The good folks at the Opinion Talk blog pointed out a new John McCain commercial that’s bashing Barack Obama for being famous and equating his jet-setting celebrity to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, who I’m pretty sure don’t know the difference between McCain and CoCain, except that they’re both white.
The ad’s argument seems to go like this: Barack Obama is famous. Britney Spears and Paris Hilton are also famous. You wouldn’t want Britney Spears and Paris Hilton to be president. So you don’t want Barack Obama to be president.
Dunno about you, but that’s the kind of logic I want from a president. I was ready to sign up for my McCain/Dole ’08 combination bumper sticker and Perko’s early-bird discount card, when I remembered something I read recently that was troubling about the McCains.
Molly McCain, John’s
granddaughter, is helping organize a trip to Iraq for MTV’s despicable duo of Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, aka the wicked witch of The Hills and her scarecrow-without-a-brain boyfriend, to “support the troops.” Ick. Support? Sounds like torture to me.
So what’s a guy to do? I can’t vote for Obama, because that’s like voting for bad parenting. And I can’t vote for McCain, because that’s like voting for bad humaning. Is Nader running? Or can I not vote for him because big bad gangsta rapper Snoop Dogg might be a supporter of the Green Party?