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Friday, September 12, 2008

“John McCain would rather lose his integrity than lose an election.”

posted by on September 12 at 13:20 PM


The Obama camp has just unleashed one of its toughest hits on McCain’s character yet, signaling a newly aggressive effort to hammer McCain’s supposed honor and integrity over the lies and adver-sleazements that have come to dominate his campaign.

An Obama spokesperson just blasted out a statement comparing McCain’s current campaign to the infamously despicable 2000 campaign run against him in South Carolina—true fighting words—and adding that McCain “would rather lose his integrity than lose an election.”

I guess this must be that new sharper tone the Obama campaign has been promising.

About fucking time.

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Dan, chill out for a bit. There is much to come and I think that all this Palin business is nothing but the premature ejaculation of the Republican Party.

Posted by Darrell | September 12, 2008 1:33 PM

Did anyone listen to To The Point this morning? It's about time the POW B.S. was called out.

Posted by Al | September 12, 2008 1:36 PM

Dan, I love you and I love the work that you do, but you're getting a little beyond yourself right now. You're not a politician, you're not a political consultant, you're not part of a campaign that won a Democratic primary against the most powerful machine in the country. Trust Obama and his team to get this done a little more, please. They're hitting back, but they're doing it appropriately and they're letting McCain build a nice record of lies and dishonorable tactics that can be continuously shoved down the throats of America of the next 50 days.

Please, give this campaign some credit, they have done nothing thus far to indicate that they are unprepared for how to handle this or that they don't have a plan going forward.

Posted by Ed | September 12, 2008 1:42 PM

Complaining about dirty campaigning didn't help McCain in 2000, I doubt it will work for Obama in 2008.

Its pretty lame when a presidential candidate is upstaged by his running mate.

Posted by blank12357 | September 12, 2008 1:45 PM

Perhaps integrity was a hold over from the Karl Rove for Sliding a frag artist into the side of Predidential competitors against his home boy George in 2000?

Posted by danielbennettkieneker | September 12, 2008 1:46 PM

@5: what? can you unpack that for us?

Posted by max solomon | September 12, 2008 1:54 PM

It's not the republicans it's the people.

Mccain's pick of Palin turns out to be great.

Obama's non pick of HRC was a blunder.

Can Biden remember he forgot that he has pies in the oven and needs to quit and go home?

Obama ran a brilliant primary campaign but he didn't win in the big states where the campaigns more resemble a general campaign.

He won by getting big turnout of younger voters in caucus states many of which will not vote Dem in the general. He also won the south where Dems don't stand a chance.

So what about the 50 state strategy? What about those on this board that were predicting wins in SC and GA etc?

If you guys care about this as much as you say you do find a way to help beyond putting pie in he sky posts up.

Posted by McG | September 12, 2008 2:24 PM

So what about the 50 state strategy?

It's in full effect. Obama's GOTV operation is proceeding at full speed.

Just because someone wrote a blog post doesn't meant that's all they're doing. Don't be presumptuous.

Posted by Jay Andrew Allen | September 12, 2008 2:31 PM

Meanwhile, Rossi is going to be beat Gregoire. What the FUCK is that bitch doing?!?!?! Besides nothing..

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | September 12, 2008 2:31 PM

Speaking of integrity, The integrity of The Stranger has sunk of late. Even Eli has participated in ruining his reputation.

Posted by Danisparanoidandhysterical | September 12, 2008 2:46 PM

@6 -- no, he can't. DBK has a very special relationship with language and sense. What you see there is what you get. His posts can no more be "unpacked" than a turnip can.

Posted by Fnarf | September 12, 2008 3:24 PM

I bet you could find a way to unpack a turnip. Karl Rove could unpack a turnip. No turnip left behind. Turnip to no where. Or maybe, a turnip horizon.

Hm. You know how there's Gizoogle? I think there should be one for politics, so you can translate everything into the abused, ubiquitous soundbites. And they could call it Poogle.

Posted by stilettov | September 12, 2008 4:09 PM

See what I mean? Stliettov just unpacked that turnip, and it still doesn't make any sense.

Posted by Fnarf | September 12, 2008 4:43 PM

this is a truly great thread.

Posted by ellarosa | September 12, 2008 8:15 PM

Time to go register more Seattle voters!

Posted by Will in Seattle | September 13, 2008 12:47 AM

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