15 July, 2008

Signs of Truth

So, you all remember Ms. Kreck, the part-time librarian who got cited for trespassing and chucked out of line at a McCain town hall meeting in Denver because she was holding a sign that said McCAIN=BUSH:

You remember the Secret Service disavowed any knowledge of her eviction:

In fact, the Secret Service heard the criticism, and its spokesperson told reporters, “Contrary to some recent reporting, the Secret Service had no involvement in Ms. Kreck being removed from the area. It was not done at our request or suggestion. Any assertion to the contrary is inaccurate and inconsistent with our established policies and procedures.”

And you didn't die of shock when you discovered that actually, it was McCain's own staff that demanded her removal:

"A representative of Senator John McCain's staff respectfully asked that the venue for its July 7 Town Hall Meeting, The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, not allow persons to display signage within the Arts Complex," DCPA officials said in a statement.

DCPA spokeswoman Suzanne Blandon said the guard who told Kreck to leave was "simply mistaken" in identifying the Secret Service as the agency that wanted her to leave. Blandon said the guard did not intend to use the Secret Service as leverage and did not mean to mislead anyone.
But you probably got a good chortle out of the fact that they're so shit-scared of Bush's anti-Midas touch fucking up the eensy little chance McCain has of lying his way into the Oval Office that they have lil ol' librarians bunged out on their ear for the mere suggestion that McCAIN = BUSH. They've been screaming "He's not Bush!" at every opportunity. This works fine as long as no one asks how, exactly, McCain isn't Bush:

You’d think, at this point in the presidential race, that McCain campaign surrogates would be prepped on how to answer some of the easy, obvious questions, such as, “Are there any differences between Bush and McCain on economic policy?”

This came up in May, when Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), the second highest-ranking Republican in the House, was asked to name a difference, and he couldn’t come up with one. It came up again in June, when Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) couldn’t think of any differences either.

And it was especially amusing to see this clip from CNN yesterday:

For those who can’t watch clips online, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked campaign surrogate and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R), a man rumored to be a VP possibility for John McCain, “Are there any significant economic differences between what the Bush administration has put forward, over these many years, as opposed to, now, what John McCain supports?”

It a painful display, Sanford hemmed and hawed for quite a while. “Yes. I mean, for instance, take, you know — take, for instance, the issue of I’m drawing a blank, and I hate it when I do that, particularly on television,” he said, before adding, “But take, for instance, the contrast on NAFTA.”

When Blitzer noted that Bush and McCain have identical policies on trade, Sanford said he was making a point about an area of disagreement between McCain and Barack Obama. (In other words, Sanford was making up a different question and then answering it.)

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The silly fucks not only can't name a single fucking difference, they have to babble about the differences between McCain and Obama and hope no one notices they've moved the goal posts into the next county.

No wonder they're terrified of Ms. Kreck and her Sign of Truth.


Unknown said...

The funniest thing about this is that not only do I not know McCain's economic policy, but I don't know Bush's either.

Basically, I expect them to say "smaller govt is better; it's your money" until their friend's business gets messed up. Then they'll take public money and give it to them in a "injection" or "bailout".

I guess I should read up more on what they have going on economy-wise.

Anonymous said...

Dana, I sent you this link for the next Carnival, but in case you want to read it, it's here.

"How To turn in your neighbors".

A 'satire' about selling items from the Department of Homeland Security on television.