September 19, 2008

Kampaigning to Kindergarteners.and McCain on Spain

McCain campaigns to kindergarteners. Or at least it sounds like he thinks he is.

And if you're close to Russia, that means you know all about foreign policy. And the fundementals of our economy are strong. And I'm the "change" candidate, and I'm for regulation, even though I have always been against it, boys and girls.

"It's safe. I've been on one. And you can see fish! So hundreds of oil rigs offshore mean good eatin'. And it's perfectly safe."

In further McCain mental gyrations, McCain was asked whether he'd invite the president of Spain to the White House during an interview on a spanish language radio station. Take a little listen and try to see if you can figure out what the hell he's talking about or whether he knows himself.

The candidate which so many people seem to feel is some sort of foreign policy "expert" seemed to diss the nation of Spain, a member of NATO and a steady ally in Afghanistan, even though the Republican administration, in it's typical childish fit of pique, has shunned the President of Spain even since they decided to withdraw their troops from the mess in Iraq.

So the interviewer asked him about speaking to the leader of Spain. Repeatedly. And McCain, sounding like Grandpa Simpson, kept talking about Mexico and central America. When the interviewer asked once more would McCain speak to the President of SPAIN, McCain mumbled on about this "hemisphere", saying, "Honestly, I have to analyze our relationships, situations and priorities, but I can assure you that I will establish closer relationships with our friends, and I will stand up to those who want to harm the United States."

Evidently, McCain's not sure if Spain is an enemy or not. Or what hemisphere it's in, for that matter.

On top of that, this is yet another of the dizzying and never-ending flip-flops for McCain, who literally can contradict himself daily, sometimes even hourly! (As when he said he was against bailing out insurance giant AIG, then literally hours later, said he was OK with it. What a maverick. He first says what he actually thinks and believes, then gets told what he's SUPPOSED TO SAY, and goes out and says it as if no one will remember that he said just the opposite only hours ago.

McCain had previously stated that he'd be willing to meet with Spain's President Zapatero. Now he seemed to refuse to answer, and even cast Spain in the catagory of "those who wish to do harm to the United States" in his bewildering answers.

If McCain's a foreign policy expert, then so is my dog.

What did he mean exactly? No one knows. Even his campaign.


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