Mother Knows Best!

From The Huffington Post:

Sen. John McCain may be “proud” of the Paris Hilton/Britney Spears ad released this week, but his feisty 96-year-old mother apparently disagrees.

Roberta McCain was a featured guest at a McCain campaign event on Thursday afternoon at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. The Huffington Post obtained some audio of an exchange after the event where Mrs. McCain is asked about the Paris Hilton ad.

“Oh, well, I didn’t see it — I think it’s kinda stupid,” she says.

Original movie poster.

Within a few moments, Roberta was back on message. An acquaintance noted the statement from Rick Davis that was “going to be in the headlines tomorrow,” criticizing Obama “for injecting racism into the campaign.”

“Oh, he definitely did,” Roberta responded.

Who can argue with a mother? Well, not The Wall Street Journal:

Is John McCain Stupid?

Is John McCain losing it?

On Sunday, he said on national television that to solve Social Security “everything’s on the table,” which of course means raising payroll taxes. On July 7 in Denver he said: “Senator Obama will raise your taxes. I won’t.”

This isn’t a flip-flop. It’s a sex-change operation.

He got back to the subject Tuesday in Reno, Nev. Reporters asked about the Sunday tax comments. Mr. McCain replied, “The worst thing you could do is raise people’s payroll taxes, my God!”


What I’m asking is, does John McCain have the mental focus, the intellectual discipline, to avoid being out-slicked by Barack Obama, if he isn’t abandoned by his own voters?

It’s not just taxes. Recently the subject came up of Al Gore’s assertion that the U.S. could get its energy solely from renewables in 10 years. Sen. McCain said: “If the vice president says it’s doable, I believe it’s doable.” What!!?? In a later interview, Mr. McCain said he hadn’t read “all the specifics” of the Gore plan and now, “I don’t think it’s doable without nuclear power.” It just sounds loopy.


Yes, Sen. McCain must somehow appeal to independents and blue-collar Hillary Democrats. A degree of pandering to the center is inevitable. But this stuff isn’t pandering; it’s simply stupid.


In this sports-crazed country, everyone has learned a lot about what it takes to win. They’ve heard and seen it proven repeatedly that to achieve greatness, to win the big one, an athlete has to be ready to “put in the work.”

John McCain isn’t doing that, yet. He’s competing as if he expects the other side to lose it for him. Sen. McCain is a famously undisciplined politician. Someone in the McCain circle had better do some straight talking to the candidate. He’s not some 19-year-old tennis player who’s going to win the U.S. presidential Open on raw talent and the other guy’s errors. He’s not that good.

And that’s from Rupert Murdoch’s WSJ!!

Tip of the hat to the lovely and talented nightowl, who sent me the link to Roberta’s declaration!


Filed under 2008 election, Al Gore, Barack Obama, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, humor, Independents, Joe Lieberman, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, movies, parody, politics, Republicans, Rupert Murdoch, snark, Wordpress Political Blogs

19 responses to “Mother Knows Best!

  1. Got a Grip

    nonnie, you need to start printing those bumperstickers immediately! I want one! I want two! I want to put them over the headlights on my car so I can ramble blindly over a cliff like Captain Underpants’ campaign is doing!

    On another note, my vision is failing me today. The pic of Cindy in the poster looks like Tori Spelling to me. They both creep me out, either way….

  2. no, no, no gotta!!! you can’t drive over a cliff!! 😯 if you do, how will you be able to enjoy capt u’s thelma and louise moment?
    my eyes must be going bad, too, because you are right! cindy lou does look like tori in that pic. they creep me out, too. funny, tori is like chimpy and capt u–all of them are dumb and talentless, but they have gotten by on their fathers’ coattails.

  3. nightowl724

    HAHAHAHAHA! You’re welcome for the link, but… No, no, thank you for making a funny story even funnier, nonnie!

    We’re rapidly closing in on the perfect “look” for McBush. Stylish comb-over (Cindy Lou?). “Kiss me. I’m Republican.” boxers (me). Black socks with matching garters (me). $520 Ferragamo loafers (nonnie). Hawaiian shirt (nonnie). Shorts with elastic in them (jenn). Vaudeville era straw hat (nonnie). Stupid expression (self). Standard issue aviator sunglasses (Uncle Sam). Who or what have I forgotten? Oh, yeah: His cape (nonnie)!

    Did I just describe CU or one of the Three Stooges or both? Wouldn’t it be fun if we had a McSame dress-up doll? Like this one for Britney: and this one for Paris:

    Have fun!

  4. nightowl724

    Doh! I messed up my italics! The only thing that was supposed to be italicized was the word “you” in the first paragraph. D*mn! Some days I hate the submit button! Can you fix that, nonnie? I’m off to take an Excedrin…

    PS gotta, you are soooo right about the bumper stickers! And, pweez, don’t drive over a cliff!

  5. nightowl724

    Thanks, nons!

  6. nightowl,
    no problem. i fixed it before i even read your second comment. i did the same thing earlier. i constantly mess up the coding.

  7. jlms qkw - jenn

    the elastic waist short were for limballs, but i’m sure mcpain can use a pair or two.

  8. i bet capt underpants would pull his shorts halfway up his chest. if cindy lou was not medicated, i bet she would be really embarrassed by him.

  9. nightowl724

    Oops, jenn! I “mis-recalled” or “was not inclined to remember correctly.”

    Didn’t anyone have any fun playing with the B & P dress-up dolls?

  10. ok, i’ll admit it. i used to love cut-out dolls when i was little, and i went over and tried a few outfits.

  11. nightowl724

    I just knew somebody else besides me would be unable to resist. (Or, at least, I hoped so!) 🙂

    Really, I just though the idea was very funny. But, I’m weird, of course…

  12. jeb

    CU: Waaaah! Mom, they called me stoopid!
    Mrs. Mc: Well Sidney, you are…

    (later that same day)

    Mrs. Mc: I meant that bad Obama was stoopid!

    CU: Waaaah! Mom, they called me stoopid!
    Mrs. Mc: Well Sidney, you are…

    (later that same day)

    Mrs. Mc: I meant that bad Obama was stoopid!

    (repeat ad infinitum)

  13. nightowl724

    Mrs. Mc – CU: lather, rinse, repeat…

    jeb, did you see I gave you directions for creating your own (gr)avatar on the previous post?

  14. jeb

    I did, thanks. I decided that I’ll never find anything as cool as Nonnie’s so why try to compete? (Oh and I’d have to find time to play with it too.)

  15. jeb,
    you missed your calling. you should be a hollywood screenwriter!
    if you, or anyone else, wants me to whip up a little gravatar, let me know. describe what you want, and i will do my best to accommodate you. gotta is pretty damned good at original pics, so maybe she will volunteer for gravatar duty. that is, if she has finally convinced herself that driving off that cliff is a very, very bad idea.

  16. jeb

    A Hollywood screenwriter? Me? Really, I thought it was movie of the week material. The characters certainly are. No one would believe them in a real movie.

    BTW: What adorable children (blech!)

  17. but, jeb, some of the absolute worst crap is written in hollywood! your screenplay might go straight to dvd, but you will still have bragging rights. you don’t like the kids? does that mean they can’t play themselves in your movie?

  18. jeb

    No, they’d have to be played by Liebermansy Lograham (doing a double turn).

  19. just like lindsay lohan in the parent trap. in fact, lindsay lohan sounds an awful lot like liebermansy lograham. hey! does that make them celebrities?