Tuesday, July 8, 2008

McCain Jokes about Killing Iranians with Cigarettes

And this man wants to be President of the United States? What a scary thought. Good thing it won't happen. Furthermore, what hypocrisy? Bush doing business with a regime they want to overthrow. Then again didn't Reagan sells arms to the Ayatollahs? See the video here.

Presidential candidate John McCain, who once sang in jest about bombing Iran, on Tuesday reacted to a report of rising U.S. cigarette exports to the country by saying it may be "a way of killing 'em."

McCain, known for acerbic comments and for sometimes firing verbally from the hip, was responding to a report that U.S. exports to Iran rose tenfold during President George W. Bush's term in office despite hostility between the two states.

A rise in cigarette sales was a big part of that, according to an Associated Press analysis of seven years of U.S. trade figures.

"Maybe that's a way of killing 'em," McCain said to reporters during a campaign stop in Pittsburgh. "I meant that as a joke, as a person who hasn't had a cigarette in 28 years, 29 years," he added, laughing.

He declined further comment on the report.

McCain's Fumbling Campaign

How many more shake-ups will John McCain carry out before he realizes the problem is his unprincipled, chaotic style of politics that is the problem. He was fond of ridiculing Romney for his flip-flops. But the Senator could be considered a chameleon. One day he tows the Bush line, the next day he is denouncing the same constituency that he needs to get to the White House.

Then there is the question about his competence. He himself admits he is ignorant on Economic issues. And he proves it by talking about balancing the budget during a recession (although he denies we are in one). He is now for preserving taxcuts that he denounced when they were first proposed. He insists he will balance the budget by 2013. Something he and the Republicans could not achieve while they controlled the government for 6 years. Maybe some reporter could ask him if he intended to cut defense spending at a time when we face serious threats in Iraq and Afghanistance. He's always trying to have it both ways.
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Little Old Lady Berates McCain on Taxes

I don't think McCain was expecting such a verbal attack from this elderly woman during his town hall meeting in Denver yesterday. If the person had been a younger male, the Arizonan would've lashed out at him in keeping with his short temper. Although McCain and the audience laughed at the woman, she had a really good point. The joke was on the Republican nominee.

White House Bio Calls PM Berlusconi "Dilettante", "Controversial"

This is funny. The administration certainly knows how to piss people off. We've never seen such incompetence in our history. This is truly the gang who couldn't shoot straight.

ABC News' Jon Garcia Reports: It's not often that a White House press briefing book gets world attention, but the book issued for the 2008 G8 Summit certainly grabbed headlines today when the Italian press discovered that a biography included of their Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, described him as "one of the most controversial leaders in the history of a country known for governmental corruption and vice" and "a political dilettante who gained his high office only through the use of his considerable influence on the national media."

The Italian media outcry elicited a rare White House apology. In a written statement, WH spokesman Tony Fratto said, "We apologize to Italy and to the Prime Minister for this very unfortunate mistake … The sentiments expressed in the biography do not represent the views of President Bush, the American government, or the American people."