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Category Archives: The Real McCain


This speaks for itself:

Apparently I was wrong

This would be embarrassing, if it was not so satisfying. Yesterday, I opined that the Sarah Palin wardrobe story would sink from sight. Apparently, I was wrong, as I am reliably informed that it dominated the morning talk shows, at least. That means, if I understand the rules of cable news at all, that it […]

Tragedy Averted

If this doesn’t play in your browser, you can view it here. John McCain Accidentally Left On Campaign Bus Overnight

Rewards for good work

This morning I told my wife I was sure that the Wall Streeters would be pulling down big bonuses this year, despite the fact that, objectively speaking, they’re performance has not been, shall we say, all that great. Via Americablog, I see that I was right, but that particular prediction was like shooting fish in […]

Palin’s real Americans speak out

Via Jesus’ General:

A truly stupid suggestion

John McCain said a lot of dumb things last night, and a lot of what he said has been scrutinized, deconstructed, debunked, and otherwise destroyed. I haven’t noticed that anyone picked up on this gem: We need to encourage programs such as Teach for America and Troops to Teachers where people, after having served in […]

Can’t help myself

I agree with Atrios that this is unfair, but it’s too funny not to pass on. Probably everyone in the world has seen these already, but like fine wine they get better with age. Click on images to make them bigger. I posted them small to avoid distortion.

McCain Guilty by Association

John McCain is so eager to latch onto each anti-Obama right wing meme that he doesn’t stop to consider possible boomerang effects. The latest non-issue working the right into the lather is Obama’s association with ACORN, a community organizing group that, among other things, tries to register low-income voters. Unfortunately, the group pays the folks […]

Permit me to disagree

I usually agree with Frank Rich, but I must humbly beg to differ with his latest column. He makes the rather obvious observation that McCain’s current campaign tactics are bottomed in racism, though the McCain campaign would never be so tacky as to be explicit about it. Code is sufficient. But this brought me up […]

McCain’s mortgage plan

Last night, John McCain pulled something that has now become a bit of a debate trademark with him: announce in vague terms a solution to a major problem. Last time it was a spending freeze, announced and forgotten until last night when he repeated it again. But he added something last night, a proposal that […]