Bil Browning

McCain done in by "gay sweaters?"

Filed By Bil Browning | July 12, 2007 11:02 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: election 2008, John McCain, Republicans

This has to be one of the funniest stories I've come across lately. After John McCain's presidential campaign has taken the "Straight to the Bottom Express," news surfaces that he already has a scapegoat for his floundering. Gee - what could it be?

Could it be his staunch support of a war the majority of Americans don't support? Maybe his blind loyalty to a President that used every dirty trick possible to defeat him in the primaries a few years ago? His sudden suck up to the religious right? How about considering that he's sounded like a pompous ass the past few times he's opened his mouth? Could it be that the "Straight Talk Express" guy has done anything but speak forthrightly? Nah. Let's blame it on the sweaters. After all, they're so gay...

In the final days of his imploding candidacy, John McCain has taken a page out of Richard Nixon's play book, finding increasingly bizarre explanations for his political failures. Strangest of all: He reportedly feels his handlers forced him to wear "gay sweaters."

According to one insider, the knit-picking was the crescendo of a tirade by the Arizona senator, in which he blistered aides about the minutiae of the campaign. While many septuagenarians live in a perpetual state of sweater weather, McCain reportedly declared his frustration with being told to don the perceived homosexual outerwear in order to look younger and more approachable.

Let's review: McCain's campaign manager and chief strategist have both resigned this week or been forced out - depending on who you ask. He's behind the big boys in fundraising. Most Americans consider him a silly joke now instead of a major player.

With all of his anger issues, maybe it's time McCain realized that the sweaters made him look like Mr. Rogers in a steroid rage. And that's just not gay at all.

(Hat tip to Queerty)

[UPDATE:] This is what I get for being gone most of the day yesterday and just jumping in with both guns blazing! D'oh! Alex posted on this story yesterday. What can I say? Maybe I just want to be like Alex... *grins*


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OMG, this story is true? When I heard it on the radio, I thought the DJs were just joking.

Thanks for the link love, Bil, on your own site. I felt like Jan Brady: "Does anyone know I exist? Can they simply not hear me?"

Man, Alex. I saw that story this morning with my coffee and busted out laughing. I just knew I had to post on it. I flipped over to the site and put it up without bothering to read most of yesterday's posts from when I was gone. Mea Culpa!

But can I get a "Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!"?

Hey Storm, do I smell a toon coming on?! *grins*

I don't know Bil, how in the WORLD to you parody that? Really?

As they say, you just can't make this stuff up.

Kevin Lahti | July 12, 2007 7:06 PM

He was "forced" to wear gay sweaters... question 1... where do I get a gay sweater.. I think it would lead to less confusion when approaching guys to ask em out.. question 2... "forced" how were you forced, look if your not gonna learn to dress yourself you really cant be mad when you dont like what your wear.. and secondly if you think the sweaters you were forced to wear were gay.. isnt that just abit of a hint about why maybe your not very popular... I mean really... could we at least try for a better excuse..I know its 70% how you sound when you speak 20% how you look and 10% what you say.. but still.. that 10% some of us are listening..