OK. Since the GOP ticket has dragooned the the Biblically-pure family values guide for its personal use in the campaign, may I humbly add a Biblical passage that is becoming more appropriate in these horribly dissembling final weeks: "What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul?" It's happening, folks.
Monday, October 6, 2008
A soul-less John McCain?
The tenor of the McCain-Palin campaign is becoming more chilling by the hour. Both want you to believe that Barack Obama is, at best, a fellow-traveling terrorist - the unholy word that George Bush played so inelegantly in leading us into a dismal five-year war. Today, when McCain questioned the true identity of Obama to a partisan audience, someone shouted: "Terrorist." That's dangerous stuff. Instead of lowering the temperature of his shouter, McCain drew a blank expression and moved on, obviously pleased that he had a like-minded audience. It recalled a moment during the primaries when a woman asked him how best to dispose of Hillary Clinton, whom she called a bitch. McCain smiled. Fun-eee. He made no attempt to scold her. Is he serious about getting to the White House by courting the worst in uncivilized behavior?