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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Maverick Moment of the Day

posted by on July 24 at 13:17 PM

John McCain on Obama’s Berlin speech:

“I would rather speak at a rally or a political gathering any place outside of the country after I am president of the United States,” McCain told O’Donnell. “But that’s a judgment that Sen. Obama and the American people will make.”

Interesting. Except that McCain has already made well-publicized visits to Canada, Mexico, and Colombia during this campaign.

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The man's only hope is either a rigged election or somebody perfecting a foolproof charisma-infusion process before November. His smile reminds me of the Grinch.

Posted by flamingbanjo | July 24, 2008 1:30 PM

Yeah, but everyone knows those are really just territories of the U.S. in all but name, right?

Posted by Levislade | July 24, 2008 1:31 PM

i guess it's fair he forgets about those trips and their powerful impact on foreign relations, because--really--who the hell remembers them?

his campaign is frantically trying to get him a gig in czechoslovakia and somewhere on the iraq-afghanistan border to keep up, though.

Posted by chops | July 24, 2008 1:33 PM

What whiny, grumpy curmudgeon.

Posted by Bub | July 24, 2008 1:33 PM

My goodness! These politicians act like we all have amnesia and can't recall the myriad reasons why what they spout is almost always pure hypocrisy.

"Me Love Brains Long Time"

Posted by Frida | July 24, 2008 1:36 PM

chops, Czechoslovakia is no more.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | July 24, 2008 1:36 PM

@2: Perhaps when he annexes it, it can be renamed 'McCainada'.

Posted by Ziggity | July 24, 2008 1:37 PM

Wasn't McCain the one urging him to head over there like one minute ago?

John McCain: I'd rather be in Wilkes-Barre

Posted by Strath | July 24, 2008 1:38 PM


(well, after W, at least).

Posted by Mr. X | July 24, 2008 1:40 PM

I like that he inadvertently groups 'Senator Obama and the American People' together.

Posted by MEC | July 24, 2008 1:50 PM

someone forgot about NAFTA, VIVA

Posted by sir jorge | July 24, 2008 1:55 PM

mccain is apparently running his campaign to win over the 20% jingoistic mouthbreathing rightwingers whose votes he's already got.

Posted by brett | July 24, 2008 2:01 PM
Posted by chops | July 24, 2008 2:02 PM

More proof that the anti-American Panamanian McSame is out of touch with our traditional xenophobic American values.

I hear the guy hates our Constitution so much that, not only did he record a video for international release in Vietnam calling us warmongers and agressors, but he also is trying to get other non-American-born "citizens" like Ahnold to be his VP.

That's how much McSame hates America.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 24, 2008 2:07 PM

@6 I believe @3 was referring to McCain's mistaken reference to Czechoslovakia... which was on a post that had something to do with him being old and senile.

Posted by SDizzle | July 24, 2008 2:08 PM

We won't support ball-less NO-Bama and will re-defeat him in November!!!

Posted by clintonsarmy | July 24, 2008 2:18 PM


Posted by clintonssarmy | July 24, 2008 2:22 PM

@16, 17:

is control c, control v all you got?

Posted by max solomon | July 24, 2008 2:33 PM

I hope that clintonsarmy is sponsored by those McDonald's drinks. Otherwise, what a waste of a troll bot.

Posted by Original Monique | July 24, 2008 2:37 PM

I'm a Republican sock-puppet!

Posted by clintonsarmy | July 24, 2008 2:39 PM

AND..AND...Didn't McCain speak at a FUNDRAISER (that's kinda political) held for him in ENGLAND a couple of months ago?

Posted by HL | July 24, 2008 2:44 PM

Shorter McCain: "I wish 100,000 people - of ANY nationality - would show up for one of my political gatherings!"

Posted by COMTE | July 24, 2008 2:55 PM

I hear that after ordering the Senior Special at Der Wienerschnitzel, John McCain chided Barack Obama for not having been to a German Restaurant himself, and challenged him, Mr. Obama, tear down this wurst!

Posted by NapoleonXIV | July 24, 2008 3:35 PM

McSame spoke to "about half a dozen" small business owners at that diner in some tourist-y Der German Village. That's like 6 people. 6. Pathetic.

Posted by Balt-O-Matt | July 24, 2008 3:37 PM

More distressing was McCain's call to bomb the Falafel Hut in neighboring Schiller Park.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | July 24, 2008 4:03 PM

@24 - record turnout for him, though.

Meanwhile, Obama's dealing with quarter-million crowds, and McCain's lucky to have more than 25 ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 24, 2008 4:53 PM

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