Friday, August 29, 2008

SOS!* McCain’s POW Card Waterloo

Crooks and Liars, with video. Absolutely pathetic. McCain has turned himself into a laughingstock with his inappropriate references to the POW deal as an excuse for everything.

Since it’s no longer taboo to point out John McCain’s ridiculous and offensive attempts to use of his experience as a POW as if it’s somehow an excuse for everything from his extramarital affairs to his rule-breaking to his having more pieces of real estate than he can keep track of, and so on, we would be remiss if we didn’t point this one out too.

When CNN’s Walter Isaacson confronted John McCain about his professed love of the band of ABBA, which of course was a lame attempt to cater to “disaffected Hillary supporters” as his blogger Michael Goldfarb made clear, McCain (you guessed it) whipped out the trusty ol’ POW card to explain:

“What were you thinking?,” Isaacson asked him, looking incredulous.

“If there is anything I am lacking in, I’ve got to tell you, it is taste in music and art and other great things in life,” McCain joked. “I’ve got to say that a lot of my taste in music stopped about the time I impacted a surface-to-air missile with my own airplane and never caught up again.”

But, as Spencer Ackerman was quick to point out:

What? McCain was shot down in 1967. ABBA began making music in 1972. Don’t try this sh** on me, McCain! Your POW experience has nothing to do with your Partridgey musical taste.

Cue the mockery**… Nicole thinks maybe we should just put out a distress signal for McSame instead

Nah, fuck it. Let him shoot himself down again while he's in the air over the shark.

*SOS - every serviceman's favorite breakfast dish, creamed beef(?) on toast AKA 'Shit On a Shingle'. Yum!

**At first glance I thought it said 'cue the monkey'. It still fits.

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