Thursday, September 25, 2008
So far today, we have the following evidence concerning John McCain's alleged suspension of his campaign:
- His press office is doing its normal thing
- His talking heads have been on TV
- 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
- He has claimed that bailout negotiations are going poorly, even though reports suggest the contrary
- 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.
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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."
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