There are so many things wrong with the McCain campaign criticizing Obama for going to see his grandmother that I really don’t know where to begin. But I will try to muddle through.
First, it’s his grandmother. He loves her. I would venture to guess that she probably won’t still be alive on election day if he’s decided to leave the campaign trail and go visit her 12 days before an election that he doesn’t have in his pocket. Since when does putting family first catch shit from the Republican party? Isn’t that one of the things you beat your chests the loudest about?
Second, he’s a candidate for President of the United States. The election *is* in 12 days. He kinda stands out in a crowd. I don’t think *anyone* would think it’s a good idea for him to grab his carry-on bag and hop on the next Jet Blue flight. That’s just an asinine thing to say.
Third, you’re really going to criticize him for using the private jet when your candidate’s VP nominee is going to use her private jet *the next day* to go testify on her own behalf for an investigation into her abuse of power as governor? I mean, if someone should save energy and money for the purpose of personal business, wouldn’t visiting your dying grandmother be more defensible than going to give sworn testimony in your own defense for an investigation? I mean if anyone should be “coaching it” here, don’t you think it should be Ms. Palin? Or are you worried that the airlines will lose her bags and the new $150,000.00 wardrobe your constituents just purchased for her?
Fourth, what asshole thought that comment was even remotely appropriate? Who says stuff like that? Be glad I didn’t bother to get your name, random McCain staffer. You would surely have beat Joe for today’s coveted Ass of the Day award.
America, we have 11 days. Can we please not actively choose 4 more years of this bullshit?
That is all I have to say for today.