Monday, June 30, 2008

The Monday ‘BushWhack’ing

Monday already? Damn, where did the weekend go?

  • Former presidential candidate and NATO commander General Wesley Clark is questioning Sen. McCain’s executive experience saying; “I don't think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be president.” (brilliant idea from the Obama camp in having a former general questioning McCain’s military experience rather than the candidate himself. Just be sure to not go too far or it could easily backfire…)
  • McCain’s camp shot back with retired Admiral Leighton Smith, a campaign surrogate, who criticized Clark's comment and said; “If Barack Obama wants to question John McCain's service to his country, he should have the guts to do it himself and not hide behind his campaign surrogates […] If he expects the American people to believe his pledges about a new kind of politics, Barack Obama has a responsibility to condemn these attacks.” (Hmmm, what should I criticize first? A campaign surrogate condemning the words and tactic of using a campaign surrogate – IRONY! – or the fact that they want Obama to condemn these types of attacks on the day that McCain said Obama’s words “cannot be trusted”… are they really that stupid??)
  • President Clinton will meet with Sen. Obama… why this is news is anyone’s guess.
  • Libertarian candidate Bob Barr, a former republican Representative, says he’s no Nader… um, Bob, I don’t know how to tell you this, but you are…
  • McCain and Obama need women Latinos
  • The New Yorker’s Seymour Hersh reported over the weekend that “Congress agreed to a request from President Bush to fund a major escalation of covert operations against Iran” last year aimed at intelligence gathering for “Iran’s suspected nuclear-weapons program.” Naturally U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker said in response to Hersh's story; “I can tell you flatly that U.S. forces are not operating across the Iraqi border into Iran.” (Oh well, if someone in the Bush(whacked) Administration says they’re not doing something, it must be true…)
  • Sen. McCain gave a phone interview to the Orange County Register last week and acknowledged that he was unaware of the price of gas… about not knowing the price of gas he said; “I don’t see how it matters.” (Yeah, why should one of the two people running for PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES know the price of gas… it’s not like it driving down the economy and forcing some people to make decisions about gas or food… oh, wait; IT IS! Anyone else want to explain to me how McCain isn’t out of touch?)
  • And have we mentioned? That Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (r-KY) has a tremendous grasp of the obvious? During an interview on CNN, McConnell said that the republicans are “not going to be back in the majority in the Senate next year.” He then followed that up by showing his naiveté when he predicted that the gop will hold most, if not all, of their seats… (Um, yeah… tell me in November how that worked out for you Mr. McConnel…)

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