October 4th, 2008

Apollo 4 on column of fire

Barack Obama has been staring down John McCain at least since 2006

See [link] and [link].

I vaguely remember this, too. Here is what John McCain got for all his terrier-like yapping at Barack Obama:

I confess that I have no idea what has prompted your response. But let me assure you that I am not interested in typical partisan rhetoric or posturing. The fact that you have now questioned my sincerity and my desire to put aside politics for the public interest is regrettable but does not in any way diminish my deep respect for you nor my willingness to find a bipartisan solution to this problem.

Brent Budowsky used a word today to describe Joe Biden’s performance in the debate, and that word applies to Obama as well: courtly.

Apollo 4 on column of fire

Hammer into Anvil

‘Hammer into Anvil’—easily my favorite episode of ‘The Prisoner’. Guess which two presidential candidates it reminds me of.

The McCainiacs are going all-smears against Obama, and do you know what Obama ought to do, and one way or another will do or approximate doing? Turn to McCain, look him in the side of the face that is nearest (because McCain will avert his eyes), and tell him, calmly, with feeling, ‘John, I still respect you.’
Apollo 4 on column of fire

Wasilla accent

Kristy tells me that weird accent Sarah Palin has is because during the Depression a bunch of Minnesotans were transplanted up there to Wasilla. Though to me she seems more Wisconsin in spirit than Minnesotan; Minnesotans are more mind your own business. Palin, that is, with her slap-in-the-back ways. Very Lambeau Field, I would imagine. Kristy is more New Yorko-Orleanian.