Waking-Up To John McCain

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I gotta tell you, waking-up to John McCain (on Morning Edition of course) was not half bad. Not that some Cheshire cat grin spread across my face with morning, uh, recall of the night before. But hearing his voice on the Renee Montagne interview talking about the situation in Russia/Georgia was a decent reassurance that we have a Republican out there with a strong brain wave on foreign policy. (McCain said we might be needing to readjust our relationships with Putin. Ya think?)

In other words, I didn’t lunge for the OFF button as I inevitability have over the last eight years… given the unfortunate circumstance, always a possibility, of waking-up to the idiot babble of George W. Bush on a morning news program.

Once McCain started talking about non-foreign policy though, he started regressing into utter bullshit, saying, when pressed by Montagne, that his campaign was surely NOT going negative over Obama. That’s just total crap, and McCain knows it, and he’s the worst bullshitter on the planet.

That’s why pointy-head NPR listeners (and reporters too) such as moi have always LIKED McCain. Because he was such a great non-bs’er. A sharp, silver-tongued, intelligent and humorous voice of reason… with some excellent banter served-up on the side.

Such as when he told the audience this morning to turn-off their computers for a minute and go outside and get some fresh air. Now that’s the old McCain we’ve grown to know and like over his many years of service; not afraid to tell his audience to go to hell and back, if that’s indeed where he feels they need to be directed.

But this New McCain makeover the RNC has given him, the one that has him spouting utter bs we don’t believe, such as ludicrous statements about how his campaign isn’t going negative, is moreorless botched plastic surgery, making him sound the way Priscilla Presley currently looks. Like, uh, not so great, eh?

What’s so freakin’ hard about letting McCain just be McCain, Repugs? When you take a genuine straight talker and have him all tied-up in bullshit and spin, guess what? We notice! And we’re reminded, yet one more time, about how we really don’t want to be in the same bedroom, bar, ktichen, hallway, boardroom, classroom, freeway, highway, war room… ANYWHERE… listening to, let alone voting for, a lying, phony Republican ever again.

Nor do I care to wake-up to one either. At least not a phony one who feels he’s so powerful and on-message and omnipotent, and that we the public are such dupe-able clueless sheep, that we’ll believe any line he tries out on us.

Listen here to McCain on Morning Edition.

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  1. Don’t get too excited about McCain’s brainwave. When he first started talking about the conflicted, he repeatedly kept Bush-izing Pres. Saakashvili’s name into “Shashkavili.” Beyond the lingual problems, he has flip-flopped a couple times on whether or not he wants to boot Russia out of the G8, a position he holds very strongly most of the time until he starts talking about how we need to work closely with our Russian friends on non-proliferation in general and Iran in particular. Then he talks about forming a “League of Democracies” (no word on whether this will include special tights), not including Russia, which in one speech will have military authority and basically supersede the UN (what a thrill to his right-wing base), but in another is *not* really a military thing after all, and isn’t so much a “league” as a, you know, kind of a gentleman’s agreement sort of thing maybe.

    Poor dude practically needs a dribble cup.

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  2. Hon, lemme just enjoy a minute or two of that morning bliss of dreaming happily of a radio alarm Presidential news blast with no W-speak on it. We all know how quickly that “bliss” stuff evaporates.

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