrity and judgment to chose a running mate that is already mired in an Ethics Scandal?

Hilzoy sums it up, rather succinctly;
At the end of the day, though, the story isn't Palin's ignorance, or the fact that she is manifestly not prepared to be President. It's McCain's shocking recklessness in nominating her in the first place.

No one who put country first would have done that.
Stumblin Bumblin' Johnny is going to need a weeks' worth of POW-POW-POW excuses.

Or, maybe, it's time for the RNC to think about making this an epic, truly, supremely, historic election - They shut down the McCain operation, out of the decency of not insulting the country (and world) any longer with the charade of having a legitimate candidate, leaving Obama to run, virtually unopposed.

Too bad he passed on.

Considering the hijinx of Sarah Palin, Danny Kaye could have, just as easily, filled the role

The Court Jester - The Pellet With The Poison

Bonus Stumblin' Bumblin', and Just Plain Falling Down Riffs

Jon Perr: McCain Echoes Bush on the Joys of Dictatorship

Editor and Publisher: McCain vs. 'Des Moines Register'


David Corn: On NPR, McCain Exaggerates Past Relationship with Palin

Top Ten Cloves: Ways John McCain Isn't Like Herbert Hoover

McCain Admits He's "Divorced from day-to-day challenges people have"

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