It’s obvious that the big fat snickering albatross around John McCain’s neck this fall is George W. Bush. We all know that. With a current approval rating of 28%, and a national populace where 54% state they want a president who will bring about change, even if they are less experienced, that’s pretty much a no-brainer. So McCain, understandably, has been actively trying to distance himself from all things dubya. He even stood in front of that hideous green wall the other night, telling us he was a ‘change candidate’.
Although the speech was universally panned by left and right alike, you still have to understand that he may make mistakes, gaffes, and weird death-like grimaces as he flees from the current administration as fast as his 71 year old legs will take him.
But wait… A strange twist.
In a totally unexpected move, John McCain has opted for the 2-albatross approach. Who is the only member of the current administration with LOWer approval ratings? Who could possibly be more disastrous to have tied around your neck than GWB? Why, the Lord of Darkness himself – Dick Cheney. Check out this actual real-life quote from John McSame. This from Politico:
Asked whether he’d be interested in Cheney had the vice president not already have served under Bush for two terms, McCain said: “I don’t know if I would want him as vice president. He and I have the same strengths. But to serve in other capacities? Hell, yeah.”
Excuse me, did you just really truly say, “Hell, yeah”?!? And you and Cheney have the same strengths… Is it the pure evil part? The ability to maintain lifelike animation despite the lack of beating heart? Or is it just that you think your levels of slime-baggery are at roughly the same level. Inquiring minds want to know. So, keep talking about it a lot. Please.