June 19, 2008
Real "change" I'd like to see...
I say this not to attack Rumsfeld, but McCain needs to distance himself from the Bush administration in order to win. Not only that, his very political ethos right now is built on having been right about Iraq, when Rumsfeld was wrong. If Rumsfeld were to actually endorse McCain, it would tend to minimize these differences in the minds of the voters, so I think the continued animosity is probably in the best interests of the McCain campaign, as well as Rumsfeld's personal pride.
But the piece says Rumsfeld may eventually support McCain anyway:
Some of McCain's colleagues in the Senate said they believe Rumsfeld will eventually support the GOP candidate.Well, Rumsfeld could hardly be expected to ever support Barack Obama. Unless, of course, he had a Robert McNamara-style "epiphany," regretted his "war crimes," and agreed (perhaps with "real tears") to face the people's tribunals.
Maybe Obama could promise him a pardon, and they could work together.
(Phew. I'm glad this is satire. Otherwise, we might be looking at an Obama Rumsfeld ticket! Ugh.)
MORE: Putting aside the pressing issue of Rumsfeld's vice presidential chances, what about Obama's LUST FOR BACON?
No, I don't mean Kevin! Come on, I'm trying to be serious, because this is a serious bacon issue. And via Glenn Reynolds, I see Ann Althouse is wondering whether the Obamas' lust for bacon is a bit overwrought, and reflects something else:
...such a huge deal was made out of the Obamas' lust for bacon, that I've started wondering if it was intended as a denial of the rumor that Obama is a Muslim.Nor is it bad to lust for bacon. (Unless you're a Muslim, of course.)
Might this also be a clever way of insinuating a libertarianish element into the campaign? In another post, Ann Althouse declares that because of the Obama pork passion,
The health nannying is shot to hell.I agree.
Maybe Obama could wear this T-shirt.
Politically, what matters most is not whether McCain spouted nonsense, but that he's getting it from such quintessential Bushian stalwarts as Rumsfeld and Rove.
However, considering Rove's legendary Satan status, I don't expect him to make Obama's VP short list.
(I might be wrong, of course....)
posted by Eric on 06.19.08 at 09:36 AM
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