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Sep 25 2008

But can he walk and chew gum at the same time?

Ok, I’ve tried so hard to not rant political here. That’s a huge reason why I’ve been so silent lately. If you can’t say something nice…sigh…

Can Senator McCain walk and chew gum? Think and talk? Pat his head and rub his tummy? I mean, I know men have a much harder time multi-tasking than women (example one: my husband), but surely a man who is a candidate for the highest office in the land could manage a few things at once! Suspending his campaign and avoiding the debate? Are you kidding me???? Yes, running for President takes an enormous amount of time. And, yes, the economy is tanking badly (I won’t look at my retirement account right now; I’m afraid I’d hurl on my laptop and frankly, it has enough problems). But this is someone who is interviewing for the most important job in the country, and he’s yelling “Time Out!!! I can’t do both right now!!!!”  That does not inspire a whole lot of confidence. I want someone as President who can handle multiple crises at the same time and not lost his/her cool. To keep his/her head when everyone around is losing theirs. By suspending his campaign (and calling for his opponent to suspend his), Senator McCain lost his head. Not.Cool. Calling for the debate to be postponed (which is campaign-speak for cancel…or cancel the VP debate next week so there can still be three Presidential debates), is Not.Cool.

Finally, my largest amount of anger has to do with lying. I was a fervent supporter of Bill Clinton until the idiot lied. I thought John Edwards would make a fanfreakingtastic Attorney General until the idiot lied. Tell me the truth, I can handle it. But lie to me, and you’ve lost me and my respect. It’s a small thing, but last night McCain was supposed to be on David Letterman. He called before the show taped and bailed, claiming he was rushing back to DC because of the economic crisis. He lied. He went on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric instead. As of this morning he was still in New York. Did he really think he wouldn’t get caught lying? Really? Yes, it’s a small thing, getting out of a late night talk show, but he lied. Is that really someone we should have in the Oval Office? A liar? Who would lie about something so small and assume he wouldn’t get caught, when it was inevitable that he would? Are you kidding me?

So any respect I ever had for McCain (which, several years ago, was not unsubtantial) is gone. He is not trustworthy, I think his judgment is less than stellar, and…sigh…he is not appropriate for the highest office in the land. For if we truly believe that leadership comes from above, do we really want to follow his lead?

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  1. Me

    You put it so eloquently, my dear! Is there a way to publish this blog somewhere where many, many people could see it? I have such trouble believing that other people can’t see through this poor excuse for a candidate, and I admit I’m really nervous about this election.

  2. cursingmama

    Ditto!
    Ditto!
    Ditto!

    I’m totally opposed to liars running the country.

  3. Christina Shaver

    I agree.

  4. Christina Shaver

    I thought I could just leave it at that, but obviously I can’t.

    My other issue with the guy is if something utterly spectacular is going to happen with the bail out on Friday evening? My guess is between the hours of 7 and 9 (or whenever the debates were to take place), the whole economic landscape will look much the same immediately following. Unless he’s going to change our economy single-handedly in that short amount of time, for me, his excuse sucks.

  5. Christina Shaver

    Oh! And one more since I can’t keep my trap shut! Don’t you think it convenient how the Republican party uses things like hurricanes and economic crisis to escape the expectations of public appearances. I’m sorry, but has any sitting president ever NOT gone to their convention to speak? I’m not a Republican, but I’m not a Democrat either. My “undecided” vote is beginning to sway away from the Republicans.

  6. Dawn on MDI

    Coupla dumb things here.

    First, if you’re going to lie in a way that you will be caught, do NOT offend a guy who has an hour of the nation’s time LIVE each night during which to vent his spleen in your general direction.

    Second, Senator McCain has not been in the US Senate building since APRIL of this year. He has missed over 400 votes, but NOW the world will stop spinning if he doesn’t get back there right away and fix things. Barney Frank was right. This was the longest Hail Mary pass in the history of both football and Marys.

    And now for something incredibly smart. Look at this clip of Wanda Sykes on Leno. I had a stitch in my side from laughing so hard. http://www.nbc.com/The_Tonight_Show_with_Jay_Leno/video/clips/wanda-sykes-holding-back-923/693781/

    Nice post! Well said without getting nasty. You are a kinder, more polite woman than I, m’dear.

  7. tendrils

    HOLY crap!!!! Read my post this morning!!!!!!! McCain is seriously pissing me off.

  8. Denise@EatPlayLove

    my question is, how much older can he truly get?

  9. michelle

    his pants are on fire…

  10. Jamie

    I’m wondering if he could “name drop” a little bit more to show how smart he is and really bore the snot out of the average American voter.

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