Is it any surprise the ventriloquist’s dummy had so many memory lapses? Or that the President With His Head Up His Ass let it be known he was pleased with the dummy’s testimony? Of course not. Nobody is fooled. Certainly not the news photographers who covered the hearing, Don Mills among them.
Meantime, John McCain offered his quippy version of truth on the campaign trail in South Carolina. “Remember that old Beach Boys song ‘Bomb Iran’?” he joked, in answer to a question about sending “an airmail message” to Teheran. “Bomb, bomb, bomb,” he sang, aping the song “Barbara Ann.”
As The Wall Street Journal said last week in “McCain’s Finest Hour,” an adoring editorial defending his support for the war escalation in Iraq, “he has demonstrated that his views on the subject are serious and born of belief, not of polls.”
We are supposed to measure McCain by the seriousness of his belief, not by the empirical reality of Prez Huha’s so-called “surge.” As if “belief” exempts McCain from the stupidity he shares with Huha, let alone the cynicism of overweening political ambition.
Postscript: Moveon.org has just put out an apt video ad: Bomb Iran. Bomb. Bomb. Bomb.