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I could swear that John McCain left an ailing wife, who waited patiently for six years for him to return to the USA, after her multiple surgeries.

I could swear that while his wife was trying to heal, he had a few affairs, but the one that stuck was with a multi-millionaire heiress who didn't trust him enough to co-mingle her own assets with his.  

I could swear the heiress bought him a house so that he could run in a certain Congressional District.  I could swear that his first wife was "in shock" when McCain threw his wife over the side and pushed for a divorce.

I could swear that at various points John McCain has palled around with Dick Cheney and Charles Keating, sincere palling, to the extent that he gladly flew private jets with both, and was glad for his wife to invest in a shopping center with Keating.  I could swear all these things are irrefutably true, unlike Palin's hasty charge, based on one newspaper report she quoted erroneously, yesterday.

But I'd like this race to be about where America is going, not the places where the candidates have been.

Originally posted to joseph on Sun Oct 05, 2008 at 11:15 AM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Yes, because (0+ / 0-)

    they're mavericky my friends

    Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Republican. But I repeat myself. - President Harry Truman

    by notrouble on Sun Oct 05, 2008 at 11:19:17 AM PDT

  •  Rehnquist Wisdom (0+ / 0-)

    "It is impossible to build sound constitutional doctrine upon a mistaken understanding of constitutional history. . . . The establishment clause has been expressly freighted with Jefferson's misleading metaphor for nearly forty years. . . . There is simply no historical foundation for the proposition that the framers intended to build a wall of separation [between church and state]. . . . The recent court decisions are in no way based on either the language or the intent of the framers."
    William H. Rehnquist

  •  Out Smear the other (0+ / 0-)

    best....that is what we are coming to?

  •  What if Obama made McCain (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    JeffW, Steve Love, diana325

    stand by Palin's words. In the debate on Tuesday he could say "John, do you truly    believe I pal around with terrorists?" If so, ask him what evidence he has. Confront it head on. Challenge his integrity if he affirms the attack and tell him he's using desperate tactics.

    When I had no roof / I made audacity my roof. --Robert Pinsky

    by Crestingwave on Sun Oct 05, 2008 at 11:33:56 AM PDT

  •  I want this (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    JeffW, bill warnick, Steve Love

    I want to talk about character.  I want to talk about associates.  I want to talk about business dealings.

    Because we WIN THERE, TOO.

    Charles Keating.  Vicki Iselin.  Pill-popping, home-wrecking Cindy McCain, for crying out loud.  And let's not forget the Alaska Independence Party.  These associations are DAMNING.  Use them, and put that campaign out of its misery.

    I haven't forgotten The Path to 9/11, Disney. You're still dead to me.

    by beemerr on Sun Oct 05, 2008 at 11:36:35 AM PDT

  •  Yeah... (0+ / 0-)

    ...they want to go there. And when they get there, they'll wish they'd stayed at home!

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight. John McCain = Old Boat Anchor

    by JeffW on Sun Oct 05, 2008 at 11:42:47 AM PDT

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