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Friday, November 7, 2008

Letter of the Day

posted by on November 7 at 9:28 AM

Sent to my inbox this morning.

Cindy and I would like to take a moment to thank you for your loyal and steadfast support during the course of this campaign. Governor Palin, her husband Todd, our families, friends and campaign staff extend our deep appreciation for your tireless dedication, support and friendship.

It is the end of a long journey and your support through the ups and downs has meant more to us than you may ever know.

Although we were disappointed with the results, we must move beyond this campaign and work together to get our country moving again.

It is our sincere hope that you will join us in putting our country first and continue to work to keep our nation safe, free and prosperous.

We urge you to join us in not just congratulating Senator Obama, but offering our next president our good will and earnest effort to find ways to come together as a nation. Whatever our differences may be, we are all fellow Americans.

We are truly blessed to live in this great country and call ourselves Americans, and we will forever be her loyal servants.

Today, let there be no reason now for any American to fail to cherish their citizenship in this, the greatest nation on Earth.

With warm gratitude,


Cindy and John McCain


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It's more fun when they send you signed notecards.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 7, 2008 9:38 AM

That McCain picture always reminds me of the salesman on the Simpsons. "Won't you help out ol' Gil? My wife'll leave me if you don't... just... vote for me..."

Posted by Ziggity | November 7, 2008 9:39 AM

That last paragraph rings of Bill Bennett. "Now that we've gone and elected a colored fella I don't want to hear any grousing about how America's done wrong by colored folks. Last time pays for all, right?"

Posted by Smade | November 7, 2008 9:40 AM

"My friends, I want to get all those worms I let loose back in their can, nice and safe. No, don't boo, just help me out, scoop up a handful and pour 'em in there... no, don't keep them. Don't wear them next to your heart. Those worms need to be in that can. Wait, where are you going? Put down those burning torches! Come back!"

Posted by Al Ewing | November 7, 2008 9:46 AM

See? They're regular folks. Just like this video from the Onion says.

Posted by flamingbanjo | November 7, 2008 9:50 AM

My friends, contrary to what the godless anarchists and fudgepackers at The Stranger say, this election is not over. McCain/Palin can still win! All you gotta do is believe. And then go back to your polling place and vote again.

It's not too late!

McCain/Palin in 2008!

Don't stop believin'!

Hold on to that feelin'!

Street lights! People!


Posted by John Bailo | November 7, 2008 9:57 AM

I'm guessing that picture of Cindy "Laser Eyes" McCain wasn't in the email.

Posted by Trouble | November 7, 2008 9:59 AM
Posted by Bellevue Ave | November 7, 2008 10:03 AM

McCain is a tool, but that email, like his concession speech, sounds sincere. Likewise, it was admirable when he defended Obama during that town hall meeting with his racist idiot supporters.

Now that he's lost, we should stop picking on McCain. There are far worse Republicans in office more worthy of our venom.

Posted by Mahtli69 | November 7, 2008 10:05 AM

At least he's TRYING to put all the worms back in the can and not just letting the hate stew.

That picture is sooooooooo Death Becomes Her.

Posted by monkey | November 7, 2008 10:06 AM

this is the picture of cindy they used

Posted by skye | November 7, 2008 10:07 AM

I thought his concession speech was gracious, as is this.

Wondering how reaction to that speech was at the Showbox? We had boos and jeers at the War Room, but also respect for the man as he gave up.

We all may be opposed to his political views, and his party, but he's still a human. He was out of line an awful lot during the campaign, which is unforgivable. But, understandable.

McCain didn't know how to win in a modern election. Tuesday was proof that the political process has changed. It is a new era. I am still excited by it all.

Posted by kerri harrop | November 7, 2008 10:08 AM

I like McCain a lot more now that he's less of a threat. And I still love that photo.

Posted by snakes | November 7, 2008 10:11 AM

I was at the Westin for McCain's speech, and everyone around me seemed as dazzled and touched by his return to humanity as I was.

Posted by David Schmader | November 7, 2008 10:12 AM

Look at McCain's mug. Who couldn't love a mug like that? Cindy gives me nightmares.

Posted by Bub | November 7, 2008 10:14 AM

Actually, I thought McCain's concession speech was, ironically, perhaps the high point of his post-convention campaign. As I was watching it, I commented to a friend sitting in front of me, "If he'd spoken like this all along, he might have had a shot at winning this." It was the McCain of 2000, the McCain I think a lot of Republicans WANTED to vote for, but who seemed to go completely AWOL during the past six months, as he pandered to the "social conservatives" (i.e. the Religious Right) in the GOP base.

And all I can say to that is, "Thank Gawd!"

Posted by COMTE | November 7, 2008 10:20 AM

I really don't think a single speech comes anywhere close to making up for all the slimy shit McCain pulled over the course of the campaign.

Posted by shub-negrorath | November 7, 2008 10:25 AM

I love that photo.

"She's standing right behind me, isn't she. Damn, shouldn't have called her a cunt."

Posted by drewl | November 7, 2008 10:27 AM

I love that photo.

Evil Robot Cindy & Creepy McBush - priceless

Posted by patrick | November 7, 2008 10:29 AM

It was Obama's time, but someone had to play the loser. McCain was like the Washinton Generals vs. The Harlem Globetrotters. He played the role of the hapless loser.

Posted by Betsy Ross | November 7, 2008 10:32 AM

i feel bad for mccain sort of. if he hadn't sold out so hard he probably coulda made a contest out of this election.

that photo reminds me of the movie 'they live'. i feel like roddy piper after putting on the crazy sunglasses and realizing that not everyone in the room is human.

Posted by douglas | November 7, 2008 10:47 AM


That article is crazy. I love how somehow Tuesday was an affirmation that America loves conservative-style government? Interesting extrapolation there, crazy.

Posted by Me | November 7, 2008 10:57 AM

@7 - I know what you're thinking! Comes as no suprise! Christmas lights are blinking!

Posted by Olly | November 7, 2008 10:58 AM

Fuck gracious concession speeches. They're ALWAYS gracious; that's what they're for. McCain is supposed to get brownie points for not saying "you elected the black motherfucker, you dumbasses, fuck you"? I don't think so.

Posted by Fnarf | November 7, 2008 11:15 AM

Oh, Fnarf. We won. And, largely, thanks to taking the high road. Bashing McCain at this stage in the game is pointless.

A wise man once told me, "Don't pick on the cripple." We won. There's no need to kick the man while he's down.

Posted by kerri harrop | November 7, 2008 11:35 AM

I'm ready to forgive and forget with Grampa McPain, but Cindy I will truly miss. She's a Spoiled Fancy Lady Monster, and I have a soft spot for those. Her clothes would have been an unspeakable joy for the next four years.

Posted by itsmarkmitchell | November 7, 2008 11:58 AM

I've been getting crap ever since I applied for one of his I'm (Napoleon) the (Hedge Fund Manager) yard signs and didn't get it. :(

Posted by NapoleonXIV | November 7, 2008 12:06 PM

What I want to see is McCain and Obama work together - between the two they have a LOT of political power - on the issues they agreed on: Immigration, the environment (mostly), and bipartisanship.

McCain's temperament has always suited that of a Senator, not a President (or campaigner).

Posted by Steve | November 7, 2008 12:08 PM

I look forward to McCain's inevitable book about the campaign. I hope he admits the distaste he must have had that he had to stoop to Karl Rove's level just to get as close as he did.

Posted by elswinger | November 7, 2008 1:19 PM

in *your* inbox, eh? *suspicious look* is it a form letter that goes out to ALL newspapers, maybe? it wouldn't be unreasonable; all the media is owned by that one conservative white dude by now, what's his name? murdoch?

one more nail in the coffin labeled, 'myth of liberal media'.

Posted by happyhedonist | November 7, 2008 10:43 PM


Again as an Australian I would like to apologise to the world for the existence of Rupert Murdoch

Posted by Malcolm in Sydney | November 8, 2008 2:48 AM

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