Slog News & Arts

Line Out

Music & Nightlife

« Overheard at 1st & Pike | The Very Best Polling News I'v... »

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


posted by on October 21 at 17:05 PM

Remember when Rep. John Murtha got in a little bit of trouble for calling people in his western Pennsylvania district racist while discussing the upcoming presidential election? It’s the kind of thing a Republican presidential candidate who’s courting western Pennsylvania could make some hay out of. If only he could get his words right:

RSS icon Comments


Gramps is losing it.

Man, I hope he loses—if only so I never have to see Cindy McCain's tousled hooker hair ever again.

Posted by Dan Savage | October 21, 2008 5:07 PM

Freudian Slip???

Posted by apres_moi | October 21, 2008 5:07 PM

It's totally clear to me now, McCain never expected to find himself as the Republican Candidate, he still has no clue about what's going on.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | October 21, 2008 5:13 PM

Hilarious. Does anyone else think that Cindy McCain looks like Maude Flanders?

Posted by Bauhaus | October 21, 2008 5:14 PM

"Just like me, you believe in cunt-free thirst. I mean cunt fisting twerps... ah, screw it."

Posted by banjoboy | October 21, 2008 5:21 PM

I like the reluctant, minimal clapping by the woman on McCain's right.

Actually, I just like the woman on McCain's right.

Posted by lostboy | October 21, 2008 5:27 PM

@4 More like a string mop with a housedress hanging off it...

Posted by banjoboy | October 21, 2008 5:27 PM

I love the end..

"Mumble stumble bumble bumble stumble... THIS IS A GREAT PART OF THE COUNTRY."

Posted by Anthony Hecht | October 21, 2008 5:36 PM

I actually did an honest-to-God spit-take when I saw this. For reals. The exclamations of indignant surprise from the audience are HILARIOUS.

How I wish he'd continued: "and you're ugly, too!"

Posted by mattymatt | October 21, 2008 5:41 PM

Who's the asian chick behind McCain? His "negro child"?

Posted by Sirkowski | October 21, 2008 6:07 PM

Can I do the hot asian chickie in the background?

Posted by Dingo Rossi | October 21, 2008 6:53 PM

well, agree to disagree I guess.

Posted by frank rizzo | October 21, 2008 7:09 PM

I liked this comment from the video:

He said it right the 1st time. Too bad they edited the part out where he said his running mate is a dumb c***. Then he said that if she blew him, his dick would be the smartest thing to ever come out of her mouth. Then he said something about Obama and pie. Not a bad rally overall.

Posted by Mike in Renton | October 21, 2008 7:16 PM


From FoxNews 10/21/08:
Barack Obama, who has consistently downplayed his relationship with William Ayers during his presidential campaign, once gave a glowing endorsement of a book by the former domestic terrorist and was mentioned by name in the book itself.

A blogger unearthed the Dec. 21, 1997, endorsement in the Chicago Tribune and posted photographs of the praise for Ayers' book on Saturday.

Featured next to a smiling photograph of himself, then-State Senator Obama called Ayers' book, "A Kind and Just Parent: Children of the Juvenile Court," a "searing and timely account of the juvenile court system, and the courageous individuals who rescue hope from despair."

The book, which details life at the Chicago Juvenile Court prison school, mentions Obama by name on page 82 when it describes Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood:

"Our neighbors include Muhammad Ali, former mayor Eugene Sawyer, poets Gwendolyn Brooks and Elizabeth Alexander, and writer Barack Obama. Minister Louis Farrakhan lives a block from our home and adds, we think, a unique dimension to the idea of 'safe neighborhood watch': the Fruit of Islam, his security force, has an eye on things twenty-four-hours a day."

The Obama campaign said the blurb was not a full-fledged review of the book.

"He didn't do a review. He provided one line about the book to the Tribune," campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt told

A month before the item appeared, on Nov. 20, 1997, Michelle Obama, then dean of student services and director of the University Community Service Center, held a panel at the University of Chicago that featured both Barack Obama and Ayers.

"Ayers will be joined by Sen. Barack Obama, Senior Lecturer in the Law School, who is working to combat legislation that would put more juvenile offenders into the adult system," the University of Chicago Chronicle reported on Nov. 6, 1997.

Obama has been criticized for refusing to elaborate on the extent of his relationship with Ayers and for claiming to have had no idea Ayers was a co-founder of the Wesather Underground, which claimed responsibility for bombing the Pentagon, U.S. Capitol and a New York Supreme Court justice's home in the Sixties.

The Obama campaign has noted that Obama was 8 years old when Ayers and the Weather Underground were active and has no link to their activities. Ayers has said he has "no regrets" about his participation in the domestic terror group.

Posted by Hoss | October 21, 2008 7:26 PM

This is seriously like watching someone have a stroke. It was difficult to watch.

Posted by Balt-O-Matt | October 21, 2008 7:30 PM

It's not age, it's a mistake. And he corrected himself immediatly.

Posted by raindrop | October 21, 2008 7:47 PM

Please please somebody lead Cindy out to the refrigerated truck, she's way overdue at the wax museum.

Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber | October 21, 2008 8:15 PM

lmao, no he didn't raindrop. he mumbled a bunch of gibberish and then brought up a non sequitar about being god loving and patriotic.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 21, 2008 8:38 PM

So THAT'S "the most patriotic part of America". Cause I was wondering. Wow.

Is everyone there as unhappy, unfriendly and creepy as the people in rural eastern Pennsylvania? Cause that place sucks.

Posted by Grant Cogswell | October 21, 2008 9:05 PM

The "liberal" paper in Pittsburgh didn't mention this slip at all in their coverage of the rally:

Posted by Sheryl | October 21, 2008 9:40 PM

at least he didn't call pennsylvania the "great northwest."'

Posted by ellarosa | October 21, 2008 9:48 PM

the look on Cindy's face at the end is priceless it says "well, you fucked that one up you sonofabitch"

Posted by Hunter | October 21, 2008 10:09 PM

Speaking about "Persons of Color" who's the one on the left?

We need more of that kind of "patriotism" in Western Washington...not Western Pennsylvania.

Posted by John Bailo | October 21, 2008 10:51 PM

How does one gauge a geographical area's magnitude of "patriotism"? I want hard stats, stat!

Posted by segal | October 21, 2008 11:04 PM

@23 Please to visit my site: Big discount for GOP member!

Posted by Bailin' Out | October 22, 2008 12:00 AM

When did racism become patriotic?
When did Europe become socialist?
I must have been looking the other way,...

Posted by Briba | October 22, 2008 3:31 AM

oh my head. I cant stop listening to that:

"and ya know, I couldnt agree with him more...

i couldnt disagree with you... (thought bubble *no wait I got it*)

i couldnt agree with you more than the fact that ...

huh wha





(* someone cue the applesacue sign GODDAMMITT*)



Best part of the country

( * now where the fuck are my meds ???!?!?* )

Posted by Fred34 | October 22, 2008 4:50 AM

It's hard for him, because he doesn't have a guitar to look at to tell him where he is.

Posted by Miss Poppy Hussein Dixon | October 22, 2008 5:44 AM

WHY is cindy always there? do they think it humanizes the fossil to have that heiress harpy hovering?

more ethnic kids in the shot!

Posted by max solomon | October 22, 2008 9:27 AM

Girl in the back left is hot.

Posted by Greg | October 22, 2008 10:25 AM

> It's not age, it's a mistake.
> And he corrected himself immediatly.

Hahahaha.... Nice try, jackass! That's hilarious!

I can tell you that he didn't correct himself "immediatly"[sic], because I've been watching that clip over and over and over again to check out that hot, hot cutie to McCain's right, and McCain seems to have a hard time digging himself out...

Posted by j | October 22, 2008 12:02 PM

Comments Closed

Comments are closed on this post.