Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Timing is Everything (Updated)

A speech John McCain delivered Monday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars at the National World War I Museum, highlighting a sharp drop in violence in recent months was suddenly interrupted by “breaking news” coverage of the latest round of bomb blasts inside Baghdad’s “Green Zone”… D’oh!

“Potty-Mouth” Update: It’s well known that McCain has called his opponents and colleagues “shitheads,” “assholes” and in at least one case “a fucking jerk,” but whatever will the pearl-clutching ninnies of the “family friendly” Right have to say when they find out that he called his wife a “cunt” in front of reporters and aides? Mind you, that was 16 years ago and he was only 55 at the time…

“Smear Update” — Funny thing… I took issue with ATY over the trope that McCain has actually seen/experienced war because he was a bomber pilot and look what’s just come over the transom… It seems that Sen. Jay Rockefeller has gotten into hot water for stating the fact of the matter that McCain “was a fighter pilot who dropped laser-guided missiles from 35,000 feet. He was long gone when they hit.” Well, quite so.

“Dumb As a Rock” Update: He just can’t seem to get the whole sectarian thing right.