Sunday, February 03, 2008

All aboard "The Straight Talk Express"!

From the January 27 edition of Meet The Press"

[TIM] RUSSERT: If the Senate passed your bill, S1433, the McCain-Kennedy Immigration Bill...

JOHN McCAIN: Mm-hmm.

MR. RUSSERT: ...would you as president sign it?

SEN. McCAIN: Yeah ...
Then, remembering the reaction from the public as they learned details of the McCain/Kennedy Illegal-Alien Amnesty that had been written behind closed doors, McCain backtracked, babbling his same political platitudes he that repeats (and repeats) rather than directly answer a question.

(What's that old line about substituting bull shit for brilliance?)

MR. RUSSERT: But you would sign your bill...

SEN. McCAIN: It's not going to come across my desk.

MR. RUSSERT: It won't pass.

SEN. McCAIN: I--if pigs fly, then--look...

MR. RUSSERT: So it's dead.

SEN. McCAIN: The bill, the bill is dead as it is written. We know that. We know that. And the bill is going to have to be, and I would sign it, securing the borders first and articulating those principles that I did. That's what we got out of this last very divisive and tough debate. And we have to get those borders secured. That's what Americans want first. [emphasis - ed.]
First! First? Oh, I get it! Then after each border state governor certifies that the boundary between their state and Mexico is "secure," THEN you help ram through the illegal-alien amnesty and all its perks!


Having screwed up on Meet the Press and managing to babble his way out of it, a few days later at California's GOP Debate, McCain was asked the same question. This time, though, he'd had time to practice the new answer he'd come up with:

[JANET] HOOK: ... if your original proposal came to a vote on the Senate floor, would you vote for it?

MCCAIN: It won't. It won't. That's why we went through the debate...
Noticing that McCain hadn't answered the question she'd asked ...

HOOK: But if it did?

MCCAIN: No, it would not....
McCain babbled the same political platitudes he that repeats (and repeats) rather than directly answer a question.

Noticing that McCain still hadn't answered the question Hook had asked:

[ANDERSON] COOPER: So I just want to confirm that you would not vote for your bill as it originally was?

MCCAIN: My bill will not be voted on; it will not be voted on.
As you might note, McCain still didn't answer the question asked.

McCain's "Straight Talk." Doncha love it!

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Blogger pamibe said...

He's trying to be slick, but of course he'd vote for it; it's HIS BILL. Least he could do is tell the truth. Ugh.

10:26 AM  
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4:34 PM  
Blogger doyle said...

Thanks for the links, John, not that Lefty Loons Bill Press and Ariana Huffington are taken seriously only by the Lefty Loons.

Funny, innit, them acting like they were favoring McCain over ... oh, I dunno.

I'm guessing with the two of them Kucinich was probably their guy.

5:14 PM  

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