McCain and the Keating Five

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  1. Dan says:

    I think this is an issue that will gain no traction. People voting for or leaning toward McCain will write it off as ancient history, and “he was exonerated, he was the Republican scapegoat.” Those voting for or leaning toward Obama are already unwilling to trust McCain with the economy after his “the fundamentals of our economy are strong” quip.

  2. len says:

    Sorta maybe.

    There is percentage looking for a reason to vote against Obama without being confronted or confronting their essential dislike of the man. McCain and Palin are giving them that reason.

    Folks hereabout will call that racism. Others will call it culture wars. There are those for whom the idea of a hip-hop white house is apalling somewhat the way Tricia inviting Gracie to the White House was considered a major social faux pas.

    Right? Maybe not. Real. Oh yeah.

    Remember, it was the FBI that labeled Ayers and his wife “domestic terrorists”. It was Obama who said their relationship was casual.

    It wasn’t. Obama lied. No contest on that.

    And they haven’t gotten to the rest of the crew but will soon.

    Now it’s just numbers because those attitudes are not going to change soon if ever.

    I don’t think it changes the outcome. It just makes the slope slippery with electoral blood and mud.

  3. Jon Taplin says:

    Len- What’s up with this line? “There are those for whom the idea of a hip-hop white house is apalling”. Are you referring to yourself?

  4. len says:

    No. It’s a practical observation.

    How well did the Washington insiders accept the inaugural ball of Andrew Jackson? What were the charges that hounded him throughout his administration?

    It is a different culture then the one that preceded it. That’s change. Some will like it; some won’t. As a result, voting percentages change. That’s undeniable.

    At some point, Professor, you will have to accept and tolerate differences of culture and taste. I’m a bit disappointed that you continue to pursue such objections. If you and I go to a Hindu temple carrying a bag of BigMacs, it is likely eyebrows will be raised.

  5. Mason Dixon says:

    Len, there are those for whom the phrase, “What a tool.” was coined. Anyone who thinks this doesn’t apply to them, take one step forward. Len, not so fast…

  6. Mason Dixon says:

    Jon, question. When Len says “Big Mac’s”, does he mean “black people”?

  7. Alex Bowles says:


    You make a good point. Obama would have to have been sitting in the room with Ayers, who would have had to have just conducted a devastating attack (think Oklahoma City), and, in return for six figure campaign contributions, be discussing ways for Congress to block an FBI investigation into the crime before the level of his alleged malfeasance could rise to that of McCain’s.

  8. Alex Bowles says:

    Also, this clip reminds me why there’s a special place in my heart for Southern Legal Oratory. It seems like it was developed for court rooms and Senate Hearings – especially ones involving ‘failure of scandalous proportions’.

    Michael Mann couldn’t have cast it better, though he did come very close in The Insider.

  9. Dan says:

    The charges that hounded Jackson throughout his administration, and afterward, were that he interfered with the nation’s banking and finance system, leading to–guess what–a financial meltdown that caused the first major panic of the country. And swept his party out of office.

    Why don’t you just paste a sign on your back that says “Kick me”?

  10. Dan says:

    If I could characterize our foreign policy for the past eight years, and what a McCain foreign policy would be, it would be carrying a bag of Big Macs (transported at $17,000 apiece by Halliburton) into a Hindu temple, eating them, shitting them all over the floor, and then posing next to an American flag and shouting “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!”

    Rightwing pundits would scream with patriotic joy.

  11. len bullard says:

    “… and they reply with a barrage of insults.” – John McCain

    And what are you doing? Proving him right.

    There were no doubt those passengers who stood on the decks of the Titanic planning to sue the White Star line for breach of contract and false marketing while the last lifeboats were lowered. There is a word for such: fools.

  12. Jon Taplin says:

    Len-I listened to your music. It’s second rate, just like your political ideas.

  13. Dan says:

    He who makes practical observations about hip hop White Houses should not eat Big Macs in glass temples.

  14. rhbee1 says:

    This reminds me of the old Jack Shelton story about people who live in grass houses shouldn’t store thrones.

    Len, what are you thinking. Obama is about as hip hop as Doris Day was jazz.

    Meanwhile, McCain’s 26 years of surviving by coniving and playing the patriot card should be held up to the daylight of discussion if for no other reason than it would make it clear that this is exactly what Obama seeks to change.

  15. Mason Dixon says:

    You have just unwittingly insulted thousands of second rate musicians. I’ve heard second rate musicians. Len is not one of them. Not even close.

    At least now I understand why he’s so frustrated.

  16. len bullard says:

    Thanks Jon for giving it a listen.

    At least it’s still breathing.

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