More Straight Talk

McCain, in Louisiana on Tuesday, in front of a lime-green banner:

I commend both Senators Obama and Clinton for the long, hard race they have run. Senator Obama has impressed many Americans with his eloquence and his spirited campaign. Senator Clinton has earned great respect for her tenacity and courage. The media often overlooked how compassionately she spoke to the concerns and dreams of millions of Americans, and she deserves a lot more appreciation than she sometimes received.

John McCain, talking to reporters on Friday:

Holly Bailey and Jon Meacham: Want to back up a little bit and talk about press coverage. One of the things that you mentioned in your speech in New Orleans was that you felt that the media hadn’t recognized or had overlooked some of the attributes that Hillary Clinton had brought to the race. And I wondered—

John McCain:I did not [say that]—that was in prepared remarks, and I did not [say it]—I’m not in the business of commenting on the press and their coverage or not coverage … My supporters and friends can comment all they want about the press coverage, and that’s their right. They’re American citizens. I will not because I believe it’s not a profitable enterprise for me to do so. I can’t change any of the coverage that I know of except to just campaign as hard as I can and try to seek the approval of the majority of my fellow citizens.

John McCain. Straight talk you can believe in.

*** Update ***

Should have checked all the links at memeorandum before I posted this, because Jonathon Martin noticed the same thing covered up for McCain.

*** Update #2 ***

Watch for yourself- 45 seconds in:

He is either lying, or he does not remember what he said.

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78 replies
  1. 1
    Singularity says:

    Dude, uncool. Sometimes when people get to a certain stage of life, they have a hard time remembering things. Things like what they said a week ago, or what their position was on certain subjects, or where they left the nuclear codes.

    Lay off our senior citizens. Sheesh.

  2. 2
    Incertus says:

    He doesn’t want to slap them in the head while they’re busy sucking his flaccid, wrinkled, drooping penis. They might bite down or something.

  3. 3
    Crusty Dem says:

    Oooh, Singularity has an awesome new tack for the McCain campaign, they should accuse the other campaigns of “ageism” when they attack McCain’s gaffes. It’s the new racism (or sexism).

    I honestly don’t know what’s wrong with you John, I don’t even notice when someone is senile and incoherent. You disgusting ageist.

  4. 4
    NR says:

    Looks like he’d better throw them another barbecue.

  5. 5
    dreggas says:

    GET OFF MY LAWN!!

  6. 6
    JGabriel says:

    John Cole:

    Should have checked all the links at memeorandum before I posted this, because Jonathon Martin noticed the same thing.

    That’s fine. Most od us don’t read Memeorandum. You do it so we don’t have to.

    .

  7. 7
    JGabriel says:

    ‘Of’, not ‘od’. Though most of us that too, I suppose.

    .

  8. 8
    Krista says:

    Jesus H. Christ, Incertus. That image had me tasting my supper for the second time.

  9. 9
    Incertus says:

    Sorry Krista. At least I didn’t try to channel the full Bill Hicks.

  10. 10
    demimondian says:

    John McCain — wife changes we can believe in…at least, if we’re Newt Gingrich.

  11. 11
    mr serene says:

    Unfortunately, Joe Lieberman wasn’t around to straighten him out. McCain should keep him handy.

  12. 12
    oh really says:

    John McCain. Straight talk you can believe in.

    I think of it more as change that makes my head do 360s. It looks like the Saint is going to deliver change several times a week. Change we can’t keep up with.

    By the end of this campaign I’m going to be more confused than ever about McCain. Which is most responsible for his performance: stupidity, hypocrisy, ambition, age?

  13. 13
    demimondian says:

    Jesus H. Christ, Krista. What did you have for supper?

  14. 14
    SamFromUtah says:

    I honestly don’t know what’s wrong with you John, I don’t even notice when someone is senile and incoherent.

    Heh. Maybe they’re trying for Reagan II – though to be fair, St. Ron’s Alzheimer’s didn’t get really debilitatingly awful until 1983 or so.

  15. 15
    nightjar says:

    The question is– Would you buy a used car or anything else from THIS guy.

  16. 16
    Krista says:

    demimondian Says:

    Jesus H. Christ, Krista. What did you have for supper?

    Chicken. It was great going down. But Incertus’ comment almost made it come back up for a brief re-visit.

  17. 17
    dnA says:

    The question is, would he be willing to pour bottled hot water on Hillary Clinton if she was dehydrated?

  18. 18
    demimondian says:

    It was great going down.

    Hmm. If dinner is associated with “going down” in your mind, I can see how Incertus’ comment could cause confusion. That explains your reaction.

    That’s a relief; I was having…ummm…visions of Loretta Bobbit for a moment there.

  19. 19
    cbear says:

    He doesn’t want to slap them in the head while they’re busy sucking his flaccid, wrinkled, drooping penis. They might bite down or something.

    Unfortunately, Joe Lieberman wasn’t around to straighten him out.

    Perfect imagery for Holy Joe—McCain Campaign Fluffer.

    “Here Lindsey, I’ve just about got him ready, you take over for a minute and I’ll let in the reporters.

  20. 20
    Krista says:

    I’m just going to shut up now, as I seem to be getting myself into trouble. ;)

  21. 21
    Earl Hathaway says:

    Hey, mildly off topic, but I’ve been arguing with the Republican step-father and friends. Remember the “Obama doesn’t hold his hand over his heart for the pledge” photo and email chain? I pointed out that it was the anthem, not the pledge, but we’re still going at it. Does anybody have a link to the response someone put together showing 10 or 15 prominent Republicans ignoring the actual pledge?

    TIA.

    earl

  22. 22
    Dennis - SGMM says:

    I like the post that’s up now at the link. The one about how McCain is collecting $58,000 a year from the gov because he’s “technically disabled” due to being tortured. He has collected in the neighborhood of $2,000,000 over time. This is the same man who characterized the Webb GI Bill as “overly generous.”

  23. 23
    Cris says:

    that was in prepared remarks, and I did not [say it]

    Brilliant. That is the ultimate politician’s alibi. “That bullshit you heard me say? Oh, that was one of my speechwriters. If I was reading it off the teleprompter, I didn’t actually say it.”

    Kind of the Ron Paul Newsletter defense.

  24. 24
    Unabogie says:

    First time commenting here, John, but I love your blog. One thing that needs emphasizing here, is not just that McCain seems to be once again contradicting himself, but that he flatly denies to the Newsweek reporter ever saying the words, and suggests that he killed that part of the speech. As commenters quickly point out, that’s simply a lie. He says it about 45 seconds in. You should link to the youtube video of it, because being senile is one thing, but McCain is just simply a dishonest person.

    And he demonstrates this again and again for us.

  25. 25
    dnA says:

    No, what’s wrong with that diary is that it suggests McCain’s “disabilities” make him unable to be president, an idiotic line of reasoning for liberals, who presumably think F.D.R was the greatest president ever.

    Pointing that a very rich politician collects 60,000 in taxpayer money even as he vows to end “waste” and criticizes current benefits to our veterans is completely legitimate.

  26. 26
    El Cid says:

    It only goes to show what a Great American Patriot Hero Maverick John McCain is that he would let Friday McCain totally go after Tuesday McCain. If John McCain can so devastatingly take on himself in a prior timeline, just imagine what he can do to Barack Obama. Obama won’t know what will have been preparing to have hit him.

  27. 27
    AkaDad says:

    John McCain: The Status Quo You Can Believe In

  28. 28
    calipygian says:

    Pointing that a very rich politician collects 60,000 in taxpayer money even as he vows to end “waste” and criticizes current benefits to our veterans is completely legitimate.

    Giving McCain the money that is owed him by the government isn’t waste. Its all been figured in before hand. Some bean counter in the Pentagon did the calculations when Midshipman McCain entered the Academy, consulted the tables and money was budgeted for him in the military and the VA based on a variety of factors, just as it was when any of us joined the military. He’s just getting his pension and his disability compensation. Its money that has already been allocated. When the money was allocated, it wasn’t taken into account that he was going to be a gold-digging millionaire marrier. Just because he is, doesn’t mean that he should give back that money or refuse to take it.

    When I went to transition class, I brought that up with the VA representitive because I felt a little guilty applying for disability and compensation when there are guys coming back legless from Iraq. When I brought up my reservations, the VA rep said, don’t worry, they allocated that money for you 20 years ago.

    Not only that, but this up highlights McCain’s service and smacks of those scumbag Swiftboaters.

  29. 29
    calipygian says:

    More McCain:

    Next thing you know, people will be clamoring to means test Social Security and Medicare.

  30. 30
    Incertus says:

    Not to defend the Kos diarist too much, since he/she is responsible for the content of whatever goes up under a username, but the original “source” for his work is John Aravosis, who’s semi-okay on gay issues, but not exactly a brainiac when he gets outside his specialty. It’s Aravosis who needs to be set straight, but since he has a habit of banning people who point out when he’s being a dumbass, it probably won’t happen.

  31. 31
    nightjar says:

    Next thing you know, people will be clamoring to means test Social Security and Medicare

    And the next thing after that will be the wingnuts in full outrage mode on how SS is a welfare program we got to get rid of.

  32. 32
    Dennis - SGMM says:

    And the next thing after that will be the wingnuts in full outrage mode on how SS is a welfare program we got to get rid of.

    They’d be okay with it if SS was privatized. Invest the money in CDO’s, hedge funds, and derivatives. What could go wrong?

  33. 33
    nightjar says:

    What could go wrong?

    Nothing in the wingnut world. The Crocodiles of Commerce would flourish, and grow fat and sassy from all of granny’s medicine money.

  34. 34

    […] Balloon Juice: McCain, in Louisiana on Tuesday, in front of a lime-green banner: I commend both Senators Obama and Clinton for the long, hard race they have run. Senator Obama has impressed many Americans with his eloquence and his spirited campaign. Senator Clinton has earned great respect for her tenacity and courage. The media often overlooked how compassionately she spoke to the concerns and dreams of millions of Americans, and she deserves a lot more appreciation than she sometimes received. […]

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  36. 36
    TenguPhule says:

    No, what’s wrong with that diary is that it suggests McCain’s “disabilities” make him unable to be president, an idiotic line of reasoning for liberals, who presumably think F.D.R was the greatest president ever.

    Only FDR’s body was damaged, not his mind.

  37. 37
    Oracle says:

    John McCain—wife changes we can believe in…at least, if we’re Newt Gingrich.

    The story behind that article will sink McCain, I’m convinced.

    I mean, how can a man like this be running on his character???

    … Ross Perot, who paid her medical bills all those years ago, now believes that both Carol McCain and the American people have been taken in by a man who is unusually slick and cruel – even by the standards of modern politics.

    ‘McCain is the classic opportunist. He’s always reaching for attention and glory,’ he said.

    ‘After he came home, Carol walked with a limp. So he threw her over for a poster girl with big money from Arizona. And the rest is history.’

  38. 38

    […] In the widely-panned speech in front of the “Green Monster” last Tuesday, Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) commented on the media coverage with regards to Senator Hillary Clinton (D-New York). McCain was asked about those comments by reporters on Friday and the senior senator from Arizona cut them off to claim he did not, in fact, say those words but that they were in prepared remarks. […]

  39. 39
    Davis X. Machina says:

    He is either lying, or he does not remember what he said.

    It’s not a lie until someone calls him on it.

    And not just on a blog, either. A major network. A front page.

    “I expect McCain to win every one of these polls. The press loves McCain. We’re his base.”

    Chris Matthews, 10 September 2006.

  40. 40
    moderately says:

    Earl Hathaway, I think this is what you were looking for.

  41. 41
    Urbaniak says:

    Actually Jonathan Martin didn’t notice the same thing.

  42. 42
    Elvis Elvisberg says:

    McCain 2008: He is either lying, or he does not remember what he said.

  43. 43
    patroclus says:

    I really don’t see how this media criticism kerfluffle is going to help us deliver bottled hot water to dehydrated babies.

  44. 44
    Davis X. Machina says:

    I really don’t see how this media criticism kerfluffle is going to help us deliver bottled hot water to dehydrated babies.

    Wait a minute, I signed up to deliver bottled water to dehydrated hot babes…..

  45. 45
    Zuzu's Petals says:

    demimondian Says:

    John McCain—wife changes we can believe in…at least, if we’re Newt Gingrich.

    Not saying there’s no truth there, but then again, here’s who they’re using as a reference:

    Ted Sampley, who fought with US Special Forces in Vietnam and is now a leading campaigner for veterans’ rights

    To call Ted Sampley “a leading campaigner for veterans’ rights” is like calling David Duke a leading campaigner for voters’ rights.

  46. 46
    JubJub says:

    why hasn’t this reached “al gore is a liar” levels yet? and please don’t tell me it’s because the media’s not reporting it…

  47. 47
    JubJub says:

    why hasn’t this reached “al gore is a liar” levels yet? and please don’t tell me it’s because the media’s not reporting it…

  48. 48
    YellowJournalism says:

    Rule number one in the information age? Never say never. I could deny ever picking my underwear out of my butt in public, and I’m sure someone could probably find a clip of it on You Tube. These guys need to realize that their entire public lives are easily accessible to the masses, which also makes me wonder why they don’t check these things themselves sometimes. Or at least have their people do it.

  49. 49
    Conservatively Liberal says:

    There is a meltdown going on at Hillaryis44. The admin there posted a ‘we will not vote for McCain, we will write in Hillary’ message, also saying that ‘we will not leave the Democratic party, we will work to fix it’.

    The ratfuckers are in full meltdown mode now. If you go to see the train wreck in action, bring lots of popcorn. Lots. ;)

  50. 50
    Trabb's Boy says:

    Come on, what he’s saying is that he didn’t “say” it — he “read” it off the teleprompter. In other words, he doesn’t bother to vet his speeches in advance to make sure they accord with his actual opinions. I’m smelling an excellent opportunity for planting a mole here.

  51. 51
    loquacious mute says:

    NO! PLEASE NOT THE LIME GREEN JELLO. I PROMISE I’LL BE GOOD

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  53. 53
    loquacious mute says:

    There is a meltdown going on at Hillaryis44. The admin there posted a ‘we will not vote for McCain, we will write in Hillary’ message, also saying that ‘we will not leave the Democratic party, we will work to fix it’.

    I’ll check it out. There is a war over at Taylor Marsh. I am almost positive it is mostly Republicans (pretending to be dems)fighting with those who have chosen to endorse Obama and the few diehards Hillbots/RNCers keep repeating the same, Rezko, Ayers, Wright…blah blah blah arguments over and over again it really is quite tedious. Wish they could come up with some new talking points. The Obama people though are more on their toes and are countering quite well.

  54. 54
    slightly_peeved says:

    I’m smelling an excellent opportunity for planting a mole here.

    “McCain reads everything that’s on the teleprompter.”
    “Oh yeah, I know..”
    “No, I mean EVERYTHING that’s on the teleprompter.”

    McCain’s next speech in San Diego…

  55. 55
    Conservatively Liberal says:

    I’ll check it out. There is a war over at Taylor Marsh. I am almost positive it is mostly Republicans (pretending to be dems)fighting with those who have chosen to endorse Obama and the few diehards Hillbots/RNCers keep repeating the same, Rezko, Ayers, Wright…blah blah blah arguments over and over again it really is quite tedious. Wish they could come up with some new talking points.

    One ‘contributing member’ of His44 came in during the pissing contest with the admin there and said that she supports Hillary, even if she takes it to the convention, but if it is Obama in November then she is voting for him. Not McCain. That set off a shitstorm that I am still reading about. Some of the McCain supporters tore into her and she came back at them like a lioness, all claws and teeth. Damn good of her!

    The ‘contributing member’ says that they gave $100.00 to the His44 site (what a waste of good cash), and she really rips in to the McCain lovers questioning her ‘Hillaryness’. ;) It doesn’t help when another member there digs up the contributing members past posts to prove that she is telling the truth, but the one who comes to the rescue is also suspected of being a troll! I would swear that some evil genius composed this as a play of sorts, it is that funny.

    The Obama people though are more on their toes and are countering quite well.

    Good to hear! :D

  56. 56
    jake says:

    WASHINGTON — In a prepared statement yesterday President McCain announced that the US was at war with Iran. “Look, I’ve told you kids before, prepared statements don’t count,” President McCain said while Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia exchanged long-range missile fire. When asked if his statement about prepared statements was also prepared Mr. President became crotchety and he attacked the assembled reporters with his big brass ear trumpet.

    “No, I mean EVERYTHING that’s on the teleprompter.”

    Bwahahaha. [Dry washes hands]

  57. 57
    cleek says:

    there’s a reason you get 360,000 hits when you google “McCain contradicts himself”

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    etc..

  58. 58
    Napoleon says:

    Some bean counter in the Pentagon did the calculations when Midshipman McCain entered the Academy, consulted the tables and money was budgeted for him in the military and the VA based on a variety of factors, just as it was when any of us joined the military.

    The government does not use the accrual method of accounting.

  59. 59
    D-Chance. says:

    OMG. Barack Obama… trophy wife.

    Upon taking control of Congress in 2007, the Democrats found themselves running simpatico with those terminally elite nations who sniffed with disdain at American individualism while being strangled by the tentacles of their own statism. Emboldened by these openly chummy alliances, and sensing a GOP in the mood to slit its own wrists and die, the Democrats looked across the breakfast table at Hillary Clinton in her sensible clothes and felt a little disappointed.

    (snip)

    Then they spotted — Obama! He was young, pretty, and had a pleasing voice. He looked good in jeans and had just a touch of edginess about him when he smoked. He seemed born to be looked at. Not much real experience in the hard political world — a few turns around the dance floor with glamorous-seeming men — but he appeared eager to learn, eager to get ahead, and because he stood for almost nothing, he would be easy to lead. He hadn’t accomplished much of note, but trophy wives don’t need thick resumes.

  60. 60
    GoMS says:

    Holy fuck, someone tell McCain to stop smiling like a retarded Jackal. Christ, it is not hard to tell he is being coached on appearance. All that time in a Vietcong ground jail sure knocked the wind out of his sincerity!

  61. 61
    Chinn Romney says:

    So let me get this straight: We’re not discussing whether or not this addled Geezer is ready for the Old Soldiers Home, we’re discussing whether or not he should become the next Leader of the Free World? God help us all.

  62. 62
    KCinDC says:

    Speaking of Jonathan Martin (who still hasn’t posted a correction, despite commenters supplying the video), can anyone tell me what exactly the point of this is? Isn’t calling those “tennis shoes” decidedly more uncool than wearing them (if that’s even the point)?

    If this outfit garners ridicule, are there any conceivable clothes Obama could have been wearing when biking with his kids that wouldn’t have? Birkenstocks? Cargo shorts? Dockers? Wingtips? Bike shorts? Doc Martens?

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  64. 64
    NCProsecutor says:

    And really, it isn’t half-bad.

  65. 65
    rea says:

    McCain isn’t wearing an American flag lapel pin, the commie . . .

  66. 66
    Cris says:

    via D-Chance:

    a few turns around the dance floor with glamorous-seeming men

    Erotic fan fiction has reached the Democratic primary. Good lord * choke *

  67. 67

    […] It’s very strange that John McCain can baldly lie to the press about a nationally televised speech he delivered last week and not get called on it by reporters. This wasn’t some obscure address — I watched it live, as did political junkies all across the land since McCain scheduled it so as to come amidst coverage of the SD and MT primaries. Rate this: 2.6 More on GoldbergMORE STRAIGHT TALK…The Uptake: LIVE: Obama Rally at Xcel Center in St. Paul, MinnesotaAh Straight TalkStraight Talk, Strongly WordedRelated PostsMore on GoldbergMORE STRAIGHT TALK…The Uptake: LIVE: Obama Rally at Xcel Center in St. Paul, MinnesotaAh Straight TalkStraight Talk, Strongly Worded […]

  68. 68

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  69. 69
    Michael57 says:

    The meltdowns over at Hillaryis44 and Taylor Marsh have not yet hit The Confluence. They are ruled with an iron fist by some guy named Boston Boomer who simply deletes any comments he doesn’t like. Anyone who says Hillary’s policy positions are closer to Obama’s than to McCain’s, for instance, is labelled a troll and expelled. It’s very ugly. Before you know it, there will be about 100 posters over there all looking suspiciously around at each other to see who will next become a troll.

  70. 70
    eric says:

    I bet in John McCain’s mind he really does believe that he didn’t say it. It was from prepared marks — someone else wrote it — so therefore he didn’t really SAY it — he just READ it.

  71. 71
    dj spellchecka says:

    i’m assuming that since everybody, both left and right, thought that was a terrible speech, mccain took them at their word and decided it didn’t actually happen.

  72. 72
    schtum says:

    It’s perfectly believable that he doesn’t remember what he said. He sounded like he was reading the speech for the first time as he delivered it, so he was probably focusing more on pronunciation than comprehension.

  73. 73
    renard says:

    The problem with both Bush and McCain is that they aren’t smart enough to string more than 4 words together by themselves, so they hire other people to string them together for them. The problem with that is when you are asked a question about what you said is that you really dont know what you said because you didnt think of it or write it.

  74. 74

    […] McCain has made numerous gaffes with regards to Iraq and foreign policy. The average person might be expected to get the facts wrong, but this is supposedly McCain’s strong suit. I’d sure hate to see him discuss a topic he is weak on (such as the economy). In the video above, McCain says that Putin is the president of Germany. (Or maybe McCain is warning us about Putin’s ambitions for expansion.) Today McCain was also found to be in error when he claimed that he did not include a line in the delivery of his speech last night. The video shows otherwise. As John Cole said, “He is either lying, or he does not remember what he said.” […]

  75. 75
    jibeaux says:

    Well, if you had given that speech, would you really want to then go back and watch it?

  76. 76
    Blue Buddha says:

    He is either lying, or he does not remember what he said.

    I’m putting my money on both.

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