Remember how sexist media pundits maybe helped Hillary Clinton ruin her shot at the Democratic presidential nomination? "When Hillary Clinton speaks, men hear, 'Take out the garbage,'" loutish author Marc Rudov said on Fox News in January, leading the way for other controversial statements by Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann of MSNBC. Well now the shouting heads are doing the same thing to John McCain. And it's those bastards at MSNBC again! Just listen to Joe Scarborough make fun of McCain for getting cluster-bombed by liberal jars of apple sauce during what should have been a simple grocery store photo-op (via the Observer):
"You know what that looks like?" Mr. Scarborough asked his panel as b-roll took over the screen showing Senator McCain in the dairy aisle of a supermarket in Bethlehem, Pa. "‘No, Granddad-no, no, not down here. Talk to the grandkids. Show 'em the penny trick!'"
"O.K., [liberal MSNBC host Keith] Olbermann, O.K.," said Republican strategist and McCain 2000 mastermind Mike Murphy, a guest panelist charged with defending the Republican nominee. "Beat up the poor …"
Also, the press makes fun of McCain for not knowing how to work the Google and thinking that email and text messages are mainly for dirty hippies in San Francisco and should be filtered by his staff. But, c'mon, that didn't keep McCain from banning taxes on this "internet," or from "understanding the importance of the blogs."
Everyone should please stop making fun of McCain just because he would be the oldest person ever to ascend to the presidency. Or, at the very least, if you do make fun of him, please do so via FAX or at a volume he can hear.
Kidding! What McCain needs (as many others have noted) is a killer line like Ronald Reagan's "I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience." But newer and hipper. Maybe ask Jon Stewart to write it, he's big with the kids these days and totally owes you one, McCain.