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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Another Gratifying Grilling of a McCain Spokesperson

posted by on October 30 at 15:11 PM

Thanks for the heads up, Towleroad.

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That was the world's worst "punt" that I've ever seen. "I think we all know who we're talking about." [Silence.]

Posted by Bub | October 30, 2008 3:22 PM

Who is this other anti-semitic person that "we all know about"? Is he completely making this up? Is he referring to Jeremiah Wright, and I somehow missed the discussion about how, in addition to America, Wright hates Jews?

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 30, 2008 3:23 PM

So, McCain is okay with using Rev. Wright rhetoric as long as he's not addressed by name?

Or maybe inferred incorrectly, and Mr. Goldfarb was actually referring to the charity Pro-Am golf tournament played last week that featured both Obama and Ahmadinejad...

Posted by Dave in Chicago | October 30, 2008 3:25 PM

Painful. I love it.

Posted by heywhatsit | October 30, 2008 3:26 PM

He listens to Wagner!

Posted by Ziggity | October 30, 2008 3:27 PM

By offering American automakers incentives for more efficient cars, he's pandering to Henry Ford!

Posted by Dave in Chicago | October 30, 2008 3:30 PM


It is such an unfair fight when that campaign will lie RIGHT THERE TO THE CAMERAS and the remaining respectable journalistic outlets have to maintain and not be all like "What are you talking about you clown! You scumbag clown! You're PITIFUL!" a la Fox News and Bill O'Reily

Give these people an Oscar for keeping a straight face. But NO Peabody.

Posted by Non | October 30, 2008 3:32 PM


The news agencies should give a list of rules to people they interview. The first time you say "we all know...", you get dumped. The first time you say "Has a long track record" and can't back it up, you get dumped.

The anchor should have laughed at that guy.

Posted by Kat | October 30, 2008 3:39 PM

How do you tell the difference between Communist color symbology and Republican color symbology? Well, in Communism the color red represents the blood of the proletariat and in Republicanism the color red represents the blood of the proletariat.

Posted by Smade | October 30, 2008 3:44 PM

Seriously. Why the fuck did he even bother to thank Goldfarb and tell him "we really do appreciate it"?

Grow a pair and tell him "well this conversation is over since you can't even back up what your saying, come back when you got something."

Posted by gnossos | October 30, 2008 3:46 PM

Obviously Obama has been hanging out with "He Who Must Not Be Named". I was unaware of his anti-semitism however.

Posted by Derek B | October 30, 2008 3:46 PM

So, who the hell IS he talking about?



Posted by COMTE | October 30, 2008 3:46 PM

Mel Gibson.

Posted by DOUG. | October 30, 2008 3:47 PM

Hey according to the McCain rhetoric, that _was_ a great discussion. It's a step up from "that one".

Posted by Chris B | October 30, 2008 3:48 PM

@11. Lolz.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 30, 2008 3:49 PM

@11: THIS.

Goldfarb: I think we both know who we're talking about.
Sanchez: ...Voldemort?

Posted by Kat | October 30, 2008 3:50 PM

We have now descended into baby-faced scumbags who are incapable of even lying well. That's pretty low.

As a Jew, I am offended by the notion that all Palestinians are anti-Jewish. Cuz they ain't.

Posted by Glenn Fleishman | October 30, 2008 4:00 PM

The McCain camp has NEVER been reticent about naming Jeremiah Wright when remotely possible to work into conversation.

This guy has NO.ONE.

Posted by Non | October 30, 2008 4:00 PM

Mr CNN needs to dial it back a step further and force McCain hack to define "pals around with"--and then point out all the McCainanites that tarnish Gramps.

Posted by Andy Niable | October 30, 2008 4:02 PM

Pitiful, weak and embarrassing. John McCain should be embarrassed. The entire GOP should be embarrassed.

Posted by Betsy Ross | October 30, 2008 4:06 PM

#10 I got the impression that when the anchor said, "we really appreciate it" it was extreme sarcasm.

Posted by gfrancie | October 30, 2008 4:08 PM

Goddamn! What a smug ass bag

Posted by Corneilus J. Heinwitz | October 30, 2008 4:12 PM

I'm assuming this guy was hinting at Louis Farrakhan, but wasn't allowed to outright say that due to the inevitable shitstorm it would cause.

Posted by Sean | October 30, 2008 4:19 PM

Voldemort's anti-semetic?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | October 30, 2008 4:25 PM

I think we ALL KNOW about the horse-fucker that John McCain hangs around with. Now I'm not going to mention anyone by name. But it's COMPLETELY OBVIOUS which one of John McCain's associates has conducted frequent, passionate intercourse with horses.

Posted by mattymatt | October 30, 2008 4:28 PM

Goddamn! What a smug ass bag

Posted by Corneilus J. Heinwitz | October 30, 2008 4:40 PM

I think what he meant was "think of somebody who might be anti-Semitic. Okay, you got a name in your head? Yeah, it's that guy."

Posted by flamingbanjo | October 30, 2008 5:24 PM

Can politician's sue fro defamation of character? I am thinking about not only this post, but the ads against Darcy Burner calling her a liar about her college degree, and the Elizabeth Dole ads calling her opponent, a Presbyterian minister, Godless.

Posted by elswinger | October 30, 2008 5:25 PM

I just want to stab that smug asshole in the face over and over with a rusty fork.

Posted by T-Bone | October 30, 2008 6:52 PM

I don't think that Barak Obama pals around with Sarah Palin.

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | October 30, 2008 9:18 PM

I think he was trying to insinuate that Obama pals around with Hitler.

Posted by rhymeswithlibrarian | October 31, 2008 5:43 AM

Really? Jews for McCaint ? Is he just doing schtick or what?

Posted by Fred34 | October 31, 2008 5:48 AM

Not that often you get to see a politico's career crash and burn that spectacularly in public.

Posted by TVDinner | October 31, 2008 10:26 AM

Must be Voldemort.

Posted by John | October 31, 2008 11:09 AM

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