McCain Campaign now rekindling long-dormant sympathy pangs in indie kids

I have no qualms with John McCain as a human being.  Either he hasn’t stabbed any toddlers in a very long time, or he has an extremely good coverup team (well, he IS with the GOP…)  So I don’t think he’s a bad guy, I just disagree almost across the board with his policies.  That’s why I can’t help but feel bad for him when he throws out an interview like the one he did with Meet The Press’ Tom Brokaw.  If you didn’t see it, I would recommend against it.  I honestly feel bad for the guy, no irony or snarkiness intended.  Despite what the rest of this post might lead you to believe.

She has more executive experience than Sen. Biden and Sen. Obama, together. She took on the governor of her own party because she had seen what she’s thought was corruption. She’s been a mayor. She has 24,000 people underneath her. Her husband is a, uh, works the third shift on the oil who…in…facilities in the North Slope. He’s a, ah… the-they have a won…she has executive experience…

When you see verbal gaffes dictated like that, you think you get the full effect by just imagining yourself saying them verbatim.  However, in this case, it doesn’t really achieve the full effect, unless you can also imagine yourself dangling from a dark precipice in despair, straining to maintain an increasingly more tenuous grip on what you know, deep down inside your soul, to be your last chance at attaining the Presidency of the United States.  The transcript writers just jotted down “uh” because they’re not allowed to get all interpretive, otherwise it would have read like this:

She has more executive experience than Sen. Biden and Sen. Obama, together. She took on the governor of her own party because she had seen what she’s thought was corruption. She’s been a mayor. She has 24,000 people underneath her. Her husband is a, uh, works the third shift on the oil who…in…

[McCain pauses to emanate a series of giggles and nervous twitters that sound as though an autistic squirrel is trapped inside his larynx, and in its wild escape attempts manages to tickle McCain in all the wrong (or right?) places]

…facilities in the North Slope. He’s a, ah…

[McCain pauses, turns to stare at the camera, and allows a solitary tear to stream down his left cheek.]

the-they have a won…she has executive experience…

[McCain reaches into his trouser pockets to produce a six-shot revolver, a flask, and a single bullet.  He drinks deeply from the flask for several moments, then throws it over his shoulder, and loads the bullet into the gun and deliberately chambers the round.  He hefts the gun lightly between his finger tips, then places it gently on the table and slides it towards Brokaw, his eyes pleading.]

MSNBC’s Meet The Press, which is wonky and really hard to link directly to a single video (sorry)

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