Monday, May 12, 2008

Time to retire the Sunday Morning Crappie Award

I wasn't going to do one of these this week, but then the McCain campaign, not waiting to be reeled in, served it up with a "reverse back somersault with 2 twists" leap directly into the bottom of the boat.

Earlier this week, the McCain campaign took umbrage when Sen. Barack Obama commented that perhaps McCain has "lost his bearings." They felt that Sen. Obama was attacking Sen. McCain's age (he wasn't, but the McCain campaign isn't going to let facts get in the way of negative rhetoric.)

Then later in the week Joe Lieberman, speaking for the campaign, called McCain's "experience" one of his biggest advantages and one of the reasons that voters should choose McCain over Obama.

On one hand, they criticize their presumptive opponent for a perceived reference to John McCain's age, but then squirm, twist, and flippety-flop when citing his age as a strength in one of their own talking points??


For more on McCain's hypocritical antics this week, check out this post from Desert Beacon.

Anyway, on to the retirement of the Sunday Morning Crappie Award. It seems that every week, John McCain wins the award, or is in strong contention for it. He is so consistent in his flip-flopping that scientists have derived a corollary to Newton's First Law of Motion -
1. Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it.

..... a. In politics, once you start flip-flopping, you keep flip-flopping until the external forces of the electorate stop you.

Simply put , in light of past activities (like saying that he supported George Bush after the Bush campaign hatchet job on him in 2000, telling Arianna Huffington that he voted for Al Gore, and now denying that report) and current developments, there aren't any contenders for the award that are such strong candidates week in and week out, the Sunday Morning Crappie Award is henceforth retired.

Beginning next week, we here at Random Musings will debut a new award, one that is sure to light the blogosphere afire.

We hereby present......

The John Sydney McCain Memorial Crappie Award!!!

Please note: McCain's involvement in a suspicious land deal in AZ, while worthy of a raised eyebrow (and possibly an indictment), doesn't factor in a Crappie award - he's been very consistent about it for years, as this post from DB demonstrates.

At least we now know where Rep. Rick Renzi, former AZ state chair for the McCain campaign and indicted for his own illicit land deals, learned his trade.


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