Shit Talkin’ Empty Suit

Good god, who is this Jack Cafferty of CNN? He’s my new hero:

It occurs to me that John McCain is as intellectually shallow as our current president. When asked what his Christian faith means to him, his answer was a one-liner. “It means I’m saved and forgiven.” Great scholars have wrestled with the meaning of faith for centuries.

One after another, McCain’s answers were shallow, simplistic, and trite. He showed the same intellectual curiosity that George Bush has — virtually none.

Yes, but it’s those simple one-liners that so impress the evangelicals–hell, they impress the whole right-wing movement. Black and white. No big words. Absolutes. Nuance? That’s code for “thinks too much.”

He no longer allows reporters unfettered access to him aboard the “Straight Talk Express” for a reason. He simply makes too many mistakes.

That’s because he can’t keep the old “maverick” version and the new “conservative talking point” version of himself straight. He’s rightly confused. Let’s not mention his age.

George Bush’s record as a student, military man, businessman and leader of the free world is one of constant failure. And the part that troubles me most is he seems content with himself.

He will leave office with the country $10 trillion in debt, fighting two wars, our international reputation in shambles, our government cloaked in secrecy and suspicion that his entire presidency has been a litany of broken laws and promises, our citizens’ faith in our own country ripped to shreds. Yet Bush goes bumbling along, grinning and spewing moronic one-liners, as though nobody understands what a colossal failure he has been.

I fear to the depth of my being that John McCain is just like him.

Well, yeah. That’s like what this entire Booze Cabinet has been saying for almost 8 years about Mr. Bush, boiled down to a paragraph. The legacy has already been written. Cheers to Mr. Cafferty. And as for McCain, don’t say we haven’t been warned.


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