Republican presidential candidate John McCain issued a statement expressing sympathy for the flood victims.
Don’t throw your back out or anything. Damn.
Though I suppose we should be grateful he didn’t offer to bake them something.
It’s easy to forget in the midst of all the nonsense about flag pins and “whitey” and who eats what on his sandwich that we do in fact elect these people to do stuff. I had drinks with commenter TJ the other night and one of the things we talked about was the way people’s eyes opened up, after Katrina, to the fact that all the bullshit they’d been fed for months was, in fact, shit that came out of a bull. That there IS a difference between the parties, that we DO need government, that we ARE one country and not a collection of various taxonomies of assholes, that there are times you need angels to come down from the heavens with righteousness in their wings and say to you, “Sit down, it’s okay, I’ve got it from here.” This campaign isn’t a joke and it isn’t a circus and it sure as hell isn’t entertainment. It’s a job interview, and the job’s pretty critical, so the candidates better be able to prove they can pick up shovels and fill sandbags, and not just serve cake.
ps. By the way, our CURRENT president?Was in Paris, but he’s really bummed, man, he’s like right there with you, so that should make you feel better.