If I tried to put half of what I'm hearing from the McCain campaign on the stage as a play, I would be laughed out of the theatre by the audience because it would be totally unbelievable.
So, I'm guessing there are a lot of folks out there slapping their heads, or their knees or something laughing at just how silly things have gotten. Of course in the case of a presidential campaign the stakes are a bit higher, and, well, you know things like the future of the world kinda hang on the outcome. That's why I like plays. They are after all just plays.
So, hey, let's take a look at the events of this week that would end up being cut from the script shall we.
- The Pennsylvania Republican Party's Victory 2008 committee got caught sending an anti-Obama email that warned Jewish voters that a vote for Obama was equal to the "tragic mistake" that their ancestors who "ignored the warnings signs in the 1930's and 1940's." Like I said, this one wasn't anonymous. It was from the committee and inlcuded the signatures of prominent PA Republicans.
- John McCain's brother calls 911 to complain about a traffic tie up. Swears at the operator. Then calls back after a supervisor leaves a voice mail on his phone and continues to make a buffoon out of himself. This from the guy who called Northern VA, commie country.
- Sarah Palin puts the fashion world, and the RNC to shame with news that the RNC spent $150,000 on wardrobe and that her makeup artist was the highest paid campaign staffer in the first two weeks of October.
- A McCain supporter fancies up a hoax saying she was attacked and mutilated by a large black man who carved a 'B' in her face, after discovering she was a McCain supporter. Oh, and reports say that the McCain campaign was feeding details of the event to the press before the details were released by the cops.
I still say it isn't over, but it sure feels like it is getting close. I also still have some hunches that think that some of the absolute befuddlement behind the McCain campaign might just be intentional, given how absolutely unenthusiastic the Far Right acted about McCain getting the nomination. Playing for 2012? I think many are, assuming that the next 4 years are going to be hell no matter what happens and we might as well let the Democrats take the rap for it.
Who really knows, but this is turning quickly from comedy to farce to unbelievable.