I Smell Something Burning!

From the Arizona Republic:

John McCain’s upcoming Memorial Day weekend getaway with three prominent vice-presidential possibilities has rekindled intrigue about his Republican running mate.

McCain, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, has invited 10 couples to his family’s rustic cabin near Sedona.

The guest list includes political allies such as Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, as well as Mitt Romney, his erstwhile White House rival and former Massachusetts governor.

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Those three names reliably appear on various vice-presidential lists compiled by political experts and pundits, but McCain campaign insiders insisted that VP screening isn’t on the menu at this get-together.

“This is a social weekend, like the McCains do occasionally,” said Charlie Black, a senior McCain adviser and strategist who is expected to attend the function. “Among the couples are Charlie Crist, Bobby Jindal, Mitt Romney and their wives. But it’s just social and has nothing to do with (the) VP (search) whatsoever, and that’s it.”

‘Scuse me, but Charlie Crist is not married. I think that’s why Lindsey Graham is there. I guess old Charlie Black was too busy lobbying to pay attention to details. Let’s go on….

The McCains’ Friday-through-Sunday gathering also is expected to include Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.; and Sam Brownback, R-Kan. Business titans Fred Smith of FedEx and Meg Whitman, formerly of eBay, also are expected to attend. McCain has mentioned from the campaign stump that he would like his presidential Cabinet to tap the business world, saying that government bureaucracies could use a dose of private-sector ingenuity and know-how.

I am wondering about something, kids. Now that Captain Underpants has thrown John Hagee and Rod Parsley under the Straight Talk Express, what is he going to do to hold onto the evangelical voters? I think it is interesting that he is talking to a Mormon (Mittsie), a Methodist (Crist the gay guy), and a Hindu who converted to Roman Catholicism (Jindal). (Oh, and I am aware that Lindseypoo is a Baptist, but Charlie needed someone to hang out with.) I’m sorta thinkin’ that the Rethugs are floating those names around to make them look like they are inclusive, but they might just pick someone like crazy-a$$ed Sam Brownback when push comes to shove. Just a theory. Oh, I do have one more theory. Mittsie, Crist, and Jindal might be the only ones who will accept the job. Everyone else found out one of their duties as Veep would be to fish Captain Underpants’s teeth out of the glass every morning, and they said no thanks.


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7 responses to “I Smell Something Burning!

  1. Got a Grip

    What is that burning smell, nonnie? Is it Captain (liar-liar-pants-on-fire) Underpants backside? Has Cindy Lou’s over-bleached hair spontaneously combusted? Could it be the smell of brimstone from the depths of hell waiting to consume those two “confirmed bachelors” (if so, I’d suggest seeking out Hagee and Parsley, they’ll have the skinny on that)? Could it be the rethug party’s thermal nuclear meltdown?

    Oh, wait, they’re BBQing. What kind of sauce do you put on bull$shit? ๐Ÿ˜•

  2. gotta,
    i think the smell is from the chances of the rethugs going up in smoke.
    i think they should try something spicy so the taste of the bull$hit doesn’t completely overpower it. perhaps a nice chimp-otle sauce.
    (p.s. i always thought it was chipolte, not chipotle. good thing i googled before posting.)

  3. jlms qkw - jenn

    jindal’s got positions on social issues right in line with the ev/fundie core.

    hey repubs: i’m a values voter too! and i don’t vote for you!

  4. yeah but, will the fundies (and, for that matter, the bigots) vote for an indian ( ๐Ÿ˜ฎ a brown person!!) who used to be a hindu but is now a member of that whore of a catholic church?
    i know that people don’t vote for the veep, they vote for the person at the top of the ticket, but given capt underpants’s age, they might take a closer look at #2.
    i still think that this is some kind of stunt to make the rethugs look like they are tolerant and inclusive. color me skeptical.

  5. nightowl724

    I noticed that Condi didn’t make the Que…

    Kiss the crook. Cindy’s brooch. Liar-liar-pants-on-fire. Chimp-otle sauce. Hey repubs: iโ€™m a values voter too! and i donโ€™t vote for you!

    nonnie, you always attract the funniest people to your shindigs. This is the best cookout I’ve been to in ages!

  6. nightowl,
    there are very few things that are as much fun as raking the rethugs over the coals! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. nightowl724