Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Too Much

There's been a landslide of Sarah Palin. I can't be the only person wanting her off the ticket so she and her whole family and checkered history get out of my head. McCain I can handle, but not with Palin by his side. The two of them together, it's too McCreepy.

I'd like to have something original to say about the whole thing, and there's a lot of whole thing there. The lie about her being anti-earmark -- she loves earmarks when they're for her dominion. Her ironic, and tragic, slashing of funds for homeless teenage mothers. The affiliation with the anti-U.S.A. fringe Alaska Independence Party who's founder curses the American government and our flag. Her being in church a few weeks ago when the founder of Jews for Jesus spoke (easy way to lose Florida for McCain) and
described terrorist attacks on Israelis as God's "judgment of unbelief" of Jews who haven't embraced Christianity.
Now the National Enquirer is on the case and if what they did for John Edwards' career is any indication, the mudslide will continue, along with other mainstream publications with lurid headlines.

Heck, McCain's "maverick" choice even has mainstream media doing its job:

A shock, I know. But the material keeps on coming -- who knew that the Palins had a car wash that fell in to non-compliance by not filing or paying fees. Or that her spokesperson lied about her having visited Ireland. (This with the Wikipedia that had to be scrubbed, including her phantom Miss Congeniality award, all reinforce Palin as a resume padder.) And the McCain people getting handily scooped again today, on her Mayorial papers at the Wasilla town hall.

At dis-juncture like these, the beast is more apt to be laid bare. Witness McCain Campaign Manager, Rick Davis, giving the game away:

Rick Davis, campaign manager for John McCain's presidential bid, insisted that the presidential race will be decided more over personalities than issues during an interview with Post editors this morning.

"This election is not about issues," said Davis. "This election is about a composite view of what people take away from these candidates."

In other words, they can only run on image, not issues. It's McCain, not Obama, who's the supplicant at the alter of celebrity culture. And there's Phil Gramm today, reiterating that those criticizing the current oligarchical economy are "whiners". Seriously. He's proud of that shit.

Sully has the killer quote from all of tonight's RNC speeches:
"What you can expect from John McCain as President is precisely what he has done this week," - Joe Lieberman.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good Lord!!!! CBS must be trying to get people to watch network news again!