Winkin', Blinkin' and Nodd-in' Out

September 26, 2008 by susan
McCain blinking

Well, tally ho, booyah and onward. John McCain has suspended his non-suspension of his campaign, having added his spit to the potion being concocted in DC -- and being asked to go away. (What sort of potion we're gonna get remains to be seen -- palliative, curative or just a placebo. In any case, it's going to pricey and taste nasty.)
He is now winging his way to Mississippi, presumably with foreign affairs coach Joe Leiberman -"that's Sunni, S-U-N-N-I", and financial affairs coach Phil Graham --"Say winners, not whiners", and maybe fanny-kissing Bill Clinton is along for the ride, coaching him on domestic affairs. "I did not have sex with that pit bull." More --and a blinkin' John McCain to boot.

My big fear about the showdown is that the erudite and articulate Barack Obama is going to come off off a little too -- well, you know, erudite and articulate and all the other things they're saying, like uppity and disrespectful. Wink-wink, nudge.

From the Stunt Man's side we're going to hear a lot about putting country over campaign, the time spent in the Hanoi Hilton, the selflessness of every decision he's ever made, the time spent in the Hanoi Hilton, reaching across the aisle to get it done, the time spent in the Hanoi Hilton, and American workers being the best in the world. Righto. So, how about keeping their jobs here in America and paying them a living wage?

And btw, John, when we question the bungled invasion of Iraq -- we're not attacking the troops. And when we question the bungled handling of the economy -- we're not attacking the workers. No you dunderhead -- or to put it more clearly, you lying sack of shit -- we are attacking those who did the bungling, those who cost our soldiers their lives, those who cost our workers their jobs, homes, and pensions.

But for the record, when John McCain saw the debate at the end of his declining polls, he blinked -- something his winking brown mav'rick says you can't do:

"I have the confidence in that readiness and knowing that you can't blink, you have to be wired in a way of being so committed to the mission, the mission that we're on, reform of this country and victory in the war, you can't blink."

Later she told Sean Hannity that she had her girls vote on it and "they're like, absolutely. Let's do this, mom." Coming from Bristol, she might have wanted to -- blink.

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barbara says (not verified) | September 26, 2008 - 6:19pm

Crikey! You're starting to sound like barbara -- all kinda profane and pissed, ya know?! I think my favorite McBooboo of the day is release of the ad speaking about how he won the debate -- this not only before the debate, but before his people announced that his lowness had decided to grace the Ole Miss stage with his presence. Enough about his stays at the fabulous Hanoi Hilton . . . did you know that McHero was a POW? What's that you say? Oh, well then, never mind.

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barbara says (not verified) | September 26, 2008 - 9:18pm

Couldn't watch any more. Retreated to my cave. Looking for my binky and my blankie and some booze.

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susan | September 27, 2008 - 12:07am

What?? Why? Am I out of my head or was not Barack superior to McCain in every way? The unsettling part is when the pundits come on to tell us who did better on which question. The come out and say -- well, it was a draw. Can't people make up their own minds?

What sent you to the cave? Obama did all that he had to do and more. He didn't ponder or pause, he was assured and assertive and incredibly smart without appearing wonky or smug. I watched it with 9 other people and all but one gave him an A+. The other one gave him a B+. Okay, we're all Dems, but we're not --

Right now I'm watching CNN's rebroadcast of the debate, with a graph tracking Dems, Repubs, and Independents running underneath as each speaks. Okay, it's a tiny group, but seems to me that even an objective person -- which I'm not if you didn't know already --would look at this graph and see that it stays even or goes up when Barack speaks. It stays even or takes a dive when McCain speaks. Okay, sometimes it goes up too. Crikey, McCain just said the words "Ronald Reagan", and the independent line took a big uptick. Okay, he just said "Israel" and the line leapt up too. But if this is a cardiogram of the debate, my guy is showing a very healthy heart -- and no one is dead yet.

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barbara says (not verified) | September 27, 2008 - 7:56am

You're jumping to conclusions about what sent me to my cave. It was McSmug. Ease up.

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susan | September 27, 2008 - 2:08pm

Consider me eased, sorry. It wasn't clear though. And other folks told me that Barack said "I agree with John" too often, so I thought maybe it was that. And the Repub pundits, in that down-the-rabbit hole world view way of theirs, said that Obama came across as smug. That has the desired effect of making me wonder if I am so deeply partisan that I am not seeing things the way they are. So I thought maybe our guy was off his game and you couldn't watch him. Ergo, went to your cave. Sorry.

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barbara says (not verified) | September 27, 2008 - 10:05pm

S'all right. We're on the same team! And you're right--I wasn't clear. Sooner or later, I'll be back.

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