Picking the scab: Looking at the ugly truth.

December 2, 2008 at 12:48 pm | Posted in politics straight up, Reality Bites | Leave a comment


It’s pretty
ironic that
the best coverage
the McCain-
Palin train-
wreck got was in Us magazine.

Now Rolling Stone picks the scab:

I witness the whole pathetic mess summed up a week before the election, on a baseball field in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. The campaign has scheduled an outdoor rally, with a joint appearance by McCain and Palin, at this crucial moment in the race. But now there is driving snow and sleet, trees downed on roads all around, and the campaign — with no alternate indoor plan — is forced to cancel the event at the last minute. I watch as locals keep pulling up to the field, looking for the candidate, a lonely, rain-soaked “Country First” banner whipping back and forth above the stage. The whole scene captures the essence of the McCain run perfectly: Instead of a plan, they had an endless succession of dumb ideas scrapped at the 11th hour in favor of even dumber ones.

I don’t think there’s anything I need add, except to say that I agree (mostly) with Matt Taibbi’s conclusion:

… we will someday owe sincere thanks to John McCain, and Sarah Palin, and George W. Bush. They not only screwed it up, they screwed it up just right.

If thanks are to be given Senator POW and “Pinochet in heels,” today is as good a day as any. As far as the president formerly known as “the Shrub,” he (and his Cabinet) belongs in a criminal dock.

(Photo credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images; courtesy of Us magazine)


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