Right now, we’re all looking for solutions. I, personally, would like to see a being in a red cape fly in, calm all of our fears and fix all of our problems. He, of course, would have bulging pectorals, a square, masculine jawline, a deeply soothing voice, and the tightest ass you’ve ever seen. Instead, we’re looking at not-so-super-heroes. Hell, we’ve got a guy who sucks at bowling and a guy who sucks at telling the truth. So, they’re not perfect…I guess we’ll deal.
Sarah Palin had a fantastic idea (seriously). She made Alaska’s checkbook transparent so residents of the state could see where their money was going. She said she would do the same thing in Washington.
Except…it was passed and implemented about two years ago…by Barack Obama. Sometimes, I wonder if the McCain campaign is working for the Obama campaign. They just make it too easy! In McCain’s speech this morning, he scoffed at Nancy Pelosi saying “people don’t know what to do” about the economic status of this country. Well, Mr. McCain may know what to do for himself because his 8 houses aren’t in danger, but Nancy was right about me and the other “little people” around me. What are we supposed to do? We have no idea! Not something I’d expect anyone to scoff at…unless they had tons of money and married a beer heiress or something….oh, oops!
McCain becomes a hero to us for pointing out that Obama profited from Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac’s abuse and scandal. He received the second greatest amount from them of anyone in Congress, right?
Well, not entirely. Employees of Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac contributed $126,349 to his campaign.
That is .0324% of what his entire campaign has raised. John McCain received $169,000 from directors, lobbyist, and other top echelon executives for the companies to Obama’s $16,000 from these same people.
Wait, wait, wait? Is this a repeat of the Exxon claim? Where McCain’s contributors were Exxon executives and Obama’s were the employees?
Crap, I thought I’d actually found a guy telling me the truth…again, I’ve been dooped.
Then, of course, we all heard that McCain invented the blackberry.
You’d think that if he invented it, he’d at least be able to answer it. Just one of those things you forget when you pass a certain age, I suppose. Like what “straight talk” actually means.
And some more magic – McCain would fire the SEC chairman, Christopher Cox, if he became President.
Besides the fact that the President cannot simply fire him, Mr. Cox has already said he plans to step down when the Bush administration leaves office. Someone should buy Johnny a newspaper. Am I the only one who notices that positions that aren’t stolen from the Obama camp (change or “reform”, Iraq and Afghanistan, even the logo) seem to be those that McCain wouldn’t actually have to follow through on if we were stupid enough to elect him in November? You can promise to fire someone and, Lucky You! They’ve already decided that they were going to quit before you even said that.
And then, of course, there are those who just won’t answer a yes or no question with a “yes” or “no”, no matter how many times they’re pushed. We still don’t have a specific answer of why Sarah Palin is qualified in the foreign policy area. This nice lady gave her the opportunity to give specifics and explain away the critics:
Huh…maybe a simpler question is better. Let’s go to a McCain surrogate, Eric Cantor, in a non-related question of whether he and his party still support President Bush. Simple yes or no, right?
So, we’ve got no economy, no answers, no dignity, no expectation of intelligence in the American people, no houses…and it seems, no flying cape.
Man, we’re screwed.