Thursday, February 21, 2008

That Actually Took Less Time Than I Thought It Would...

The New York Times ("We trash more Republicans before 9:00am than all of the other newspapers in the world, combined.") took a journalistic dump on its favourite Republican, maverick Senator John Sidney McCain, III (R-Keating Five).

The man has mathematically eliminated Governor Mike Huckabee, and driven all of the other competition--save for Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX)--out of the race. He is poised to face either Senator Clinton or Obama, and he could win against one of them, if only the Republicans would get out and support him.

In order to ensure that doesn't happen (and if the whole Keating Five thing weren't enough), the Times beat up on McCain, like the staff of the Hanoi Hilton did so many years ago.

The Times suggests that Senator McCain, the man who abridged the Constitution, has done some unethical things.

My first reaction was, "A politician doing unethical things?" Of course, there are some ethical members of the Con...ha, ha, ha. No, I can not even type that with a straight face.

Then, I thought, "Maybe the Times editorial page has a genuine scoop." But, the story is mostly unsourced.

Finally, I settled on the truth. That the Times was waiting until Senator McCain was inevitable; and, that Governor Romney had endorsed him (another flip-flop if he now unendorses Senator McCain). This gives most Republicans, who already had a bad taste in their mouths about the Arizona Senator, yet another reason to place him in a burlap bag and beat him with reeds (hypothetically speaking, of course).

Of course, the Times has the Obama Defence on which to fall back:

"Just words."

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