Sleep with dogs, wake up with fleas

From CBS News:

(Political Animal) McCAIN’S CHOICE….David Brooks writes today that John McCain tried to run an honorable campaign, but it just didn’t work:

McCain and his advisers have been compelled to adjust to the hostile environment around them. They have been compelled, at least in their telling, to abandon the campaign they had hoped to run. Now they are running a much more conventional race, the kind McCain himself used to ridicule.

The man who lampooned the Message of the Week is now relentlessly on message (as observers of his fine performance at Saddleback Church can attest). The man who hopes to inspire a new generation of Americans now attacks Obama daily. It is the only way he can get the networks to pay attention.

The problem? Too many bloggers. A bored press. A stuffy conservative establishment. McCain tried to take on the system, and the system won.

Original DVD cover.

Bloggers are somehow responsible for McCain running juvenile ads comparing Obama to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears? A bored press is responsible for McCain claiming that Obama puts personal interest ahead of country? The conservative establishment prevented McCain from calling out Jerome Corsi’s book for the vile trash that it is? The system forced McCain to hire one of Karl Rove’s disciples as his campaign manager?

Enough. Just enough. There are plenty of ways of getting attention, and McCain made his own choices.


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17 responses to “Sleep with dogs, wake up with fleas

  1. jeb

    The “twinkie defense” of poor Mac brought to us by Dan “Babbling” Brooks. Somehow it all fits.

  2. the twinkie defense!! there’s a phrase i haven’t heard in years! ๐Ÿ˜† we all know that rethugs are not pro-choice, so i guess it is understandable that capt. underpants had no choice here.

  3. nightowl724

    “The (Democrat) devil made me do it!”

    “Waaaaah, HE started it!”

    “Oh, yeah? Well, your mother wears army boots.”

    Funny stuff, nonnie! What kind of slippers are those on the right? (Soon, SOON, I’ll have a bigger monitor!)

  4. keep in mind that capt underpants doesn’t speak for the capt underpants campaign.
    here’s a bigger pic of the slippers.

  5. nightowl724

    ROTFLMAO!!!!! Thanks for that!!!!!

  6. jlms qkw - jenn

    you changed the ‘wb’ to a ‘w’!!!! that rocks!

    which slippers are karl’s and which are mccain’s?

    i knew as soon as karl disappeared from washington he was meddling with repub politics behind the scenes.

    he are evil.

  7. thanks for noticing the W, jenn. i was very pleased with how that came out. i think the chimpy slippers belong to capt underpants. after all, if the shoe fits…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. jlms qkw - jenn

    so karl gets the heels?

    btw, david brooks suwcks. it makes me crazy to think of NYT and CNN collecting even more neocon and conservative wingnuts to publish and blab with.

    they are why Jon Stewart is the most trusted guy for news.

    fair and balanced is a crock of $hit. life isn’t fair anyway. opinions can be balanced. facts, not so much.

  9. karl is the heel!

    i have more or less had it with almost all of the so-called pundits on both sides. they all twist themselves in order to defend whatever their side happens to do, no matter how stupid it is. the election process in this country has turned into a parlor game. it’s ridiculous.

  10. nightowl724

    jenn –

    which slippers are karlโ€™s and which are mccainโ€™s?

    nonnie –

    karl is the heel!


  11. jeb

    I beg to differ, the Chimpy slippers on Kurl’s because he walks all over him. Now if you had a Chimpy robe that’d be CUs cuz he’s got a giant monkey on his back.

    If a pundit fell over in the forest and there was no one there to here it, would anyone care?

  12. jeb

    OMG what the hell’s up with my editing. “slippers are Kurl’s” and “there to hear it”. Sorry, I shouldn’t post when I just get home from work.

  13. Seriously – why can’t Rove just keel over of his heart attack already?

  14. Friend of the court

    If “only the good die young”, Rove will out live us all.

  15. jeb,
    i think you should make more typos. it’s like a game to keep my brain working as i decipher what you are really saying. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    i am not really sure as to who wears which shoes. it doesn’t matter though, as rethugs never know what it is like when the shoe is on the other foot.
    (i’m not sure if that made any sense or not. if not, make believe my comment is a series of typos to be deciphered.)

  16. dcup!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    long time, no see!
    wouldn’t a prerequisite for a heart attack be having a heart? i am afraid karl will have to keel over from something else. perhaps an exploding gall bladder. he’s got tons of gall!

  17. fotc,
    oh no!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ by that standard, karl rove is immortal!