Telling fish stories and grasping at pigs

Reindeer DroppingsThe McCain-Palin Campaign released a new campaign ad the other day. Grandpa McCain is trying to tell that he and his earmark queen running mate are the “Original Mavericks.” That they will take on the special interests in Washington, D.C.; and that they represent the change America needs. You guessed it, more reindeer droppings from the GOP.

They are still using the long discredited story that claims Palin opposed the infamous “bridge to nowhere.” She only opposed it when it no longer existed as an earmark and had become and embarrassment to the Republican Party and Alaska. These liars are still telling rallies across the country that Palin sold the state jet on eBay for a profit, when not only wasn’t it sold on eBay, it was sold to a campaign contributor at a loss.

So naturally, when Senator Obama pointed out that their ads and statements were outright lies, the McCain-Palin campaign was a bit embarrassed. In a desperate grasp to catch their fall they seized on Obama’s analogy comparing their lies to putting lipstick on a pig. Senator Obama said:

“John McCain says he’s about change too, and so I guess his whole angle is, ‘Watch out George Bush – except for economic policy, health care policy, tax policy, education policy, foreign policy, and Karl Rove-style politics – we’re really going to shake things up in Washington.’ That’s not change, that’s just calling something the same thing something different. You know, you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig. You know you can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change, it’s still going to stink after eight years. We’ve had enough of the same old thing”

Almost instantly the McPalin campaign feigned outrage saying that Obama’s remarks were offensive and a slap at Sarah Palin – despite the fact that McCain himself used the same phrase last year about a policy position of Hillary Clinton and, as Keith Olbermann pointed out tonight on Countdown, more than once.


But the stinky fish stories keep coming with another web ad from the McPalin campaign claiming that Senator Obama supported legislation that would mandate sex education for kindergarteners. Well that is just one more lie, and a really sick one at that.


Barack Obama supported legislation that would teach young children how to recognize inappropriate touching from adults. Of course, I can understand why these sick and distorted bastards would have a problem with children getting such information. It is much easier to hide abuse if you don’t tell children what abuse looks like. They would prefer that children not know that their priests, pastors, or other adults are molesting them.

With his own ad, McCain sides with the pedophilia lobby in support of making it easier for pedophiles to molest children. If the kids don’t know what it is then it didn’t happen; kind of like torture. Right?


It really doesn’t matter how much the GOP rolls up McPalin in the fish wrap they call change, they cannot hide the smell of the same old policies. No matter how much lipstick the GOP paints on the Queen of Pork and Rip Van Maverick, they will never be the reformers they want them to be. McPalin ‘08 is run by lobbyists and Christian extremists who determined to pave the way to the “end of times” while lining the pockets of the wealthy elite until the “rapture” comes.

They will do and say anything to stay in power. Don’t expect them to tell the truth any time soon. As we have learned from the GOP time and time again, facts really don’t matter because they think you’re stupid.

McCain-Palin, More of the Same.

  3 comments for “Telling fish stories and grasping at pigs

  1. Dan Chmielewski
    September 11, 2008 at 12:15 am

    Chris — I was amused that former Mass. governor Jane “Not So” Swift was leading the charge for Palin and McCain; Gov. Swift used state helicopters for personal travel and state workers to babysit her kids while in office. She was so inept and so detested by voters in Mass (she ascended to the Governor’s office when Paul Celucci was named ambassador to Canada), hat she stepped aside to allow Mitt Romney to run. I this is the caliber of person leading the McCain charge, he’s screwed.

  2. d'Anconia
    September 11, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    Hey Chris you forgot to mention that half of Obama’s speech was plagiarized from a cartoonist. Real Change huh?

  3. September 11, 2008 at 1:08 pm


    That all you,ve got? Come on, You usually provide far better commentary, albeit wrong, than this. The cartoonist did write the text, and Obama talked about it earlier in theweek in his interview with Olbermann.

    Given that this is a statement of fact, it is hardly plagiarism.

    Of course, if you want to go there, then everytime Palin or McCain use the words “Bridge to Nowhere” its plagiarism.

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