by Emmett R Smith
Of late, Mr Arizona Republican Senator John McCain has doubtless been feeling just a bit like the Baptist lady who kept shouting “Amen!” while the preacher went after boozers and fornicators and gay adoptive parents, but then started to holler, “Just a God-damn minute, Rev’rend, NOW y’all are gettin’ TOO close to home!” when he started in on gossip. Because the gossip in some Arizona Democrat quarters at least is that the Arizona Senator knows a little more than he perhaps “should,” about this item concerning Mr Arizona Republican Congressman Rick “On The Take Again!” Renzi:
As of this week though Mr Senator McCain should also be, perhaps, a little less at a disadvantage in connection with his possible Democrat Party rival, Mr Illinois Democrat Senator Obama. And this is not only on account of the widely-circulated Obama-in-burnoose link:
Rather, the Arizona Senator is no longer quite so lowdown anymore either, at least as far as numbers of just plain bad and Christ-awful embarrassing approvals go. A real relief indeed it must be, too, after being so roundly debased and defamed in the eyes of the GOP rightwing by the pretty stinky recent endorsements of his presidential bid, by The Two Foul Balls & False Alarms, Rudy G, Baby & Valter “Here’s A Black Eye For YOU, Bay-Bee!” Schwarzenegger.
“With pursesnatchers like these on my side, who needs SCUMBAGS,” isn’t that how the old question drones over-and-over at three in the morning, in the sleepless political doghouse?
Until recently, it was just two-for-two in the Scuzz Department at the “We DON’T Need This! Desk,” for of course Mr Senator Obama has been of late just as equally smirched and beslandered and drug down, by the support of the Two Massachussetts Dead Men Walking, messrs Kennedy & That Other One, Bob Or John “I’m A Lawyer, Too!” Kerry (whichever one got the medals Senator McCain didn’t, I mean….)
But now Mr Illinois Democrat Senator Barack Obama is having to juggle, in addition to the rotting Kennedy and Kerry corpses, a THIRD overlarge ripe catfish — because the quondam Reverend Farrakhan has now chimed in “for” the Illinois Senator, too:
“Good grief!” isn’t that how the old nightmare exclamation blurts everybody awake at three in the morning as the beagle knocks the loving cup in slow motion, right off the top of the bad-dreams political doghouse?
Well, with all of this feces being flung far and wide, it is greatly to be hoped that young Democrat America’s great hope from the land of Lincoln will not get anything too odious on his shining suit of The Much-Longed-For American Unity & A New Purpose. And, really, Mr Senator McCain should not be brought low either by False Insinuations & Filthy Associations, when what is at stake is supposed to be his actual record and intentions for the republic, too. The republican gentleman from Arizona after all is a fine soldierly man like General Grant, and no more than the democratic gentleman from Illinois is he to be blamed for some of the hangers-on and blow-ins and outright thieves every presidential campaign is foredoomed to attract.
But be that as it may be and as this goes to press, we of course are all now awaiting word from the all-decisive ADL about who alone will be fit to lead America to Mecca or Jerusalem, or wherever in Hell it is. Meanwhile though as matters stand now and were the November poll to be done today, it would be:
Mr Senator McCain over Mr Senator Obama by two full points on the popular vote…or, maybe, one-half of one percent, in the case of Mrs New York Democrat Senator William Jefferson “Palid Hillary” Rodham Clinton.
[Emmett R Smith all right reserved 26 February 2008]