Saturday, February 23, 2008

Become a "Friend" of John McCain!

I wanted to be included every time Bush III repeats his refrain.

It has almost an infinite number of variations and permutations.
As in:
. . . And thank you, my friends. . . . and I promise you, my friends . . . . . Hope, my friends, is a powerful thing. . . . . all the difference, my friends, all the difference in the world. . . . . And, my friends, I promise you, I am fired up and ready to go.
So, I've signed up with a number of other patriotic Americans here, at TheRealMcCain.
Hopefully, as our numbers grow, we will become numerous enough to merit a lobbyist or two, and be folded in with the rest of the friends of "More-of-the-Same" McCain! Or - even better - we can get John to become The Get-Clean-McCain!

4 Moderated Comments:

Anonymous Owen said...

Ralph Nader wants to be a friend of John McCain. Watch him run.

2/23/2008 05:01:00 PM  
Blogger Vigilante said...

Nader reached his nadir playing chicken in 2000. Look around you and see what that has cost us. When you're trying to take the country back from the grip of Neocons, you ought not to play with toy soldiers. Nader's constituency is the scrap heap of history and, by shunning his ass, that's where we can consign him.

2/24/2008 08:39:00 AM  
Blogger Vigilante said...

Trust in God and the NYT:

1998, Senator John McCain sent an unusually blunt letter to the head of the Federal Communications Commission, warning that he would try to overhaul the agency if it closed a broadcast ownership loophole.

McCain urged the commission to abandon plans to close a loophole vitally important to Glencairn Ltd., a client of Vicki Iseman, a lobbyist. The provision enabled one of the nation’s largest broadcasting companies, Sinclair, to use a marketing agreement with Glencairn, a far smaller broadcaster, to get around a restriction barring single ownership of two television stations in the same city.


McCain spokesmen say that the Senator ... was merely directing the commission to “not act in a manner contradictory to Congressional intent.” Mr. McCain wrote in the letters that a 1996 law, the telecommunications act, required the loophole; a legal opinion by the staff of the commission took the opposite view.

A review of the record, including agency records now at the National Archives and interviews with participants, shows that Mr. McCain, Republican of Arizona, played a significant role in killing the plan to eliminate the loophole.


This Vicki Iseman story has legs, indeed. Long legs.

2/24/2008 08:52:00 AM  
Blogger Soros' Proxy said...

David Ignatius, The Washington Post:

…To prepare for the next stage of the U.S. presidential campaign, try this thought experiment: Imagine the television footage of Barack Obama’s first trip abroad as president — the crowds in the streets of Moscow, Cairo, Nairobi, Shanghai, Paris, Islamabad. Now try to imagine the first visit by President John McCain to those same cities. McCain is a great man, and he would be welcomed with respect, deference, perhaps a bit of fear. Obama would generate different and more intense reactions — surprise and uncertainty, to be sure, but also idealism and hope. Now tell me which image would foster a stronger and safer America in the 21st century….

2/24/2008 02:23:00 PM  

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