Blatherskite

What is this handbasket we’re in, and where is it going?

Are you the one?

As the November elections looms ever closer on the horizon, we’re beginning to see more and more political adverts from both McCain and Obama. In what is becoming an apparent display of desperation, McCains ads have become increasingly volatile, including the ad elevating Obama to hotel heiress stature, and a more recent one discussed below. I mean, I know he’s had problems with his image as it pertains to his being ancient (I believe he owes Dostoevsky five kopecks), but being childish probably isn’t the younger image he wants to cultivate.

His most recent ad is a slick satire lampooning Obama’s recent world tour, referring to Barak as “the one” and likening him to a Moses figure.

You know, if you’re going to blast someone through metaphor, you could probably pick a better starting point than Moses. There’s a lot of names out there – Mussolini, Pol Pot, Bush, the alien from Alien. But Moses? C’mon, what’s McCain paying his ad department for?

Transitivity in mathematics tells us that if A = B and B = C, then A = C. So, if one ad likens Barack Obama to Paris Hilton, and another ad relates him to Moses, isn’t that, in essence, stating that Paris Hilton is equal to Moses? And I thought McCain wasn’t isolated enough from the fundamentalist movement that makes up a large part of the Republican voting base.

Personally, I think McCain would be better served by playing up his Scottish heritage in conjunction with his ties to a gigantic beer distributor – now that’s a recipe for fun.

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August 4, 2008 - Posted by | Diatribe, Political Rants

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