10 June 2008
McCain, you're a jackass
Earlier this month, John McCain told the following joke at a Republican Senate fundraiser (story at Salon.com):
"Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Because her father is Janet Reno."
What?! This is the kind of thing elementary school kids or drunk 20-somethings say. This begs the question, Has John McCain's old brain retreated to 5th grade or is he just drunk?
Yes, I know it's just a joke, but this man is running for prez, and eight years of jackass in the White House is already eight years too many.
Unfortunately, although many newspapers reported on the joke, few major papers actually published its words, citing it as too viscious. I call that soft reporting with a little sugar coating. I don't need to be coddled by journalists. Give me the details, you hacks.
Thus, the tighten smacks twice: John McCain and News Media, tighten up!
Posted by Will at 11:15 AM