Thursday, October 02, 2008

Comparing Bush with McCain

Rolling Stone
"This is the story of the real John McCain, the one who has been hiding in plain sight. It is the story of a man who has consistently put his own advancement above all else, a man willing to say and do anything to achieve his ultimate ambition: to become commander in chief, ascending to the one position that would finally enable him to outrank his four-star father and grandfather.

In its broad strokes, McCain’s life story is oddly similar to that of the current occupant of the White House. John Sidney McCain III and George Walker Bush both represent the third generation of American dynasties. Both were born into positions of privilege against which they rebelled into mediocrity. Both developed an uncanny social intelligence that allowed them to skate by with a minimum of mental exertion. Both struggled with booze and loutish behavior. At each step, with the aid of their fathers’ powerful friends, both failed upward. And both shed their skins as Episcopalian members of the Washington elite to build political careers as self-styled, ranch-inhabiting Westerners who pray to Jesus in their wives’ evangelical churches.

In one vital respect, however, the comparison is deeply unfair to the current president: George W. Bush was a much better pilot."

11 Comments:

Anonymous Berserker said...

Oh snap indeed.

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Tainted Ink said...

That Condi Rice pic cracks me up.

12:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That last line is worthy of a cringe followed by "Ooooh... OUCH."

4:16 AM  
Blogger Sirkowski said...

How many times did McCain crash his plane? 5 times?

(Checks Viet Nam Veterans Against John McCain.Com)

Yep, 5 times. Good thing daddy was an admiral.

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's sad how the failure are always vote in.
-Jg21me

4:33 PM  
Blogger Sirkowski said...

“What’s the difference between Trig Palin and Sarah Palin?”

“One’s a mentally deficient political token and the other has Down syndrome.”

X-D

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Tainted Ink said...

Seems like the name Trig would almost guarantee mental deficiency of some sort. The apple doesn't fall far the tree, I guess.

11:11 PM  
Blogger Sirkowski said...

Someone said, it's pretty mean to name the kid Trig, considering it's something he'll never be able to do...........

11:45 PM  
Anonymous ak said...

crash number 4 and 5 dont seem to be his doing, but damn 134 dead id like to know more about crash #4

hell I'm definitely an Obama voter now,

unless you have some dirt on him aswell sirk...

5:43 AM  
Blogger Sirkowski said...

Well... he's black.
X-D
Kidding

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't forget how he "pals around with terrorists"!

speaking of Palin, I'm pretty sure she can't do trig either. wouldn't be surprised if long division is out of her reach...

4:03 AM  

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