September 24, 2008
McCain goes even lower.
An allegory is an extended metaphor. This first part is an allegory.
In South Korea, in September, 1965 the monsoons carried late. The division was called on alert; real or just a field exercise, who knows, who cared, it didn’t matter. Once we’d reached our destination, in the dark, in the pouring rain, my guess is that it was some green-assed second louie who came up with the idea that what was needed was everyone to dig a fox hole. You don’t need to know by what names we referred to the fellow, only that supposing his mother was a female canine would have been an extraordinary upgrade in his genealogy.
Dig a shovelful and most of what had been excavated would cascade back in. And as much as you dug and as deep as you got, with every inch lower you hoped you had reached as deep and as dirty and as foul as it could get. (This was rice paddy terrain, remember!)
That’s how I feel about John McCain. Whenever you think he couldn’t possibly get lower, dirtier, more foul, you find he must think he’s drilling, baby, drilling for a new low. John McCain has made George Bush appear as an alter boy when it comes to truthfulness, honor, and anything that’s the least humanly decent; a task I’d have heretofore considered beyond mortal means.
Today is an example. (Initially I had typed “prime” example, but it dawned on me that nothing positive can possibly apply to this low-life sleazebag.
At 8:30 this morning, Senator Barack Obama had one of his staff phone the McCain headquarters. The purpose of the call was to solicit agreement that the two campaigns issue a joint statement concerning the current fiscal crisis gripping the country and the world. Given what follows, it’s critical to bear in mind that it was Senator Obama who initiated the process, who had his staff place the call, and the reason fro the call.
Senator McCain agreed that a joint statement would, under the current turbulent circumstances, be an appropriate thing to do. The topic concerning suspension of the respective campaigns arose, as did the matter of the upcoming debate. It was agreed between the camps that, first things being first, the joint statement ought to proceed before any other decisions were concluded.
The first thing Senator McCain did was to notify Fox News that he was suspending further campaign activities. He was headed to Washington, to fix the mess! And, oh yeah, in front of cameras rolling, he was calling on Senator Obama to, in the spirit of non-partisanship, to reschedule the debate!