I think we can now make a case for McCain going senile. How else would you explain his blasting Barack Obama for going to Iraq, two months after criticizing him for NOT going to Iraq? Doesn't he remember that?
Does McCain also not remember, while criticizing Obama for making a speech on foreign soil that McCain took foreign money for making a speech on foreign soil just five weeks ago?
And McCain criticizes Obama for going abroad less than three weeks after McCain went abroad?
Seventeen days after taking a trip abroad to Columbia [sic] and Mexico, five weeks after giving a paid campaign speech in Canada, and two months after criticizing Obama for not going to Iraq, the McCain campaign criticizes Obama for taking a trip abroad that includes a stop in Iraq
from Chris Bowers
Why do the media give McCain a pass on this? It is pretty obvious that McCain is either a cheap low life politician willing to say anything to get elected, or our Media is suffering from collective Alzhiemers disease, since they sure don't seem to remember that McCain did exactly what he is complaining about Obama doing.
Is it because McCain's trip to Iraq looked like this:
And Obama's Iraq trip looked like this:
No wonder McCain and the Pentagon tried everything they could to disrupt Obama's trip to Germany, including barring him from visiting American Troops in a Military hospital.
I think we can sum Obama's trip abroad with the term "resounding success". Over 200,000 people came to see his speech in Germany. If you haven't seen it, you should. At least read it. This speech is being heralded as the one all others will be judged against in the future.
The McCAin campaign has another lobbyist scandal erupting. I think that makes...well, a whole bunch of lobbyist scandals to date.
Robert Novak is a pretty reprehensible pundit in his own right, being used by Karl Rove to out CIA agent Valerie Plame in the run up to the Iraq War. Now, while he's being investigated for hitting a pedestrian in a crosswalk and then leaving the scene, he wins my sympathy by saying he was duped by John McCain's campaign in a cheap political trick.
" ...this was a dodge, they were trying to get a little publicity to rain on Obama's campaign,'' Novak told Fox. "That's pretty reprehensible if it's true, but we'll find out in a few days. "
And poster boy for high crimes and misdemeanors himself, Karl Rove, has been implicated in threatening a witness in a civil trial:
We have been confidentially informed by a source we believe to be credible that Karl Rove has threatened Michael Connell, a principal witness we have identified in our King Lincoln case in federal court in Columbus, Ohio, that if he does not agree to "take the fall" for election fraud in Ohio, his wife Heather will be prosecuted for supposed lobby law violations.This appears to be in response to our designation of Rove as the principal perpetrator in the Ohio Corrupt Practices Act/RICO claim with respect to which we issued document hold notices last Thursday to you and to the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform. See: www.bradblog.com/?p=6189 and www.archive.org/d...tionFraudInOhioCourtCase.
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