Monday, June 30, 2008

McCain: Fabulously Wealthy

Filthy Rich

Not that anyone should really care, although it is quite amusing to note how wealth only seems to become an “issue” whenever the candidate is a liberal. For some curious reason it’s assumed, at least by political pundits, that being wealthy (e.g., living in a big house, getting expensive haircuts, looking “French” and so on) renders liberals unable to “speak credibly” to blue-collar workers or other such “average” citizens. Just ask Maureen Dowd! The same however almost never seems to be the case when it’s a fabulously wealthy right-wing “conservative” persuading the very same “ordinary” rubes to vote against their own economic self-interest. Funny that.

Update: Thanks for Joseph for the link to this article by Joe Conason that describes the double-standard being employed by “right-wing media organizations and commentators” that have given the McCains “a free pass” concerning their finances, in contrast to their “unrelenting demands for absolutely complete disclosure” both in the case of the Clintons and the Kerrys.