title>Lady Liberty Defended: McCain for President?
Lady Liberty Defended
Thursday, February 07, 2008
  McCain for President?
I might paint my face half Pictish blue and half black hand (of death) in honor of my Irish, Scot and NA forebears who have fought and died that the "man" be he king or socialist would have no hand in our lives... but... I just can't warm to John McCain for POTUS.

"He's a military guy! He'll kick terrorist butt!" is one thing I've heard. BUT, John McCain was a pilot. He wasn't a strategist, he wasn't a tactician, he was the operator of a hugely complicated piece of machinery made an officer by a system that couldn't abide trusting hugely complicated and expensive pieces of machinery to mere enlisted men (as was once done).

"Well he's a conservative, he got 86% rating on conservative issues from _________." Yeah, he's MORE conservative than Barackillary O'Clinton but by how much? His primary supporters prior to the sudden "movement" were all independents and liberals voting across party lines or other liberal politicos like Senator Lieberman. He's co-authored McCain/Feingold, McCain/Kennedy and McCain/Lieberman all of which are liberal bills.

"He was inspired by Ronald Reagan when he was a POW!" Ok, that's fine. How did that happen? Was he in his comfy cell watching the Gipper give the commies hell? I think it was more along the lines of Hillary Rodham being named after Sir Edmund Hillary BEFORE he climbed Mount Everest...

I got a phone call from "John McCain" the other day. I suppose it was in anticipation of the Virginia primary this coming Tuesday. Whoever it was read a list of purely conservative things that he promised to do if elected. I say whoever it was because the voice was so uninspiring, so dull and obviously struggling to say those things without betraying emotion (true emotion of disgust, perhaps) that it was flatter than a pancake. I've heard more enthusiasm from the guy telling me my car warranty has expired. Moreover this was BEFORE Romney "suspended" his campaign.

The wife and I have had long conversations on this subject. We're not particularly enthusiastic about voting for McCain. Ok, so we're dead set against it and we don't know what could possibly change our minds. Anyway, we've come to a conclusion. We'll vote. We'll walk into the booth and if Romney is still on the ballot, that's who we'll vote for. If he isn't we'll vote for _______. Yep, I guess we'll write it in. Maybe we'll be one of those who vote for Mickey Mouse in the primary. At least he's honest about being a fantasy character whereas CONSERVATIVE John McCain isn't quite so honest...


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