Friday, August 22, 2008

POW: The New ‘9/11’

Sadly, the McCain camp has fallen into the undignified trap of using the candidate’s lone, undeniable accomplishment in public life—he’s a had a few others but you lose those brownie points if you later flip-flop and renounce your previous positions—and milking it for cheap political points. Is his buddy Giuliani advising the campaign?

About the 'how many houses?' gaffe:
"This is a guy who lived in one house for five and a half years -- in prison," says his campaign.

Or when Elizabeth Edwards criticized his healthcare plan:
[McCain] knew what it was like to get inadequate care "from another government," the campaign retorts.

Simply disgusting.

And the flacks are already on message:

Players, Coaches, Owners Comment on NFL Kneeling Ban During Anthem

Fuck the NFL and the team owners who voted unanimously to ban any form of protest by the players. I was a remotely casual fan but no more. A...