Wednesday, October 15, 2008

McCain and the other Hussein

A commenter yesterday mentioned that he'd like to see Obama go for McCain's jugular. I cautiously disagreed because the polls all seem to show that McCain is suffering a backlash for the irresponsible rabble rousing attack ads he and his "sorcerer's apprentice" are known for. "Responsible" is in fact what most voters look for in a president and particularly after 8 years of the buck stopping under the White House rug. But, perhaps I should reconsider.

Of course many voters know about McCain's associations and perhaps one affair with lobbyists; lobbyists for Wall Street entities like Freddie Mac, the Military junta in Burma and the odd African dictator. They've seen how he denies this in the face of proof. I have to confess I would like to see his makeup begin to run with sweat if Obama were to bring up William Timmons, the professional Washington lobbyist he's named to head his transition team. Timmons, says Murray Waas at the Huffington Post, lobbied on behalf of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein to ease international sanctions against his regime.

If McCain does intend, as he indicated yesterday, to bring the straw man of the aging ex war protester William Ayers to the pyre to be burned once again, he will have a hard time confining the flames. I hope I might be forgiven a gloating moment or two if he has to argue that Saddam wasn't really such a bad guy as he's been telling us, or risk being caught not only "palling around" with a paid agent for Saddam Hussein but employing him in a position of high trust.


Buffalo said...

It's almost over.

rockync said...

You know what I don't understand? Is why Bill Ayers, a private citizen, does not bring a lawsuit against the McCain campaign for libel and slander. He was never charged with any murders and he was never charged as a terrorist. If someone was invoking my name to win an election without my permission, I'd be plenty pissed!

Anonymous said...

We'll see how the debate plays out tonight. Obama has multiple was to respond to any attack McCain brings up tonight. So far, Obama has not responded to the half truths McCain has brought up, with slams of his own.

He has brought up McCains lobbyist connections though, and bringing up the Timmons connection would be a logical extension of that.

We'll see what happens. I just have to decide if I'm going to watch with Beer & Chili, or Wine, Cheese and French bread :)


Anonymous said...

Sorry for the garbled first sentence. I failed to edit out a previous thought. It sounds kind of Palinish, don't it?


Capt. Fogg said...

Palinish - Is this the birth of a new word?

Anonymous said...

Misanthrope. One who detests or distrusts humanity.

Palinthrope. One who detests or distrusts anyone who doesn't concieve their first child in the back seat of a Chevy out of wedlock.

Anonymous said...

MrSleep posted that :)

You could do an entire thread on various definitions of Palinthrope.

Probably a great Daily Show segment.

Capt. Fogg said...

I understand old Larry Flynt is releasing a Sarah Palin X rated spoof that also goes after O'Reilly and Faux News. Apparently she "does" a russian tank crew.

I don't know the title, but maybe Deep Palinthrope or Impalin' Palin or Palin does Petrograd?

I love America.