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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

"Someone's Putting Something in His Metamucil!"

McCain canceled his appearance on the Letterman Show today, just before it began taping. Here is Letterman's hilarious take on the turn of events.

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Blogger Joe B. said:


So, because there's a financial crisis, Senator McCain cannot take 90 minutes to address how he will face challenges around the world, including how and when he will send American troops to fight, and possibly die.

Wow. Troops would sure love that luxury.

Unfortunately, though, insurgents in Iraq don't stop shooting at us, or setting IEDs, because our Commander in Chief needs a breather to figure out Wall Street.

Al Qaeda in the Afghanistan/Pakistan border region don't send our troops notes that read, "Hey, I hear you guys are tied up with Wall Street. Your President needs to concentrate on other things, so we'll give you a break. So, to make things easier on you, here's our coordinates."

Nor do our troops get a few days to figure out how to hold onto an area we've secured, if there's an unexpected attack. Sometimes we need to deal with multiple flare-ups at once in any warzone. We'd sure love a time-out, but sadly, the world isn't such a nice place that it gives us that kind of pity.

When you're Commander in Chief, I don't think there'd be a worse signal to send to our troops in harm's way than to say, "Hey, hold on guys. I know you're getting killed over there, but I have to get a time-out here to deal with Wall Street."

If troops need to multi-task without a break, is it so wrong that we demand that a potential President-in-waiting prove that he can manage a financial crisis, and still address crises around the world for 90 minutes? And, if a potential President-to-be can't manage that, is it wrong to think that maybe he ought not just suspend a debate and the campaign, but move aside and get out of the race?

Just something to think about.

September 24, 2008 7:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes, going to DC is more important. Should the market thoroughly crash, it is irretrievable.

If you want to get into who knows what it's like to be in a uniform (McCain) and who hasn't served a day (O'bama), let us know.

September 24, 2008 7:25 PM  

Blogger haikula said:

Yet another thousand original site visitors since this morning!

September 24, 2008 8:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Where is Valley Dope? One thinks she yearns to return to writing under this moniker, but just can't get her mojo back after her "F*ck McCain" post.


Hamburger Helper is a bit boring when it's all you have VD.

September 24, 2008 8:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mega Dittos

September 24, 2008 8:26 PM  

Blogger haikula said:

Check that. The last four numbers were 2462 when I posted this morning. The site has had 1,111 new visitors since then. See if Higby can confirm that.

What a blog! What a team! Thank you for shopping Mayor Sam's Sister City, the Home of Los Angeles Politics (and more)!

Do come again.

September 24, 2008 8:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Haven't heard from him/her/it in sometime.

September 24, 2008 8:56 PM  

Anonymous michael finnegan said:

Obama just cancelled his campaign to go to D.C. tomorrow! Wap! Take that, Joe Bama!

Yes, it's true! President Bush invited McCain and Obama to come to the White House Thursday, in effect cancelling Obama's campaign for at least a day.

Michael Finnegan

September 24, 2008 9:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It is crazy to vote for a muslim masquerading as a christian.

Even O'bama slipped and talked about his muslim background, and then said that he meant his supposed christianity.

The U.S. cannot afford a muslim president disguised as a christian. don't believe him. Muslim. Do you want him sworn in on a quoran? See what happens to the U.S.

Sincerely a flag-waving rightie.


September 24, 2008 9:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Haikula: Yes, it's hard to argue against the belief that quantity trumps quality, even when it means posting opinions that you don't believe in just to stir up controversy and generate hits.

Sounds like something that those crooked politicians in Washington would do.

September 24, 2008 10:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I would be one thing if McSame knew anything about the financial crisis and he could go to Washington to do something about it.

But he doesn't. He has said he doesn't understand all that complicated stuff.

So he uses this as an excuse to run from discussing it publicly, presenting his solutions, and asking for public support.

Now he can hide in a basement somewhere generating contributions from all those fat cats so he can base his campaign on media spots.

September 24, 2008 10:32 PM  

Anonymous getting back to you said:

How embarassing! Palin gets interviewed by Katie Couric. Naturally, the subject of the economic crisis comes up. Katie asks which specific things McCain has done in his 26 years in the Senator to deal with the problem of predatory lenders, etc.

After hemming and hawing like some airhead, Katie tries one last time to get an answer.

The answer was that Palin will look into this and get back to her.

Huh? The McCain people didn't think that she would be asked something like this so they filled her simple little brain with double talk and thought they could sneak it by Couric?

How terribly sad.


September 24, 2008 10:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What is Haikula bragging about at 8:02? When Mailander was on this blog the numbers were twice that.


September 24, 2008 11:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm pretty sure that Muslims aren't allowed to pray in Christian churches, baptize their children in them, and quote from the Bible.

Maybe there's a real reform sect of Islam that I don't know about.

September 25, 2008 1:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

when Joseph Mailander was posting here, it was months before you ever heard the name Sarah Palin. try again.

September 25, 2008 6:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Im going to get the video the media is playing over and over of Palin with the witch doctor in church. McCain is whimping out his campaign because he's afraid Palin will lose it. McCain going to Washington was a joke. He's not on the banking committee and it was reported there was nothing for him to do when he got there. Bush bailed him out and called on Obama. And Obama hasn't stopped his campaign. He can multi task and do more then one thing at a time unlike MCCAIN.

September 25, 2008 6:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

his return to washington will not resolve this economy. the debate might have been used as guidance for congress they could have used it that way!! stupid choice!!!

September 25, 2008 2:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When Mailander was on this blog, this blog was golden; no scratch that, this blog was PLATINUM. PT. 78.

I miss JM.

September 25, 2008 9:04 PM  

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