Miss Buffalo Chips or Misogyny?

Just when you thought Captain Underpants couldn’t degrade his wife anymore…from Top of the Ticket at the Los Angeles Times:

John McCain on Monday became the first presidential aspirant to attend the annual Sturgis Rally in South Dakota, an event dating back to 1938 that each year attracts hordes of enthusiasts for a week of celebrating biker culture.


McCain, [Times’s Bob] Drogin relates, told his rowdy listeners “that he had encouraged his wife to enter the annual Sturgis beauty contest, one in which nudity is not uncommon. … ‘I told her with a little luck she could be the only lady to serve as first lady and Miss Buffalo Chip,’ he said with a broad grin.”

Original DVD cover.

From The Wall Street Journal:

John McCain appeared yesterday evening with bikini-clad women donning leather chaps and roaming an open field littered with beer cans. Men wearing tank tops, ripped jeans and biker boots stood next to their Harleys and revved their engines—literally—when they saw something they liked.

Oh, yeah, the family values party!

The Republican presidential candidate went to the Buffalo Chips campground, part of the eight-day Sturgis Motorcycle Rally located about an hour outside of Rapid City on the far western border of the state.


While waiting for McCain’s appearance, Washington Wire took in the scene, which included a crew of bikers on a balcony above the temporary stores, shouting a host of things (some nice, some not). A pair of girls swung on poles off to the side.

McCain and his wife, Cindy, stopped by one store and bought four T-shirts, two black and two burnt orange, which he grabbed hastily. He paid for them with cash from what appeared to be a black Velcro wallet and asked how business was doing.

Before selecting those tops, McCain quickly glanced at a rack of red T-shirts which your pooler saw featured a topless Miss Buffalo Chips with her arm and a denim jacket strategically placed. A few feet away stood the woman herself, who goes by Jessica, wearing a black bikini and black leather chaps, signing autographs. McCain did not make his way over to her but several other male patrons did. “I don’t want John McCain’s autograph,” one man slurred to Jessica. “I want yours,” he said, holding up a T-shirt for her to sign.

When McCain made his way to the stage, he was accompanied by U.S. Sen. John Thune and Gov. Mike Rounds (who wore a black leather vest). The motorcyclists revved their engines in approval and cheered wildly for the Arizona senator.

John Thune? Mr. Evangelical family values whose “… Christian worldview shapes my decision-making with respect to all aspects of my life“? That John Thune? Well, he believes in creationism, and the Sturgis Rally seems to be a good place to prove that man has not evolved.

McCain spoke briefly and then left the stage, making way for musicians Kid Rock and Kellie Pickler.

Oh, did I mention the sign?

Could they make Captain Underpants’s name any smaller?

What’s the Miss Buffalo Chips contest like? Here’s a comment from a reader at Talking Points Memo:

I grew up in Western South Dakota, and can tell you that “topless, and occasionally bottomless” barely scratches the surface on Miss Buffalo Chip. There were always rumors about underage contestants and on-stage sex–that was simply what Buffalo Chip stood for in the collective unconscious of teenage boys in the Rapid City area. This amounts to John McCain volunteering his wife for a Girls Gone Wild video. Quite a lady’s man, that McCain…

I wonder if Cindy Lou will make some time to practice for the banana rubbing, simulated onstage sex, and the pickle licking contest.


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30 responses to “Miss Buffalo Chips or Misogyny?

  1. nightowl724

    This poster and this title are hysterical!

    There are a bunch of disgusting videos from Sturgis at YouTube.

    Can McShame make himself any more, well, shameful? Do you think someone kidnapped the real John McCain at some point? Someone like Karl Rove, maybe? What kind of woman would even VOTE for him, let alone MARRY him? Worst of all, could this man actually be the next “leader of the free world?” (And, he said that Obama lacked gravitas!)

    Sigh… Everybody wants to be a cowboy…

  2. nightowl,
    i didn’t want to link to the videos. they are easy enough to find.

    i think we are seeing the real capt underpants. he has never had a bit of respect for women. he uses them. he thinks that he is entitled to be president, and he will do anything to get there. i think he has always been competing with his father, even though he has always been an underachiever and a screw-up. he gets by by relying on everyone around him. sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

  3. nightowl724

    I know. That’s why I didn’t link to them either!

    I suspect you’re right about CU and, yes, it does sound familiar. 874th out of a class of 879 and PROUD OF IT!

  4. and he only was allowed to stay there because of daddy and granddaddy. but he doesn’t believe in affirmative action! 🙄

  5. jlms qkw - jenn

    obama. must. win. must.

    nightowl, it was quilt, knit, weave at the time (14 years ago for my first yahoo ID of 8 characters or less). i abandoned weaving when i acquired children, although i remember it fondly. so now it’s kind of a writing w.

  6. avatars are back! not wordpress’s fault. the setting was changed here. i don’t think i changed it, but maybe i accidentally did.

    more than obama must win, capt u must lose!

  7. nightowl724

    Cool, jenn, but I was hoping it was qanoeing! Ha-ha!

    I’m glad I can go back to pretending that I’m cool because my sons don’t even have them. I know. I lead a simple life.

  8. jlms qkw - jenn

    there. is. not. a. full. moon. not.

    there is an evil planet or star leaning on earth. yes.

  9. are you two speaking another language, or did i suffer a small stroke? 😕

  10. nightowl724


    The first line of that comment and jenn’s reply were referencing a comment I made today at her Daily Kos diary about her screen name…

    I see I was babbling again in the second paragraph of my last comment! I was referring to the avatars being displayed again…

  11. i figured out the qkw part after a while. ohhh, your sons don’t have avatars! see, that took me a while even with your explanation. 🙄 i get more stupid with each day.

  12. Got a Grip

    Did any of you guys see the pics of Cindy at all of their Sturgis photo-ops? I can’t remember seeing someone look more disgusted since my mother had to clean up the horrible incident out of the pick-up truck low those many moons ago. With all that botox, I’m sure she must have pulled a muscle or something arranging her face in just that configuration and keeping it there for so long.

    AAaahhhh….good times, good times…..

  13. Got a Grip

    I can see I’m going to have to figure out how to post a damned avatar. Everyone’s wearing them!

  14. jlms qkw - jenn

    Got a – mine that i use for haloscan at other sites just showed up here by itself. it’s part of an australian-chinese quilt from the mining days of victoria’s gold rush.

  15. gotta,
    i wonder where cindy lou got the shirt and jeans. the crease marks were still in the shirt, so she must have had to stop the straight talk express so she could ~shudder~ run into the nearest walmart to buy something that the unwashed masses would appreciate. i also wonder if her entire body got an allergic rash from having to dress down for the occasion.

  16. Got a Grip

    And she’s got the collar turned up, too. Very biker chick of her. I’d have paid money to see her and Johnny lay rubber out of there on a big ol’ hog. I bet her hair wouldn’t move no matter how fast they went.

    She really didn’t get into the spirit of it at all. Where’s her leather halter top with the Harley Eagle on it and matching g-string? There were no biker boots or f^ck-me pumps. And not even a hint of a tattoo or a nipple ring showing, either….

  17. silly gotta! cindy lou can’t sit on a big old hog. her knees don’t pry apart anymore. i think they’re botoxed, too. at least the names that capt u calls her are authentic enough for the gang at sturgis.

  18. Got a Grip

    Well, the “trollop” remark is a bit out-dated (like, it would have been out-dated in 1940) but the “c^nt” remark should get him cheers and barking.

    I don’t think her inability to spread her knees is botox related though. I think she’s got those suckers superglued together to keep the Captain in his Underpants. I know that’s what I would do….

  19. i wouldn’t trust superglue. i would go for staples and stiches.

  20. Got a Grip

    I’m sure however she’s done it, she’s got plenty of Percocet to ease the pain….

  21. jeb

    You know it’s one thing for Johnny (I’ll lick Bu$h’s butt on stage to be Prez) Mc to whore himself like he does, but I don’t get how she puts up with it. I know that all pols wives at all levels have to put up with a lotta crap for their spouse’s careers (mysteriously the guys married to pols don’t seem to have that problem) but I can’t recall ever seeing anything this shameless and disguting. I almost feel sorry for her. Of course, she also needs to stop getting botox in her backbone so that she can stand over him and give him the treatment he needs.

    This is all just so creepy. Oh well, back to the showers. Uggggghhhh!

  22. jeb

    Oooh, neat avatar for me. I think I’ll keep it.

  23. Got a Grip

    Not so fast there, jeb. I had that avatar first! 😉

  24. jeb,
    i have always suspected that cindy lou has been abused by her husband–if not physically, then psychologically. maybe she had some father issues, and that’s why she married him and stayed with him. after all, she never had to depend on him financially.
    you two had better not fight. i have the power to change those avatars, and if you don’t behave, i will do it!

  25. nightowl724

    I was the 59,000th hit here at HR! Maybe I could work that into my avatar somehow…

  26. i think you should leave it as it is, nightowl. we don’t want it to look too busy.

  27. Got a Grip

    Alright, I’ll try to keep from boxing jeb’s ears. Wait! It doesn’t look like we actually have ears. Wow, that was a close one…. 😉

  28. Bruce

    The Sturgis thing worked so well, McCain’s got a new idea for Cindy.

  29. whew! i’m relieved too, gotta!

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