Mud Pies for ‘That One’

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    Some of John McCain’s friends, from the good old days when he talked straight, feared that his Greek tragedy would be that he would be defeated by George Bush twice: once in 2000, because of W.’s no-conscience campaigning, and again in 2008, because of W.’s no-brains governing.

    But if McCain loses, he will have contributed to his own downfall by failing to live up to his personal standard of honor.

    John McCain has long been torn between wanting to succeed and serving a higher cause. Right now, the drive to succeed is trumping any loftier aspirations. He cynically picked a running mate with less care than theater directors give to picking a leading actor’s understudy. And he has been running a seamy campaign originally designed by the bad seed of conservative politics, Lee Atwater.

    It was adapted in 2000 in Atwater’s home state of South Carolina by Atwater acolytes in W.’s camp to harpoon McCain with rumors that he had fathered out of wedlock a black baby (as opposed to adopting a Bangladeshi infant girl in wedlock). Sulfurous Atwater-style rumor-mongering by Bush supporters — that McCain had come home from a Hanoi tiger cage with snakes in his head — aimed to stop him during that primary after he had zoomed in New Hampshire.

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    I think McCain's handlers have told him that this ridiculous way of compaigning is his only chance to win.

    If you have the law on your side, argue the law.

    If you have the facts on your side, argue the facts.

    If you have neither, bang on the table.
     
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    Don't be too hard on him, bro'... He is being handled by the party. So is Obama. I liked them both better before they were the official nominees.

    -Joe
     

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