Sara Whitman

Step Right Up, Folks, and Win a Fabulous Prize

Filed By Sara Whitman | July 09, 2008 11:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: economic policy, election 2008, John McCain, scam artists, swindlers

In these economically trying times do we need a man who says- and I quote- "The issue of economics I've never understood as well as I should."

I'm sorry, he's been in the Senate for over 20 years, and gosh, never took the time to learn the issue of ECONOMICS?

Perhaps that's why he got in so much trouble with the Keating Five Savings and Loan scandal that almost brought the country to it's knees. John McCain was quick to turn his public shame into campaign finance reform.

Right?

Well, yes except for that cute blond, Viki Iseman, he went to extreme lengths for, so much so his staff was freaked out and tried to separate them.

Hopefully not at the hip because that's not an image any of us need to go to sleep with tonight.

While the mainstream news media went gaga over the idea that McCain was getting more than free peanuts on the aircraft loaned to him by Iseman's boss, they missed a more important point.

Even after all the "shame" he wrote about in his 2002 memoir, "Worth Fighting For," he was willing to go that extra mile into questionable ethics when it came to that perky blonde.

"A champion of deregulation, Mr. McCain wrote letters in 1998 and 1999 to the Federal Communications Commission urging it to uphold marketing agreements allowing a television company to control two stations in the same city, a crucial issue for Glencairn Ltd., one of Ms. Iseman's clients."

So... Johnny does what Johnny damn well wants to do? I wonder if he called her a cunt?

In the meantime, Americans are considering voting for a man who openly admits he doesn't know much about economics during a time when we are in desperate need of sound economic leadership. Not only does he not know about economics, the Keating Five Scandal drove American Savings and Loans the bring of disaster.

That's Mom and Pop in the Midwest going to save their fifty bucks they have extra from their paychecks.

Johnny? Well, he does have that wife with a few hundred million. Not only that, his district re-elected him even after the Senate Ethics criticized McCain for questionable conduct.

Now we're going to give him the responsibility of the nation? Because he said he was sorry and then, went and did it again?

Would you rehire an accountant who cheated you out of money? Would you go back to a bank that lost your money once, apologized, then lost it again?

The bottom line- and I wish Americans would really start watching the real economic line, not the bullshit Republicans pull out to promote more tax cuts for the rich- is we can't afford to have this man in charge.

Personally, this is one thing Bush is a beacon of wisdom for- "There's an old saying in Tennessee -- I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee -- that says, fool me once, shame on -- shame on you. Fool me -- you can't get fooled again.

McCain's promises are no more than a carnival barker's call. Step right up, folks, and win a fabulous prize...

And we'll all end up with empty pockets at the end of the night.


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So, wait. There's no prize? Really? Dammit.

I was ready to toss rings at bottles or something. Isn't that how we vote now?