Though perhaps equal in unintentioned creepiness, John McCain’s recent spate of lies is significantly more disturbing than even a hallucination inspiring 80’s New Wave video. Before this week, McCain made a lair of himself by undermining his two greatest campaigning promises:
1: He promised to run an honorable campaign on the issues. Somewhere around Paris Hilton and Moses, I think he ditched those pesky values.
2: He promised the nation that the determining factor for who would be his VP was going to be their ability to assume the office of President were he to meet an untimely end. Enter Sarah “There’s a Bush Doctrine? None of my handlers mentioned that” Palin.
Well, this week McCain outdid himself. He outright lied in at least two instance: when he complained about Obama’s “lipstick on a pig” statement (a folksy colloquialism McCain has used himself), and when he released an add saying that Obama wanted to teach “comprehensive” sex education to kindergartners… Obama’s plan is to teach children how to avoid sexual predators.
So Mr. McCain. You’ve proven that you’ll do anything and throw anyone under the bus to get elected. Now that you’ve ruled out your experience and character, what, exactly, are you running on again? Oh, Palin’s appeal to the gun-toting right. Meh, it just might work.