During last Thursdays Vice Presidential debate, Sarah Barracuda repeatedly scolded Joe Biden for looking backwards, toward the past rather than the future. Now, in fact, it is Sarah who is looking backwards, with the blessings of the RNC and the McCain campaign. And why not? Like McCain and the Republi-cons she represents, she has no plans for the future other than to continue the failed policies of one George W. Bush. In doing so, she has sunk to new lows not even approached by the Swiftboat Liars who attacked a decorated veteran's honorable service. Now she is trying to tie Barack Obama to William Ayers, a former member of the Radical '60's group, the Weather Underground. It doesn't matter to Sarah or her advisers or John McCain or the RNC that Obama was 8 years old at the time and hardly in a position to "pal around" with anybody other than his fellow 2nd or 3rd grade schoolmates.
So, okay Sarah, the gloves are off. First I'm going to deal with your running mate and Father figure, John McCain. Then I'm coming after you, your family, your youthful indiscretions, your scandals, your blatant lies. And I won't be polite and I won't take it easy on you. You're a big girl now. You think you're qualified to lead this country, so pull on your Big Girl panties and take it like a man.
Let's begin with a short documentary illustrating John McCain's involvement in the Savings & Loan Scandal of the '80's:
(The video below can be viewed or downloaded at Keatingeconomics.com. For the first two hours since this documentary was released, I could not get any version of it to play past 1:21! I called Obama campaign Headquarters and reported this. I finally got it to play, however, there are still audio drops, which the Producers have said they are working on correcting. Since this is a feed from YouTube, it should automatically include those fixes when they occur. I will, however, check back and repost this video just in case. If you have any problems viewing this, please go to BarackObama.com, find your regional Headquarters and call them. Tell them what Internet Service Provider you use, ie: AOL, Comcast, etc., and describe the problems you are having.)
Now let's take a look at the Five most common myths concerning John McCain's military service:
The excerpt below is from Rolling Stone's Tim Dickinson's article concerning Senator McCain's status as a "maverick":
A closer look at the life and career of John McCain reveals a disturbing record of recklessness and dishonesty
By TIM DICKINSON
Posted Oct 16, 2008 7:00 PM
At Fort McNair, an army base located along the Potomac River in the nation's capital, a chance reunion takes place one day between two former POWs. It's the spring of 1974, and Navy commander John Sidney McCain III has returned home from the experience in Hanoi that, according to legend, transformed him from a callow and reckless youth into a serious man of patriotism and purpose. Walking along the grounds at Fort McNair, McCain runs into John Dramesi, an Air Force lieutenant colonel who was also imprisoned and tortured in Vietnam.
McCain is studying at the National War College, a prestigious graduate program he had to pull strings with the Secretary of the Navy to get into. Dramesi is enrolled, on his own merit, at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in the building next door.
There's a distance between the two men that belies their shared experience in North Vietnam — call it an honor gap. Like many American POWs, McCain broke down under torture and offered a "confession" to his North Vietnamese captors. Dramesi, in contrast, attempted two daring escapes. For the second he was brutalized for a month with daily torture sessions that nearly killed him. His partner in the escape, Lt. Col. Ed Atterberry, didn't survive the mistreatment. But Dramesi never said a disloyal word, and for his heroism was awarded two Air Force Crosses, one of the service's highest distinctions. McCain would later hail him as "one of the toughest guys I've ever met."
On the grounds between the two brick colleges, the chitchat between the scion of four-star admirals and the son of a prizefighter turns to their academic travels; both colleges sponsor a trip abroad for young officers to network with military and political leaders in a distant corner of the globe.
"I'm going to the Middle East," Dramesi says. "Turkey, Kuwait, Lebanon, Iran."
"Why are you going to the Middle East?" McCain asks, dismissively.
"It's a place we're probably going to have some problems," Dramesi says.
"Why? Where are you going to, John?"
"Oh, I'm going to Rio."
"What the hell are you going to Rio for?"
McCain, a married father of three, shrugs.
"I got a better chance of getting laid."
Please follow the link above to read the rest of this stunning expose, or just click here.
Is this the man we want as our next Commander In Chief?
Later: What Sarah Barracuda would rather you didn't know...
Gee, I can hardly wait...