The Washington Post attempts to make lemonade:
Two years after his bitter loss in pursuit of the White House, the 73-year-old McCain now begins a final 10-week push and will be the heavy favorite. The Democratic race was still undecided, but whoever emerges will have an uphill fight in heavily conservative Arizona.
That means McCain will likely be back in the Senate next year, raising a number of questions about the future of a gridlocked Washington.
Will he work with Democrats again? Will he play a role in immigration legislation? Will he be Obama’s chief nemesis?…
(h/t commentor SuibhanDuinne for the heads-up)
Of course not. That would require integrity. SATSQ.
Didn’t Bible Spice endorse McCain? Pretty sure she wore the black leather jacket with the tit-zips for that endorsement.
The thought of 6 more years of this dinosaur makes me cringe.
I’d really like to move, but the bad economy has me shackled here.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
No, no and no. He’ll be no more and no less a “nemesis” than Susan Collins or Mike Crappo or any other no-name back-bencher doing exactly as he’s told in the filibuster caucus by Mitch McConnell. He’ll be on teevee more, but no one outside of DC will care.
The really Big Question is, “Will he be back on the Sunday political programs?”
Don’t forget. Good news for Tea Party!
Jim, Foolish Literalist
Such a fantastic display of repressed mutual loathing and political co-dependency. She was making jokes about his age while he and Cindy gritted their teeth into a grin. Palin hadn’t had that much fun since she got to shriek about pallin’ aroun’ with terr’rrissts. It was a mirror-image of Bill Clinton saving Joe Lieberman’s ass in ’06
I suggest to the Test Prep Daily that efforts to make lemonade out of shit might be pointless.
I don’t know. At least the piece starts out with the idea that John McCain might be “bitter.” In olden times that would have been “Shoot from the hip maverick untouchable man of integrity POW McCain….” Bitter Old Loser. Think that about sums it up.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
I am glad that creepy little fuck Bill McCallum lost. Always glad to see an impeachment manager get his ass handed to him. I think little Lindsey may be the only one left in Washington.
Puppy pick me up
I wonder what historians researching this time period decades from now will think of John McCain. I mean, every move this guy has ever made has coincided exactly with whatever he’s needed to do to make himself more powerful. He moved to the center when people were tired of right-wingers. He moved to the left after he went up against Bush and lost, and didn’t have much of a future with the GOP. He moved to the right when Bush needed his military credibility, and he moved more to the right when he wanted to be president. At no point along the way has he taken an unpopular position on principle, except for something like bombing Iran, which sort of proves the point that he’s all about power.
I suspect that future generations will hardly even know who McCain was since he’s accomplished little. Those who do will wonder what all the fuss was about. Probably chock it up to the desperation of the times, people wanting to desperately believe in someone with guts and principle.
Cleary, this is good news for Village dimwits.
@Jim, Foolish Literalist: Sensennbrenner is still there. He is so safe in that district. He was my rep when I grew up in that district and I moved away 20 years ago. The only thing he has done in my mind was serve as an impeachment manager in the House and turn off microphones in committee hearings.
@General Stuck: PUPPEH!!
Here’s a thought: let’s get Grandpa so pissed off he strokes out before the election. Then he gets incapacitated, Cindy dumps him, and we might just sneak a Dem in there. Either that or we get a semi-decent candidate to hammer Walnuts over and over until he breaks down on his own.
Will he come clean about the events on the Forrestal? Will he apologize for foisting Sarah Palin on the American public? Will he follow Bob Dole in endorsing V1agra?
Chief nemesis? Does McCain have that much sway in the Senate anymore? Since he’s fucked over nearly everyone, I kind of doubt it.
I don’t know how we manage it here in the Land of Enchantment, sitting between two of the wingnuttiest states in the union, Texas and Arizona, and blue as blue can be right now with two fine senators I wouldn’t trade for any others. Bingaman and Tom Udall.
No member of congress or senate should be older than 70 while trying to get elected. Make that a rule or else DIAF!
You know, The Spice Girls did have some fun songs. And some of them are actually pretty talented, at various things, so really, it’s not fair to them to refer to Caribou Barbie as Bible Spice.
I suspect if he is remembered at all by the general American public it will be for his choice of … you know? … that idiot … (What WAS her name? Saline? Pauline?) … as his VP.
I won’t wish that on anyone, even John McCain. But it would be kind of interesting to see the columns and media chatter that would follow if McCain were to become incapacitated in the next two years.
If something like that did happen in that timeframe, many people would be happy to chatter on for days discussing how “Sarah Palin would be President right now, if John McCain had won the Presidential election.” And given her current trajectory, I don’t think that would reflect well on McCain or the GOP.
Mike in NC
He outspent the other dirtbag by millions, but there’s no question he’ll still be a worthless, corrupt piece of shit beloved by the media. Fuck this guy for the uniform he disgraced but never earned.
I am sure that the GOP and the Wall Street Journal and all sorts will pay great attention to this report.
Only to refudiate it. Data have a known liberal bias.
@Violet: She did and got shit from other T-Baggers for it. Not sure how this is a fail for the Wasilla Wonder (but definitely for the teatards in general)
Here is some more good news, at least at first blush
And it doesn’t deplete O2 levels. But new species of bugs seemingly created by a toxic substance kind of makes me nervous.
@Quiddity: Ten Schrute bucks says he will be on this Sunday.
@burnspbesq: Yes. They’ll say, Imagine how many more jobs would have been created if there wasn’t so much “uncertainty”.
@Lev #12: “But whatsoever king may reign, still I’ll be the vicar of Bray, sir!”
@Violet: The thought only occurs to me because it seems as likely as not. It also says a lot about our public discourse that 47% still wanted to consider him and Palin simply because they couldn’t bring themselves to vote for a darkie. It’s the exact same reason whoever runs against Obama in 2012 will get at least 42% of the vote. We’re still too damn emotionally immature as a country. I did go a bit far there though.
Funny, as long as McCain doesn’t someday have a corner exhibit in the Palin Presidential Library.
@General Stuck: I think I saw a movie about that once, and it had lots of scenes of panicked citizens fleeing from it through the streets.
Dan Quayle’s sexist, entitled idiot of a son is winning his primary. Shit.
Not a corner. His head will be mounted proudly on her wall between a moose and a stuffed squirrel.
@General Stuck: you know what makes me nervous.
Thank you sir, may I please have another. Why should I care what happens on the Gulf coast?
Well, that would be a fitting tribute.
Outside could be all the planes he wrecked.
I think Anne Laurie may be misremembering who $arah Paylin endorsed. She’s flinging those endorsements around so much she’s even got her own endorsement tracker, so it’s easy to forget who she endorsed where.
I note that, although only 20% of the districts are reporting, Hayworth has 30% of the vote. That’s pretty close to the rock bottom of crazy: 27%. That’s the bare minimum anyone should expect.
@suzanne: Isn’t he running in a district including Tucson? Or is it Scottsdale?
@Violet: Hell, the Socialist got 24% of the vote in the Florida Dem primary for Governor.
Louisiana didn’t turn against it because their economy depends on it. That’s shortsighted and all, but people need to put food on the table. Working in the oil business will help them do that.
As for NC and FL, that doesn’t surprise me much either. People were against it when it dominated the news. The Obama administration handled it pretty well, the well has stopped spilling oil everywhere, things are getting mostly back to normal and today there’s even good news about microbes eating the oil. So even though it was all terrible there for awhile, the problem was handled and people have moved on. So drilling….yeah, sounds okay.
People have short memories.
Will he misplace his bath towel again?
Will he realize his reading glasses are on his head?
Is he listening or just nodding his frightening little skull out of habit?
Will those kids finally get of his lawn?
@Yutsano: Naw, Quayle is running on Phoenix’s west side. Mitchell is Scottsdale’s rep, and Tucson has Grijalva and Giffords.
@suzanne: I read that there were 10 candidates in that primary, which is an unusually high number. Cerberus Capital has probably made his father even more wealthy than he was when he was just a scion of the Indianapolis Star. Hmmm. A scion of the revolving door representative that I am sure will represent private equity very well if elected. He may have been the only one who could afford to mount a full campaign.
@suzanne: So basically Peoria/Glendale. Beautimous. I might call one of my moms and see if she can’t possibly exert some influence to make sure Benny gets a real race.
His main role will be to tell Sasha and Malia to get off HIS lawn. Otherwise, McCain is a has-been who has no idea what to do with his time.
@Triassic Sands: Objection: assumes facts not in evidence. We have no evidence presented to the court that Grandpa even HAS any ideas.
Hey!! Don’t knock bad science fiction films!!
One of the immortal lines from the silver screen was uttered by Steve McQueen in The Blob
“Maybe electricity will kill it.”
Comes close to the All Time Epic Winner, from Night of the Lepus:
“Attention! Attention! Ladies and gentlemen, attention! There is a herd of killer rabbits headed this way and we desperately need your help! ”
Pfui on Godzilla. WE have killer rabbits!
kinda like West Virginia/Kentucky coal miners, and health insurance workers.
Oh hey, I think I discovered a reason why corporations run things, because they’re directly responsible for our livelihoods.
The newest play about to sweep the Village stenographers off their feet: Come Back To The Five And Dime, John McCain, John McCain
@Nick: I agree with Violet. The spill never made it to North Carolina as speculated. And we don’t know what that opinion was before the spill when it was probably very popular in many places (otherwise, Obama wouldn’t have tried to steal it as an issue).
I have to say though, that paragraph is the most confusing presentation of statistics I’ve seen this month. It would seem that opinion hasn’t changed very much, but it is hard to keep track of the fors and opposes and againsts and supports and states. I must be getting old.
@Suffern ACE: Statistics outside of context are worthy only of the disdain Samuel Clemens showed them. Mark we hardly knew ye.
@Anoniminous: Hey, I’m not knocking those films. It’s always been kind of a dream of mine to be an extra in one of those “Citizens Start Running” movies.
of course with some of the rumors about McCains health,..
Sill, by law we are required to post
Are you aware that John McCain was a POW?
John McCain will be what he always has been: an equal opportunity whore for whoever paid him most and told him the most titillating falsehoods about his inglorious and ruinous career. What else can one say about an incompetent and arrogant pilot who destroyed more American planes than enemy ones, betrayed a badly injured wife, became the toy-boy of a blonde heiress, whom he then made miserable enough to turn to drugs, while he pretended to be bipartisan just long enough to raise his profile after been caught in a corruption scandal, finally secured his party’s nomination, and celebrated that dubious honor by casting aside any pretense of concern for the country’s good and selecting the most grotesquely inadequate vice-presidential candidate in the last hundred years, only to stand by with hands piously folded as she attempted to run the most despicable campaign in living memory, compounding this by a hateful and petulant refusal to accept defeat and the will of the American voters, and instead being fully complicit in a campaign of obstruction, bigotry and utter moral degeneration?
And who could resist the fame that comes from being turned into a blotchy smudge on the sidewalk?
Not I, for one.
Will he continue to be a self-serving opportunistic douche-nozzle with a hair-trigger borderline psycho temper and the memory capacity of an incontinent golden retriever?
Yesh. Although the incontinent golden retriever would be much sharper than good ol’ Walnuts.
The real fame comes from being the one that the monster picks up and stuffs into his mouth, like in “King Kong.”
ETA: And here’s the Beast from 20,000 Fathoms eating a cop.
@Mnemosyne: I refuse to help myself:
Oh hai you’re back. Now if someone would just delete comment 49.
@Mnemosyne: Hey, I got a line in an actual Z-grade flick!
Only it wasn’t science fiction, more like Dead Man Walking, but written by an idiot.
@hamletta: FWIW a friend of mine got a line as an extra in a movie just by driving up in his 65 Corvette. He still has the car but for the life of me I can’t recall the name of the movie to save my life. I’ll have to e-mail and ask him.
OK. WTF broke the site? Sheesh. Clean up in Aisle 3, stat!
@General Stuck: Aw, Charlie is a DOLL! And I will stack up my senators (Franken and Klobuchar) against yours any day!
I am thinking of being Palin for Halloween. However, that would entail actually listening to her speak which will cause me to get all stabby with sharp pencils in my eardrums, so maybe not.
@morzer: You should have this framed.
The baggers were doomed from the start, why?, they were disgruntled far right Republicans. They tried to make the country believe they were a group composed of all parties. B.S. They have run all candidates under the Republican umbrella and the district 27 upstate NY that they didn’t, they lost. If they were a real protest and populist group they would have started a third party. They were infiltrated by Republican operatives from the start(Dick Armey and Freedom Works, now they have Steve Forbes advertising for them). McCain is a total flip/flop and Palin is a real flake, without the cute face /antics she wouldn’t exist on the political map.
I wish I could distill this fine and accurate description into a bumper sticker!
I’m gonna plagiarize it for a letter to the editor in a couple of months though. Thanks, it was the best rundown of my thouroughly worthless senior senator ever.
Needless to say, I’m jealous – can you imagine having McCain and Kyl?