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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Stuff I Didn't Get To -- 5/21/08

Ron Paul covers his ears
'Make the voices in my head stop!'

-Headline of the day-
"Unflattering Photos From The Campaign Trail."

CBS4 in in Florida has collected a few news photos from the campaign trail that demonstrate that presidential candidates are all human and stuff. "They have been photographed thousands of times over the last several months, always striving to look their best," we're told. "But there are always those shots the candidates for President wish hadn't been captured."

Shots like Ron Paul trying to keep his brain from exploding, Mike Huckabee being eaten by a bear, or John McCain just plain looking stupid.

There are 39 photos in all, so collect them all and impress your friends. (, via Political Wire)

-Someone pulled the stake out of Giuliani's heart-
Rudy rises from his political grave to argue that the war in Iraq is just a gosh darned wonderful thing. Sitting in on CNN with Kyra Phillips, Rudy said, "The media opinion is the Iraq War is some kind of big mistake. My opinion is we wouldn't be safe against terrorism if we hadn't taken the action we took in Afghanistan and Iraq."

That's right, it's the media who have decided the invasion of Iraq was a mistake, not you or me or other people with brains and pulses. The interview was actually a gold mine for people looking for reasons why Guiliani's campaign failed. In addition to his "Yay for war!" stance, he told Phillips that it would be a mistake for John McCain to distance himself from George W. Bush.

"I think President Bush has not been treated as fairly as he should be," Giuliani said. "He has protected us against terrorism when nobody thought it could be done." Seems to me that 9/11 happened on Bush's watch -- which would logically make his terrorism protection record the worst of any president in American history.

Still, if he wants to take his "John McCain is just like Bush" show on the road, don't think I'm going to complain about it. However, if something should happen to Rudy Giuliani, police should find out if John McCain has an alibi. (Raw Story, with video)

-In the battle of nutty preachers, McCain's guy wins-
Sam Stein reports that end times nutsack and McCain endorser John Hagee is freakin' crazy. It's not really news, but the evidence he uses is. According to the report, Hagee "argued in a late 1990s sermon that the Nazis had operated on God's behalf to chase the Jews from Europe and shepherd them to Palestine." Hagee said Hitler was a "hunter" sent by God to get Jews to go back to Israel and start the end times.

What is it with these guys and their fascination with Hitler? First Bush thought it'd be a good idea to go to Israel to talk about Hitler, now it turns out Hagee thinks he was practically angelic. Is John McCain going to have to answer for Hagee's endorsement now?

With this media? You're kidding, right? (Huffington Post, with clip)

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