Tuesday, June 24, 2008


As if we didn't already know this was how the GOP operated, it's still nice to have it handed to us on a nice platter with a McCain insignia. The server, senior McCain adviser Charlie Black, decided that it would be a good move to publicly wish for a terrorist attack so that McCain can slip in on fear.

"The adviser, Charlie Black, was quoted in an interview with Fortune magazine describing the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in December was an “unfortunate event” but adding that: “But his knowledge and ability to talk about it re-emphasized that this is the guy who’s ready to be commander in chief. And it helped us.” The magazine then added: “As would, Black concedes with startling candor after we raise the issue, another terrorist attack on U.S. soil. ‘Certainly it would be a big advantage to him,’ says Black."

Rather than taking issue with what he said because I was not surprised in the least, I'm wondering if this would still work. Are people still convinced that because the GOP got us into war, that they are the best at protecting us? What bizarro world do we live in where this reasoning makes sense? This is not a "don't change horses" argument. This is a "the horse had to be euthanized because he broke his leg" argument.

My question: Will McCain fire him and will the media pick up on the underlying story?

This is not a gaffe. This is wishful thinking from a seriously disturbed political party. If McCain does not fire this douche now, he can never again walk around like he's more patriotic than Uncle Sam himself. McCain can weasel out of this one, but the GOP is in too deep to escape their skeletons.