Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Other Viewpoints on McCain

Since J.R. has taken to referring to Obama as an "empty suit" I have been looking for some "liberal elite" commentary about McCain and as usual for this liberal elite, I find that Maureen Dowd is my favorite.

Some of my favorite excerpts from her latest column:

"The Arizona senator who built his reputation on being a brave proponent of big solutions is running a schoolyard campaign about tire gauges and Paris Hilton, childishly accusing his opponent of being too serious, too popular and not patriotic enough.

Even his own mother, the magical 96-year-old Roberta McCain, let slip that she thought the Paris Hilton-Britney Spears ad was “kinda stupid.”"


"McCain could dismiss W. as a lightweight, but he knows Obama’s smart. Obama wrote his own books, while McCain’s were written by Salter. McCain knows he’s the affirmative action scion of admirals who might not have gotten through Annapolis without being a legacy. Obama didn’t even tell Harvard Law School that he was black on his application.

McCain upbraids Obama for being a poppet, while he’s becoming a puppet. His mouth is moving but the words coming out belong to his new hard-boiled strategist, Steve Schmidt, a Rove protégé, nicknamed “The Bullet” for his bald pate.

Schmidt has turned Mr. Straight Talk into Mr. Desperate Straits. It’s not a good trade."


J.R. said...

Sen. McCain's mom is a harsh critic, with a wicked sense of humor. Personally, I liked the Paris/Britney ad because it was a comic way at poking fun at Sen. Obama's celebrity. There should be some fun in all of this. And, I will admit, the empty suit is a very nice suit. :)

Cousin Mark said...

I think Paris is enjoying the publicity! Haven't watched her little ad though.

I'm headed to Dem. country this weekend (NYC)for a friend's wedding. Should be fun and a lot cooler than Houston.

Anonymous said...

This is all ridiculous. An editorial from the daily show showed that Paris Hilton's parents donated the maximum amount possible to McCain's campaign. Poor form.