Following closely on the heels of his saying that "the economy is fundamentally strong" soon after a 500 point drop on Wall Street, hundred of billions in losses and the failure of Lehman Brothers, Republican Presidential candidate, John McCain seems to have come up with what many election observers are calling perhaps the greatest gaffe ever committed by any political candidate in history.
Despite an attempt by McCain spokesman, Tucker Bounds, to quiet the candidate, McCain continued. "I really don’t know the first thing about economics, Senator Obama wants to touch pre-school kids inappropriately, and I needed to put lipstick on my pig before I could have sex with her with my eyes open."
When confronted the next day about his comments by Good Morning America host, Diane Sawyer, an obviously perturbed McCain, blamed the media for distorting his comments by airing them.
"I was just saying that pretty much that everyone has to go to the crapper on a regular basis and if you check Senator Obama’s website, you’ll find pictures of him with kids of which I have no idea what he’s done with them," explained McCain. "As far as my pig...have you seen her?"
Then, after telling Larry King that he is "perhaps the least qualified to run the country," McCain’s lead over Obama increased by three points.
Award-winning TV writer, Steve Young, is author of "Great Failures of the Extremely Successful" (www.greatfailure.com) and blogs at the appropriately named steveyoungonpolitics.com