Saturday, October 11, 2008
Chickens come home to roost
Surprise, surprise! Caught this last night on Keith Olberman. (Yeah, I spend my Friday nights watching cable news.) After realizing that he had no message, John McCain's smear campaign against Obama has come back to bite him. Twice in the same town hall, he was forced to play the role of gentleman and personally put the lid on the bigoted rhetoric his campaign has been dishing out. Obama's an arab and white people should be scared of a President Obama? Nigga please.
Despite what the talking heads on TV are saying, I think McCain's public disavowal here of what his wife and Sarah Palin have been propagating is genuine. I'm not so cynical as to think McCain only did that to look like a gentleman-politician. At the end of the day, McCain is a decent white guy and I'm sure he probably didn't like the idea of running such a dirty campaign through the next month. Nonetheless, the fact that this happened in front of TV cameras (twice) during his supposed preferred format, a town hall, is the sweetest of ironies. You reap what you sow.
NBC interviewed the senile "Obama is an arab" woman here:
And oh, I almost forgot about the Palin Troopergate Report that came out yesterday too: