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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Oversighter

posted by on September 16 at 14:28 PM

For this to come out of the mouth of McCain TODAY….

The point is, I was chairman of the commerce committee. Every part of America’s economy, I oversighted. I have a long record, certainly far more extensive of being involved in our economy than Senator Obama does.

I stand amazed.

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1

So, does that mean he's personally taking responsibility for the total cock-up our economy is in at the moment?

Posted by COMTE | September 16, 2008 2:37 PM
2

No, it was an oversight.

Posted by DaiBando | September 16, 2008 2:39 PM
3

I can't wait for tonight's Countdown, Rachel Maddow, and Daily Show. I hope they tear McCain a new asshole.

Posted by elswinger | September 16, 2008 2:40 PM
4

Technically, McCain is right. He has a greater lenghth of time dealing with economic issues in the Senate than his rival.

Posted by raindrop | September 16, 2008 2:41 PM
5

I'm mobile right now, so don't have access to a dictionary; can someone tell me if "overighted" is a real word, or Bush "word"?

Posted by Banna | September 16, 2008 2:43 PM
6

@4: It's true! Ask him about the time he "oversighted" the regulators on the Savings and Loan industry back in the eighties.

Posted by flamingbanjo | September 16, 2008 2:45 PM
7

Boy, he picks a hell of a time to brag.

Posted by Mike of Renton | September 16, 2008 2:47 PM
8

@5,

No. "Oversight" is a noun. There is no "oversighted".

Posted by keshmeshi | September 16, 2008 3:01 PM
9

The Oversighter is still subordinate to Commander Guy.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | September 16, 2008 3:03 PM
10

Charles,
Speaking of insincere statements, what's your take on this this?

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/17/nyregion/17rosenbergs.html?hp

Appears not just capitalists but Communists can be liars too. Much ado was made of this in 1950. Arguably, divided much of the country.

Posted by lark | September 16, 2008 3:06 PM
11

Perhaps he overlooked something.

Posted by Toe Tag | September 16, 2008 3:27 PM
12

hoist by his own petard.

obama staff - he's handed you the rope. FUCKING HANG HIM WITH IT.

Posted by max solomon | September 16, 2008 3:30 PM
13

Thanks for taking credit for the steaming pile of shit that is our economy, John.

Posted by Greg | September 16, 2008 3:54 PM
14

@4 yes he has. He can also argue that he has been an American longer, which I wouldn't be surprised if we hear that sometime.

Posted by Little Red Ryan Hood | September 16, 2008 4:44 PM
15

@10: WGAF?

Posted by max solomon | September 16, 2008 5:13 PM
16

Maybe he meant "overlooked"?

Posted by Hypatia | September 16, 2008 5:34 PM
17

@9

Don't you mean the Decider?

Hey, Wall Street! You voted for them!
Jump!Jump!Jump!Jump!Jump!Jump!Jump!Jump!

Posted by WeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeSPLAT! | September 16, 2008 9:22 PM

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