No Country for Dirty Old Men
Many of you aren't old enough to recall Richard Nixon in action. Like McCain, he was quick to anger and he did not like to be questioned.
When faced with blunt questioning, he would start to sweat profusely, his eyes darted from side to side and he peppered his replies with a lot of umms and errs and uhhs.
In a recently released video clip I saw on HuffPo, McCain tries to explain Sarah Palin charging the taxpayers for trips between the capitol and her home in Wasilla.
His gibberish reply boggled the mind, but what was most telling was his twitchy Nixonian body language.
I can appreciate even a Republican with a facile style of lying and equivocating, but this old fart no longer has the brain cells to be even slightly quick on his feet.
This is the man people want to have his tremulous finger near the red button?
This is the man whose ashen visage predicts an early demise, only to be replaced by Sarah Palin?!?
Folks, he's played out.
And his careless choice for a VP is nothing short of frightening.
To his credit, the usually affable Charlie Gibson was stern and blunt in his interview with Sarah Palin.
She, like my pal Nonnie put it, answered questions like a junior high girl who obviously didn't read the assignment.
So carefully rehearsed was she (on some topics), she reiterated certain replies with verbatim robotics.
She's basically Bush with better grammar.
She also another Dick Cheney, only with a bigger gun and more right-wing extremism.