Bonus Straight Talk

From McCain:

Project Vote Smart, the nonpartisan voter-education nonprofit, confirms today that it has kicked John McCain off its board. Mother Jones reported on Monday that PVS was prepared to make the move due to McCain’s nine-month refusal to fill out its Political Courage Test. According to PVS President Richard Kimball, the nonprofit has a rule that bars nonrespondents from serving on its board.

PVS contacted the McCain campaign 25 times from June 2007 to February 2008 in the hopes of avoiding the embarrassment this move entails for both the organization and one of its long-time board members. Eventually, however, they were simply left with no choice. The senator who made his career on straight talk couldn’t spare some for the organization he served.

The predicted response from Chris Matthews: “But.. but.. but.. OBAMA DRINKS ORANGE JUICE, WHICH IS SOMETIMES CALLED OJ, AND OJ IS A SCARY BLACK NEGRO.”

*** Update ***

Sort of related, can anyone provide me with a link to the poorman post where he repeatedly apologized for editorial mistakes when discussing the size of Tim Russert’s head?

*** Update #2 ***

It was Brit Hume’s head. Still can’t find the post.






33 replies
  1. 1
    Zifnab says:

    Hey, the Project just gained a giant bag of pipping hot credibility in my book. And don’t worry, McCain will be back to his old Mavericky self at precisely 12:01 November 9th, 2008, so PVS won’t have to miss him too long.

    :p It’s good to see someone McCain consorts with still holds itself to a degree of standards, even (especially?) if those standards lead to them distancing themselves from Mr Straight Talk.

  2. 2
    Jimmm says:

    I don’t know about this McCain fella. After all, his former mistress, I hear, is a cunt and a trollop. You gotta question the judgement of a guy who kicks out his wife for that kinda person …

  3. 3
    jnfr says:

    I was disappointed that the women on The View didn’t ask him about his affairs and how he dumped his first wife.

  4. 4
    Pooh says:

    According to PVS President Richard Kimball,

    Nonsense. Tweety’s true response will be wondering why PVS has yet to find the one-armed man.

  5. 5
    Dug Jay says:

    I just saw Jake Tapper of ABC News report that there is likely not a single anti-Semite that Obama hasn’t embraced.
    What is it about black politicians that they can’t hide their nascent anti-Semitism?

  6. 6
    Ted says:

    I just saw Jake Tapper of ABC News report that there is likely not a single anti-Semite that Obama hasn’t embraced.

    I especially liked when he embraced David Duke. It was a very long and touching hug.

  7. 7
    Xenos says:

    What is it about black politicians that they can’t hide their nascent anti-Semitism?

    What is it about antisemitism, that white people don’t see it amongst themselves, yet always see it in non-whites who ever so slightly criticize colonial occupation in Palestine?

  8. 8
    rawshark says:

    According to PVS President Richard Kimball, the nonprofit has a rule that bars nonrespondents from serving on its board.

    How about one-armed men?

  9. 9
    jrg says:

    I don’t think you’re being fair to McCain. Maybe the font size on the Political Courage Test was too small. Besides, someone on the left or right is bound to twist his words around.

    If he says “I believe in freedom of religion”, the right would take that to mean “America is a godless nation”. And the left is even worse – If McCain were to say “I believe we should stay in Iraq for 100 years”, those loony hippies on the left might take that as meaning “I believe we should stay in Iraq for 100 years”.

  10. 10
    Dennis - SGMM says:

    McCain + Project Vote Smart?

    I think someone dropped a dime with the oxymoron cops.

  11. 11
    RSA says:

    I just saw Jake Tapper of ABC News report that there is likely not a single anti-Semite that Obama hasn’t embraced.

    As an anti-Semite, I resent not yet having received a hug from Obama.

  12. 12
    SteveinSC says:

    Tim Russert’s head is indeed HUGE. Hence, in common parlance he is referred to as Pumkin Head. Maybe he’s a thyroid giant? He’s also a self-important asshole.

  13. 13
    SteveinSC says:

    Oops, “…Pumpkin..”

  14. 14
    cleek says:

    anyone see the American Idol clips of the three candidates ?

    Hillary: non-political, encouraging donations
    Obama: non-political, but sticking to his theme of “together we can”, urging donations

    McCain: “American Idol is like a Presidential primary except for Florida and Michigan their votes actually count”.

    this Dem primary shit has to end soon.

  15. 15
    Svensker says:

    SteveinSC Says:

    Oops, “…Pumpkin Punkin..”

    Fixed.

  16. 16
    jake says:

    I dropped this into the SpinTronic3000(TM) and here’s what came out:

    Project Vote Smart is clearly a bunch of Ivory Tower Elitist Fascist Tofu Latte Sipping Homos who want to disenfranchise Americans that don’t meet the members’ definition of “smart.”

  17. 17
    Jon H says:

    John,

    I bet if you google “Russert fungoid” you’ll find the blog post you seek.

  18. 18
    Jon H says:

    Nope, I am wrong,

  19. 19
    28 Percent says:

    This is a SMEAR of a GOOD MAN. This “Dr. Richard Kimball” if that is his real name has a CRIMINAL REOCRD not that you lefties care heh with you it is all about who will take your side it does not matter that he murdered his wife.

  20. 20
    28 Percent says:

    that is true jake oh how true it is!

  21. 21
    jake says:

    OMG, 28% is out on parole again! Perhaps BIRDZILLA will fly the coop and RETURN to uS oNCe MOre.

  22. 22
    BH Buck says:

    John, most likely this is wrong. But if it is, it’s one heck of a coincidence!

    Tim Russert Chris Matthews: The Fafblog Interview

    FB: Chris Matthews you have a big head. Tim Russert has a bigger head. You are an interviewer-guy. Tim Russert is a more successful more well-respected interviewer-guy. Do you feel there is any accuracy to the charge that Tim Russert has been riding the coattails of his great big head?
    CM: Well I don’t know if he –
    FB: How do you Chris Matthews respond to the critics who say “Chris Matthews is just a poor man’s Tim Russert with a smaller big head!”
    CM: Aw c’mon, it’s –
    FB: “What a huge, huge enooooooormous head!”
    CM: It’s not –
    FB: “Which is less respected than Tim Russert’s.”

  23. 23
    The Moar You Know says:

    Wow. 28 Percent, you may want to go see a good neurologist. You seem to be having some trouble writing even a simple cogent sentence.

  24. 24
    John Cole says:

    The post I am thinking of from the poorman was in the wake of Dan Rather and the editors went through a series of corrections and apologies explaining he was exaggerating when discussing the size of Russert’s head.

  25. 25
    Conservatively Liberal says:

    OT, but guess who is bringing up Tuzla again?

    Talk about the gift that keeps on giving…lol! Yeah, sure thing Bill. Gotcha. After all, you know all about that misspeaking thing, hmmmmm? Now that this has dropped out of the news, you thought it would be safe to bring it back up again?

    Jeez Bill, you are so stuck in the 90’s. This has been beat to death on the internet, and guess what? Hillary lied. There is no parsing it any other way. She lied Bill, just like you did. She got caught, just like you did. She is trying to spin it off, just like you tried. Nobody with a brain believes her, just like they did not believe you.

    You two are a perfect match, so get over it.

    I can’t believe that I actually defended these two back during BlowJobGate. What a waste of time that was.

  26. 26
    TenguPhule says:

    Dug Jay Says: Yes friends, I am living proof that education can make a difference. I sure wish I’d gotten some.

  27. 27
    Cain says:

    Welcome back, 28 percent! We must be nearing the end, our regular entourage of spoofs and what not are returning!

    cain

  28. 28
    Frans says:

    All the old poorman content is gone. Andrew restarted from scratch a few months back. I think this has to do with the fact that Andrew bundled some of his greatest hits into a book on Lulu. And you can’t sell the book if its contents are freely available on the Web..

  29. 29
    jake says:

    All the old poorman content is gone. Andrew restarted from scratch a few months back. I think this has to do with the fact that Andrew bundled some of his greatest hits into a book on Lulu.

    There you go John. Package the site, call it “Getting on the Clue Bus: Why I’m no longer a Republican,” go on book tours and collect groupies.

  30. 30
    koszmic says:

    I remember a post, and I think it was from poorman, about the size of Brit Hume’s head, not Russert’s. I recall it was written in a faux-apologetic manner. Too funny.

  31. 31
    Cyrus says:

    There you go John. Package the site, call it “Getting on the Clue Bus: Why I’m no longer a Republican,” go on book tours and collect groupies.

    I assume you mean “new groupies.” Or “less geeky groupies.”

  32. 32
    BH Buck says:

    One more try here…

    Is it possible that, instead of Tim Russert or Brit Hume, Poorman was talking about Tony Snow?

    I found the following reference:

    The Poor Man is right. Snow’s head is gigantic, about 30% taller than Bush’s.

    But it looks EVEN BIGGER in Malkin fantasy land – larger relative to his shoulders, and too big even for the frame of the photo. […]

    Another:

    …but The Poorman reveals why it was so important for the White House to let bygones be bygones — namely, the size of Tony Snow’s head.

    And I found this link, which is no longer active:

    http://thepoorman.net/2006/04/.....ntic-head/

    Can’t find anything on Brit Hume’s head (which in itself, was a blessing for me).

  33. 33
    BH Buck says:

    Found some more:

    From ThisJunction: (half-way down the page)

    Tony Snow has a MASSIVE HEAD… [“Gargantuan”]

    The biggest fucking head this side of Brit Hume. I don’t know where FOX finds these fucking hydrocephaloids to do its news shows – Easter Island, maybe, or the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – but somebody needs to find that place and destroy it, because enough is fucking enough already. I don’t watch FOX News, but sometimes I have to flip by it, and everytime it’s like fucking Attack of the Head People over there…

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