Monday, February 19, 2007

Senator McCain’s Views on George W.?

While Senator John McCain stumped through South Carolina, the everpresent shadow of George W. Bush loomed large without ever officially announcing its presence. The Bush campaign painted John “as unstable” during their Republican Presidential competition many years ago. Since then George W. Bush has shown America the best way to destabilize the whole Middle East.

Yet, Senator McCain chose to beat up on Bush’s proxy instead of the Commander in Chief when he said, "We are paying a very heavy price for the mismanagement - that's the kindest word I can give you - of Donald Rumsfeld, of this war."

For the second time in over two years McCain assailed Defense Chief Rumsfeld, calling him one of the worst ever to fill that role. In December 2004 the Senator from Arizona repeatedly said he had “no confidence” in the Pentagon Chief. It took nearly two years and the loss of Republican majority in both houses of Congress for Donald to resign.

So what kind of Commander in Chief keeps an inept person in charge for two years after the problem has been identified? Would that be a bumbler, a nincompoop, a buffoon, a dwebe or a dork?

I feel sorry for Senator McCain. As he walks through the valley of the shadow of George, he must feel evil. Yet he cannot speak to this evil for fear of offending George’s base. The super rich need their permanent tax cuts and the “religious right” needs to control everyone else’s genitalia (while being rewarded by God with vast amounts of wealth).

So in a huge déjà vu, Senator McCain walks through South Carolina fixing to come unglued. He delivered a big pile of abstinence before smacking down Roe vs. Wade. He walks the yellow brick road in search of the Wizard with power to give him the nomination. Who’s behind the curtain? Is it James Dobson, Rev. Jerry Falwell, Rev. Sun Myung Moon, Rev. Pat Robertson, future Christian psychologist Ted Haggard, or the luminaries on The Carlyle Group or Goldman Sachs board?

Stay tuned as John McCain walks through the Iranian forest chanting, “Bombs, Boats, and Planes, Oh My!” Don’t miss the Senator taking on the Wicked Witch of the Big Apple. Will he toss water on her, causing her to melt away or will he miss and accidently hit the Wizard of Waco (actually Crawford), melting away his clothes? George Bush naked again when he thinks he is finely appointed? It’s a familiar sight…

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