Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Campaign Droppings -- XIII

Midnight Train to Georgia

News reports say President Bush has sent Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to Georgia. Given the administration's Katrina-like response to what may be re-ignition of the Cold War, he must have put her on the midnight train.

The wicked Russian invasion of Georgia was allowed to happen because the United States under George Bush has squandered every bit of influence this once-powerful nation had by invading Iraq because it has oil while ignore ignoring true repression in Sudan and making a mockery at home of the democracy he wishes the rest of the world had.

No thanks, George.

Single-handedly you have diminished the security of this country and made U.S. rhetoric about freedom a joke. Just add Georgia to the list of "allies" the United States has encouraged to take up arms against a communist enemy and then let them be killed.

Cuban exile Brigade 2506
South Vietnam

Then add up:

McCain is a warrior +
McCain's Georgia policy was influenced by a campaign adviser who was on Georgia's payroll at the time +
McCain hates the Russians +
McCain is well known for his temper
and you have the makings not of a Cold War but a very warm one, perhaps as warm as
a thousand suns.

McCain said he has looked into Putin's eyes and saw the letters K-G-B. A very astute metaphor. But I have one for you, STFU.

Sucking with the stars

We all had a good laugh last week about Paris Hilton’s response to John McCain’s ads finding it un-American of Barack Obama to be better liked and more famous than he is.

The issue is “celebrity,” the definition of which was engraved in history by social historian historian Daniel Boorstin in the 1960s, to wit: a celebrity is someone who is famous for being famous.

Thanks to one of my favorite Web sites, Internet Movie Database we can now determine for ourselves who sucks the glitz most. Excluding news and public affairs, here are some of John McCain’s brushes with fame:

"24" .... Office Staffer (1 episode, 2006)
"Late Night with Conan O'Brien" .... Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2004-2008)
"Entertainment Tonight" .... Himself (2 episodes, 2008)
"Saturday Night Live" .... Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2002-2008)
"Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" .... Himself (1 episode, 2008)
"The Daily Show" .... Himself (12 episodes, 2001-2008)
"WWF Raw Is War" .... Himself (1 episode, 2008)
"The View" .... Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2008)

"Late Show with David Letterman" .... Himself / ... (8 episodes, 2001-2008)
"Larry King Live" .... Himself (9 episodes, 2004-2008)
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" .... Himself / ... (10 episodes, 2001-2008)
"The Tony Danza Show" .... Himself (1 episode, 2005)
"ESPN 25: Who's #1?" .... Himself (1 episode, 2005)
"Beyond the Glory" .... Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Ultimate Fighting Championship (2005) TV episode .... Himself
Wedding Crashers (2005) (uncredited) .... Himself
Lewis Black: Taxed Beyond Belief (2002) (TV) .... Himself

Cindy, Oh Cindy

And on the subject of Mrs. McCain, who went to the hospital today with a sprained wrist, one observer noted that it was not serious because Mattel makes replacement parts.

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