From Rachel Maddow (my new favorite MSNBC political show) comes this great summary of the McCain campaign.
When Russia was invading Georgia, McCain rushed in, we’re all Georgians, let’s rumble with Russia! As Hurricane Gustav bore down on New Orleans, he partially cancelled the Republican convention. When Obama fared well at his convention, McCain’s response was to throw the ultimate hail Mary pass and choose Sarah Palin, an inexperienced governor, even though his entire campaign was built around criticizing his opponent’s inexperience. Economy in chaos? Wall St. in turmoil? McCain now says let’s fire the chairman of the SEC in the middle of the crisis. And now that there’s a big proposed Wall St. bailout plan, McCain has out hail-Mary’d himself. Suspend the campaigns! post-pone the debate!
If you haven’t watched Rachel, or even if you have, read this profile in today’s NY Times. She is a breath of fresh air for progressives.
This could be The Onion news story tomorrow.
Saying the issues confronting America “are too important for partisan politics,” Senator John McCain today suspended the 2008 presidential election and said he would assume the presidency on Monday to begin the hard work of governing.
“At this time of domestic and foreign peril, the American people deserve better than a nasty partisan campaign,” McCain said in a statement today. “That is why I am suspending this race with Senator Obama and moving into the White House this weekend. My friends, it is time to put governing ahead of petty politics once and for all.”
Is McCain’s candidacy about anything more than a quest for power? Power at any cost.
Talk about sexism in politics, here are three examples.
John McCain, to crowd: “Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly?
Because her father is Janet Reno.”
John McCain, to wife: “At least I don’t plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you cunt.”
Female questioner at a McCain rally (re: Hillary Clinton): How do we beat the bitch?John McCain: Uproarious laughter.
Much has been written about Sarah Palin’s refusal to answer questions from the press but now they are avoiding questions from citizens too. Read about one AmericaBlog reader’s encounter with John and Sarah.
Oscar de la Renta dress: $3,000
Chanel J12 White Ceramic Watch: $4,500
Three-carat diamond earrings: $280,000
Four-strand pearl necklace: $11,000–$25,000
Shoes, designer unknown: $600
Total: Between $299,100 and $313,100
, if you believe one is middle class if you earn less than $5,000,000.
All the GOP B.S. about the mile high stadium event tonight is just confirmation of the lack of enthusiasm for their candidate. Don’t discount this in the way this election will go. They are having trouble filling 10,000 seats for the McCain/VP rally on Saturday that is designed to steal Obama’s thunder.