August 6, 2008

NYT McCain’s Green-Eyed Monster - Op-Ed -

Maureen Dowd gets in right in her New York Times Op-Ed piece on just how badly the last generation's leaders resent Barack Obama. She chides Bill Clinton and Jesse Jackson for they their obvious resentment to the new politcal star in the American firmament. She saves her sharpest jibes for celeb-star wannabe John McCain:

The Arizona senator who built his reputation on being a brave proponent of big solutions is running a schoolyard campaign about tire gauges and Paris Hilton, childishly accusing his opponent of being too serious, too popular and not patriotic enough.

Even his own mother, the magical 96-year-old Roberta McCain, let slip that she thought the Paris Hilton-Britney Spears ad was “kinda stupid.”

McCain’s 2000 strategist, John Weaver, was equally blunt with Newsweek’s Jonathan Alter: “It’s hard to imagine America responding to ‘small ball’ when we have all these problems.”

Now Paris Hilton is responding to McCain's video ad with an ad of her own calling the candidate "old" and "wrinkly". Of course McCain's campaign flaks decided that Paris really likes the old guy but the video doesn't really go that far.
Let's hope the polls show McCain that is imitation of Bush/Rove tactics is not what people want right now. Lets hope he decides we need a real debate on policy and vision.



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