1.) A visual representation of last night’s debate:
It feels good to act like a 12 year old fanboi sometimes.
2.) Next, I am in pain from laughing at the caption to the photo over here. Honest to goodness physical pain.
3.) Larison, as always, is worth a read:
First a few words about the bizarre debate over what happened to the “real” McCain, which becomes more relevant as McCain has started asking, “Who is the real Barack Obama?” Even among McCain critics, there are some who still insist on coming up with excuses for the former media darling, and they echo the excuses journalists have made for McCain for years: sure, he’s lying about this or that, but he’s clearly uncomfortable doing it, which proves that he’s actually a good guy. More recently, McCain has seemed angrier and grumpier than usual, prompting the same excuses: he doesn’t enjoy doing this kind of campaigning, and it shows, which somehow makes it better. This has been the strange ethical standard applied to McCain for as long as I can remember. According to this odd view, if someone is not very proficient at lying and smearing his opponents and gives the impression that even he knows what he’s saying is nonsense, that somehow proves that he is honest and decent at heart. The correct view is exactly the opposite–if McCain knows the truth, doesn’t really believe what he’s saying and tells lies unconvincingly, that is evidence of the far deeper corruption of the man. Instead of being badly misguided or misinformed, he willfully says things that he knows have no merit or that he knows are unworthy of anyone in his position. In short, being a bad smear artist does not make someone ethical or honorable; it makes him unethical and incompetent.
I know a lot of you don’t click through, but you really should read the whole post.
4.) This post title made me laugh as well.
5.) This, as well, is pretty damned funny:
The fractious Michigan Republicans may not be doing McCain-Palin any favors by keeping the story that he’s abandoned the state alive. They’re now petitioning for a Palin visit.
The Democrats have answered with a petition to bring Tina Fey to Michigan.
6.) Apparently, the mortgage buyback scheme McCain tossed out last night was not even discussed internally at McCain HQ. Erratic.
7.) So this is how the inevitable meltdown of the right happens- to howls of laughter.
More as I see it…