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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

“Straight Talk Express” Vs. “Gay Sweaters”

posted by on July 11 at 9:47 AM

The car wreck that is John McCain’s presidential campaign is taking a turn from pathetic to ridiculous. From Radar on-line:

In the final days of his imploding candidacy, John McCain has taken a page out of Richard Nixon’s play book, finding increasingly bizarre explanations for his political failures. Strangest of all: He reportedly feels his handlers forced him to wear “gay sweaters.”

According to one insider, the knit-picking was the crescendo of a tirade by the Arizona senator, in which he blistered aides about the minutiae of the campaign. While many septuagenarians live in a perpetual state of sweater weather, McCain reportedly declared his frustration with being told to don the perceived homosexual outerwear in order to look younger and more approachable.

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"Bomb Bomb Iran" lost him more points than teal would have any day.

Posted by Phenics | July 11, 2007 9:57 AM

The "gayest" sweaters I've ever seen have been on longtime heterosexual Bill Cosby, so I'm a little confused here.

Posted by GrammarCop | July 11, 2007 9:58 AM

I would like to see a picture of one of these supposed gay sweaters. Here is what Google tells me a gay sweater looks like:

Posted by Tiffany | July 11, 2007 9:59 AM

Can't blame his campaign for wanting to court the gay voters and the Cosby Show voters, all at once.

Course, that does leave the racist, homophobic, religious zealot voters out in the cold... maybe throw a KKK hood in to the wardrobe to balance it out?

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | July 11, 2007 10:02 AM

I dunno about gay sweaters, but here he is in a very butch flannel:

Posted by Levislade | July 11, 2007 10:02 AM


I suspect one of my sweaters may be a homosexual, too. I had to peel it off another feminine sweater yesterday, and it protested with loud crackling noises.

It may be in a gang, too. There were entire bunches of my sweaters surrounding one poor, lone pair of tighty whities.

Get a life. Oh, you just may have a chance at one, now that your campaign is over, Johnny.

Posted by bitch on heels | July 11, 2007 10:03 AM

Yeah John, let THAT be the reason.

Gay sweaters can only help you buddy.

Posted by monkey | July 11, 2007 10:09 AM

But were they "practicing" homosexual sweaters?

Posted by SDA in SEA | July 11, 2007 10:10 AM

@5 - Does that look like a stuffed dog to anyone else besides me?

Posted by SteveR | July 11, 2007 10:11 AM


Posted by Original Monique | July 11, 2007 10:14 AM

That's hilarious! Did your tighty whiteys have to go to the hospital?

Posted by hattio | July 11, 2007 10:17 AM

Gay sweaters can save you when hunting with Cheney.

Posted by Mr. Poe | July 11, 2007 10:19 AM

It was the Iraq monkey (not the sweater) on his back that cost him this election.

Posted by DOUG. | July 11, 2007 10:20 AM

Wow. We are living in an interesting time.

Posted by Carollani | July 11, 2007 10:24 AM

It's not the sweaters that make you gay, John. Just ask Kolbe...

Posted by supergp | July 11, 2007 11:22 AM

no sweater is gay unless you knot it around your neck like a cape.

Posted by maxsolomon | July 11, 2007 3:51 PM

Imagine the chances of increasing the ignominy of my C-Melody Saxophone playing grandfather?

Posted by Gay Sweaters III | July 11, 2007 8:32 PM

I went shopping for a gay sweater the other day, but they were sold out at Meijer. I guess I'll try Kohl's next. Maybe JCPenney has one in stock. Hmm...I suppose John has an extra gay sweater or two laying around. It wouldn't hurt to ask him if he would want to sell me one or two of them. The money could go towards, say, his campaign?

Posted by lawrence clark | July 12, 2007 1:33 AM

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