Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The Wednesday ‘BushWhack’ing

TBWA just don’t trust “that one.” And by that we mean McCain…

  • There was a debate last night… while Sen. Obama seemingly won easily; it was still a dull-as-all-get-out spectacle. McCain needed a game-changing performance, and he did NOT deliver… in fact neither candidate delivered a particularly strong performance.
  • The DOW sank 200 points this morning as stocks took a tumble… whoo-ee, that bailout is working wonders isn’t it?
  • Cindy McCain slammed the Obama campaign as the “dirtiest campaign in American history”… (Besides the question of; why should we care what SHE says… how could she possibly have the audacity to claim that when her husband’s campaign has started the mud-slinging and mob-inciting this past weekend? I am sure Ms. McCain’s view of the world is starkly different than mine, but anyone with a brain should be able to see whose campaign is playing dirty…
  • Have we mentioned that McCain is old? Apparently some people are just now learning this
  • Columnist Tom Friedman has delivered a sharp critique of Gov. Palin by comparing her so-called energy “expertise” to that of the king of Saudia Arabia, writing; “At least the king of Saudi Arabia, in advocating ‘drill baby drill,’ is serving his country’s interests — by prolonging America’s dependence on oil. […] My problem with Palin is that she is also serving his country’s interests — by prolonging America’s dependence on oil. That’s not patriotic.” (PWNED! Keep it up Mr. Friedman… keep it up)
  • Despite the insistence of the McPalin campaign, the success of the “surge” is neither definite nor clear, and just because it’s working (tepidly) in Iraq does NOT mean it would work in Afghanistan. (Hell, even Gen. Petraeus says calling the “surge” an out-right success is not true, and yet here we have McCain and MANY McCain backers – some of which have left rambling comments on this blog – insist it’s working and we should all be kissing the general’s ass… but if you look at it clearly, meaning without partisan eyes, you can see that the success we’re currently experiencing is, as the general says, “fragile” and could fall apart at any moment)
  • And have we mentioned? That lawmakers (and us) are pissed as hell at AIG? Days after receiving millions of US dollars in Bailout2008, the insurance giant spent $440,000 on a lush spa getaway for its executives. Sen. Henry Waxman (D-CA), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee showed his anger at the company when he rebuked them yesterday, saying; “Average Americans are suffering economically. They're losing their jobs, their homes and their health insurance. […] Yet less than one week after the taxpayers rescued AIG, company executives could be found wining and dining at one of the most exclusive resorts in the nation.” (Angry? Yes. Surprised? Not hardly…)

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