I've been pretty quiet on politics and government for a time. Been occupied elsewhere, though I have paid attention to what's going on. The potential FISA sellout, the unwarranted search and seizure of electronic devices at our borders, etc. I've also been watching the candidates closely. This lit up my radar today and the theme is RESPECT:
You just have to hand it to John McCain. He just doesn't know when to keep his mouth closed (which is most of the time). The man is mean spirited and an ugly loser. Just what we need in the Oval Office with his finger on the button. Yeah, the button that can put us into WWIII with one temper tantrum.
"Carter was a lousy president," McCain observed to Ralston. "This is the same guy who kissed Brezhnev."
And this from the guy who hugged Bush. Carter, whether you appreciate his work or not, deserves more respect. Which seems to be McCain's problem. RESPECT. He just doesn't have it.
And though this is not news, this was the clincher for me:
Three reporters from Arizona, on the condition of anonymity, also let me in on another incident involving McCain's intemperateness. In his 1992 Senate bid, McCain was joined on the campaign trail by his wife, Cindy, as well as campaign aide Doug Cole and consultant Wes Gullett. At one point, Cindy playfully twirled McCain's hair and said, "You're getting a little thin up there." McCain's face reddened, and he responded, "At least I don't plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you c***." McCain's excuse was that it had been a long day. If elected president of the United States, McCain would have many long days.
This segment was from here. So he calls his wife not only a whore, but the "c" word. Classy. All because she joked his hair was thinning. If he can't treat Mrs. McCain, the mother of his children, with respect, then he won't treat the rest of us with respect. No way I'd vote for this creep. He crossed a line here. A big one. One I'm not willing to forgive. I'm surprised she did.
Nope, the Republicans made a bad choice here, no matter your position on Obama. We don't need another cowboy in the White House. Think long and hard on this one, folks. There HAS to better choices out there. Tell the GOP you don't like theirs.