Sunday, September 28, 2008

Old Spice/Bible Spice '08*

John McCain's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week seems to be continuing this week.

The New York Times reports on McCain's personal gambling jones and his campaign's deep ties to the gambling industry.

Mr. "I'll suspend my campaign" didn't even go to Capitol Hill for the bailout negotiations yesterday; he went to his condo in Arlington (where as one wag put it, he cleaned the fridge and puttered around the house.) Feel the leadership.

On the Jerry Springer front, the Times of London is reporting that the McCain campaign is considering having Sarah Palin's 17-year-old pregnant daughter get married before the election. No joke. Well, it would be a huge joke, but that is being reported.

Fareed Zakaria, Newsweek's conservative columnist, excoriates the Palin pick: Palin is Ready? Please.

The LATimes reports that while Palin was mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, she told a local teacher that dinosaurs and humans coexisted when the earth was created 6000 years ago. Walk the dinosaur!

In the debate Friday night, McCain attacked Obama for saying that if Pakistan wouldn't go after bin Laden, we would. Then Bible Spice was questioned by a citizen while ordering a cheesesteak in Philadelphia on Saturday (finally, she has found a task for which she is qualified -- ordering a cheesesteak) and Palin basically restated and backed Obama's position. McCain was asked about this on ABC this morning and said, in effect, that it's not fair to use a candidate's answers to questions to attack them:

Five days until the VP debate. Can't wait!

*Old Spice/Bible Spice '08 is stolen from a commenter on Balloon Juice from the post-debate thread; I can't find the direct link right now.


Peter Gene said...

I'm a new reader but an interested one. I'm trying to compile a list of all the funny/disparaging Sarah Palin nicknames I can find and attribute, and I'm adding "Bible Spice". Where did you hear it from? Thanks

truth said...

As I said at the end of the post, it was used by a commenter on the post-debate thread on Balloon Juice.