Friday, November 30, 2007

This loathsome campaign

The Parade of Fools

If, for some bizarre reason bordering on insanity, your pay grade or your corporate affiliation you were forced to watch the Republican presidential debate from St Petersburg, Florida last night, well, I pity you and pray for your swift recovery.

The collection of batshit crazy fucks on display on that stage defies probability as well as the power of words to describe adequately the unclean crapper that the Republican Party has become, but there they were anyway.

I won't waste your time repeating the filth that they were spouting, but I do want to pass along something from the only borderline sane old white man on that stage that night: John McCain.

Objecting to some rather bizarre assertions by Gov Mitt Romney about Mitt's non-position on torture, McCain emerged from his stupor long enough to blurt out some rather heart-felt words on the subject, to wit:

"Then I am astonished that you would think such a -- such a torture would be inflicted on anyone in our -- who we are held captive and anyone could believe that that's not torture. It's in violation of the Geneva Convention. It's in violation of existing law. And, governor, let me tell you, if we're going to get the high ground in this world and we're going to be the America that we have cherished and loved for more than 200 years, we're not going to torture people. We're not going to do what Pol Pot did. We're not going to do what's being done to Burmese monks as we speak.

"I suggest that you talk to retired military officers and active duty military officers like Colin Powell and others, and how in the world anybody could think that that kind of thing could be inflicted by Americans on people who are held in our custody is absolutely beyond me."

Regardless, nobody but nobody in any campaign is talking about shit like this or this from our oil buddies.

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