Pam Spaulding

The meltdown of the McCain campaign

Filed By Pam Spaulding | September 25, 2008 6:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: 2008 Election, John McCain, McCain campaign, McCain/Palin, Sarah Palin, Straight Talk Express

So did you hear the tale of McCain's $5000 makeup job and Sarah Palin's alleged boot-knocking?

The GOP slime machine comes back to haunt them; they should know, given the number of sleazebags in their party that they will end up in this place -- if John Edwards's $400 haircut was worthy of endless GOP mewling back in the day, what do they have to say about this?

John McCain, whose ads skewer Barack Obama for his "celebrity" status, has his own close ties to show business, the new issue of Us Weekly reports exclusively.

The 72-year-old was recently made TV-ready by makeup artist Tifanie White who's worked on So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol. McCain paid the 2002 beauty-school grad $5,583.43 for her services, according to the Federal Election Commission.

And if Jonah Goldberg, of all people, considers the National Enquirer's expose of John Edwards's affair great journalism, then I can't wait to see his review of the latest issue:

SARAH PALIN LOVER REVEALED!

No less than three members of the man's family including one by sworn affidavit have claimed that Sarah Palin engaged in an extramarital affair with hus­band Todd's former business partner, Brad Hanson.

These sources have named Hanson as Palin's secret love, and say their affair nearly wrecked both their marriages.

Hmmmmm. Isn't adultery one of the Big Ten? Do you smell Republican Sexual Hypocrisy in the air, or is that just the smell of a rotting campaign?

In other news, Jack Cafferty riffs on McLame's debate duck out below the fold.


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And let's go two for two:

McCain Meltdown #2: Sarah Palin's CBS interview

Well now we know why McCain wants the veep debate delayed -- Sarah Palin was an utter disaster in her interview with Katie Couric. Now remember, John McCain's reason for suspending his campaign is so he can hightail it to DC to participate in economic negotiations in Congress, ostensibly because his wisdom and experience will get the job done.

So Couric asked Palin a reasonable question about McCain's newfound identity as Mr. Reformer and Regulator. Protect your keyboards.


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Couric: You've said, quote, "John McCain will reform the way Wall Street does business." Other than supporting stricter regulations of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac two years ago, can you give us any more example of his leading the charge for more oversight?

Palin: I think that the example that you just cited, with his warnings two years ago about Fannie and Freddie - that, that's paramount. That's more than a heck of a lot of other senators and representatives did for us.

Couric: But he's been in Congress for 26 years. He's been chairman of the powerful Commerce Committee. And he has almost always sided with less regulation, not more.

Palin: He's also known as the maverick though, taking shots from his own party, and certainly taking shots from the other party. Trying to get people to understand what he's been talking about - the need to reform government.

Couric: But can you give me any other concrete examples? Because I know you've said Barack Obama is a lot of talk and no action. Can you give me any other examples in his 26 years of John McCain truly taking a stand on this?

Palin: I can give you examples of things that John McCain has done, that has shown his foresight, his pragmatism, and his leadership abilities. And that is what America needs today.

Couric: I'm just going to ask you one more time - not to belabor the point. Specific examples in his 26 years of pushing for more regulation.

Palin: I'll try to find you some and I'll bring them to you.

Oh sh*t. I cannot imagine how debate rehearsal was going; no wonder McCain had to throw a dud Hail Mary diversion.


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Couric: But can you give me any other concrete examples? Because I know you've said Barack Obama is a lot of talk and no action. Can you give me any other examples in his 26 years of John McCain truly taking a stand on this?

Palin: I can give you examples of things that John McCain has done, that has shown his foresight, his pragmatism, and his leadership abilities. And that is what America needs today.


The linked clip doesn't actually have those lines in it--were they from an interview transcript and cut so they didn't air or what? Not that they help her case any.

and what will you say when mccain wins?

when are we going to recognize the elections are rigged and nothing, I mean nothing, will stop the third term?

Even if McCain wins, he won't survive his first term. The religio-facists have manuevered one of their own into a position to take the presidency.

From there it is only a small step to the christian theocracy that they want this country to be.

Huckabee was too blatant, Palin is Huckabee in heels and sheeps clothing. Same ideology, same beliefs and goals. Why the mainstream press has not picked up on her association with that Kenyan bishop and plastered the anti constitutional diatrabes that he has been preaching all over the six oclock news is beyond me.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/max-blumenthal/the-witch-hunter-anoints_b_128805.html"

Thomas Muthee speaks to Palin's core beliefs when he preaches.

Be afraid, be very afraid.

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | September 26, 2008 4:15 AM

You can see what happens when Dick Cheney takes a bathroom break and is no longer speaking to the transmitter in her hair bun.

Any person that would allow this incompetent to be vice president deserves to be locked in a room with Dan Quale and made to listen to his repertoire of "knock knock" jokes.

McCain will not win this election. The cycle of greed and fear that exists on Wall Street exists among the electorate as well. By November they will be afraid to vote for him.

That Palin interview is so surreal. I just watch and think, "How can anyone take her seriously?"

Brynn Craffey Brynn Craffey | September 26, 2008 11:05 AM

Pam, the summary just leaves me speechless. I've followed all the stories, but just to see them compiled here...how is it that McCain/Palin have a chance to win the White House?!!!

What is the matter with the voters of this country??!!

Haha, the take-home interview.

Was Palin home-schooled? That'd explain a lot of this.