Friday, August 01, 2008

Four More Bad Years

McCain = an older G.W. Bush with a few more brains. But still a reckless, wagering fratboy. Still a dangerous poser.

The #1 anthrax suspect, a scientist about to be arrested and charged with the 2001 anthrax deaths, just took his own life. A government scientist, he had access, and although he was well-regarded by some co-workers, by his neighbors, he had a side history of violent retributive threats.

How does this relate to John McCain?

Judgment and honor.

Just like Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Rice, he deliberately used this non-evidence to gin up suspicion against Iraq -- October 18, 2001:

LETTERMAN: How are things going in Afghanistan now?

MCCAIN: I think we’re doing fine …. I think we’ll do fine. The second phase — if I could just make one, very quickly — the second phase is Iraq. There is some indication, and I don’t have the conclusions, but some of this anthrax may — and I emphasize may — have come from Iraq.

LETTERMAN: Oh is that right?

MCCAIN: If that should be the case, that’s when some tough decisions are gonna have to be made.

No judgment if he believed what he was laying out there. No honor if he was deliberately making false inference.

It's time to turn the narrative of this campaign upside down. Obama's been vetted -- he triumphed in the Primary through massive electorate scrutiny, the kind McCain didn't face, has never faced. We know he's brilliant, energetic, hard-working, and the fastest way for the U.S. to regain our credibility in the world.

To the world, John McCain is simply not credible. It should be for Americans as well.

Let's see if the media asks the big questions about John McCain. Let's see if they vet him, reveal to us how he might actually lead, if he really has the level of intelligence, stamina, elbow grease and global stature to beat Obama.

Let's see if we really want another President who thinks its okay to gin up unprovoked, disastrous wars.

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