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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Pretend Suspend

So far today, we have the following evidence concerning John McCain's alleged suspension of his campaign:

  1. His press office is doing its normal thing
  2. His talking heads have been on TV
  3. He gave a political speech (as if a major-party nominee could give any other type of speech this close to election day) at the Clinton Global Initiative
  4. He has claimed that bailout negotiations are going poorly, even though reports suggest the contrary
  5. He is supposedly headed to Washington to take part in a White House photo-op (I say "supposedly" because he told David Letterman the same thing YESterday, as Adam Sandler might put it)

In any case, putting it all together, I think the only appropriate term for what McCain is doing is Pretend Suspend. He and his campaign are an ever-growing farce.


*I didn't list the fact that McCain's campaign ads are still running in multiple states, because the consensus around the net seems to be that a sincere effort to take them down would take a while. So we'll see about that one.

Posted by Jonah Gelbach on September 25, 2008 at 11:54 AM in Current Affairs | Permalink

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The event in question, which you've aptly broken into 5 parts (is that you Roy Black?) involves Senator McCain attending the Clinton Global Initiative in New York and then traveling to Washington and issuing a joint-statement with Senator Obama (not a "photo-op"). And one of his advisors briefly appeared on Fox.

And, while we're at it, the bailout plan is *not* going well, that much is true. We may disagree as to our standards of "poorly."

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0908/13918.html

And are you going to *Pretend-Credit* Jonathan Martin as the entire basis of your post? I guess "Intellectual Honesty Trumping Partisanship" is an "ever-growing farce."

Posted by: Aaron Williams | Sep 26, 2008 11:21:31 AM

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