The 2000 Democratic nominee for Vice President turns on the class (highlights are mine):
“In my opinion, the choice could not be more clear: between one candidate, John McCain, who’s had experience, been tested in war and tried in peace, another candidate who has not,’’ Mr. Lieberman said. “Between one candidate, John McCain, who has always put the country first, worked across party lines to get things done, and one candidate who has not. Between one candidate who’s a talker, and the other candidate who’s the leader America needs as our next president.”The McCain camp has since endorsed Holy Joe's comments.
A couple of things:
- What kind of douche does it take to accuse a man running for the highest office in the land that he has not always "put his country first" (which, BTW, just happens to be McCain's latest campaign slogan)?
- All the Barry "Hussein" Obama crap has never been about getting people to associate the man with Islamic terrorism. It's always been about invoking the ultimate angry black image: the Nation of Islam. Holy Joe is fishing for an explicit response.
- How crappy is our national press? The 2000 Democratic nominee for VP just said that the 2008 Democratic nominee for president has not always put his country first. One would think that this sort of statement would result in the following question: "Gee Joe, that's a pretty inflammatory statement, what is it based on?"
- The underlying subtext of this entire escapade is Georgia (apart from the underlying subtext of race). Not the state, but the South Carolina sized nation that is locked up with Russia right now. In both the initial article and the campaign's response, McCain's response to the current crisis is noted in spades. I'm sure the same media that will ask Holy Joe about the reasoning for his troubling statements will ask Mr. McCain about Georgian President Saakashivili quoting the candidate in a recent speech. Ahhhh...product synergy.