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11 October 2008

Fair and Balanced

About two hours, I wrote that John McCain is a "liar/cheater/treason-able/plane-crashin'/run-away-from-danger-living silver-spoon born punk." This assertion holds true. But I feel compelled to point out an interesting Washington Post story that the Inky picked up today. (Speaking of the Inky, that's a great AP photo from an Obama rally in West Philly today from their website.)
In any event, here's an excerpt which proves that McCain might not be as evil and backward and contemptible as the "people" who support him.

The Republican nominee drew a cascade of boos from the crowd when he called Obama "a decent person" and told an expectant father that he did not have to be scared if Obama becomes president.
"We want to fight and I want to fight, but we will be respectful," McCain said, again prompting loud boos when he declared that he admired Obama's accomplishments. "I want everyone to be respectful, and let's be sure we are. . . . That doesn't mean you have to reduce your ferocity. It's just got to be respectful."
At one point in the event, McCain grabbed back the microphone from an older woman who had begun to say that she didn't like Obama because he is an Arab.
"No, ma'am. No, ma'am," McCain said. "He's a decent, family man, a citizen who I just happen to have serious differences with on fundamental questions."
His comments came a day after an angry crowd at a Wisconsin rally shouted epithets about the Democratic nominee, pumped their fists in the air, and catcalled repeatedly when Obama's name was mentioned. Several called Obama a "socialist," and many flipped their middle finger as a press bus drove by.

Christ Almighty, has this country ever been so divided? Also, might somebody be kind enough to tell me what the "epithets about the Democratic nominee" were?

And, excuuuuse me as I try to raise my arm over my shoulder, but people still say we don't need capital punishment for stupidity and ignorance? On the plus side, t'least they'll roast on a spit in the hellfire.

Bonus find! Sarah Heath on Sports!


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