Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hard Candy

Yesterday the team of McSame and....uh, McCain and Palin stumped in Hershey, PA. Land of the Hershey Kiss, and other delectable delights. Unfortunately, there was nothing sugary and delicious in their rhetoric; only the same stale and past the sell-by date words of attack, division, diversion and distortion. He criticized Senator Obama for having the audacity, the audacity to run a commercial that may delay the World Series tonight with the words "no one will delay the World Series game with an infomercial when I’m president!’’ We are so relieved Mr. McCain. Because of course, a game is SO much more important than the finacial crisis, war, climate change, innovation and well, just about anything! Almost un-American wouldn't you say? Ah, but that is the rub isn't it? The not-so hidden ugly truth behind McCain's desperate and apalling campaign as it snakes its way to conclusion. Palin, hot off the trail from the "pro-America" parts of the country and from criticizing money spent on the research of fruit flies, ignoring the salient and intelligent points that this very research helps scientists determine information on genetics, heredity and congenital disorders, attacked the "wealth-spreader" in her oh, so mavericky and brainlessly charming way. We still don't know what will happen in one week: take nothing for granted and fight for every vote that will hopefully lead to a Democratic victory, but we do know that the bitter and stale taste of McCain's campaign will linger for a long time.

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