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Get the Hook: McCain Truly Awful on Stephanopolous This Morning

I thought McCain managed to control the direction of the debate the other night despite coming off as cranky and mean, but with Stephanopolous this morning, he looked like he was on the edge of meltdown.

He dodged every difficult question George posed to him (and there were many) by likening himself to Teddy Roosevelt, as if anyone under the age of 60 knows what he means by that.   He was angry, evasive, defensive, ill-prepared and cross.  He looked like a big glass of sour milk that’s been out in the sun for a day or two.

When Palin was first announced as his running mate, he was widely critiqued for making a rash, impulsive decision.  She gave the fundies what they wanted with her RNC speech and suddenly it was a "brilliant choice," but the day of reckoning is at hand and it looks like McCain knows it.  With every interview she comes off as a complete bozo. She may in fact be very bright, I don’t know, but despite her considerable personal appeal she doesn’t know shit about policy and she’s not skilled enough at political speak to fake it.  

Every time she opens her mouth, she makes a laughing stock of the campaign.  McCain just about bit Stephanopolous’s head off this morning when he was forced to make excuses for her. 

Methinks we’re heading for a McCain moment, when he just can’t contain himself any more.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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