Look, we had a lot of fun with John McCain back during the 2008 election cycle. Which was okay, then: he was still a powerful Senator, with a 45% chance of winning the White House. But it’s 2010 now, and the man is confused, and sad and rudderless, and VDB won’t stand for any jokes about his latest political ad, foregrounding the word “danged.” We especially can’t countenance any humor at the expense of the line, “The plan’s perfect . . . it’ll work this time.” Because laughing would be Wrong. Especially wrong because steely border commando Senator John McCain is One of Us, rather than one of them, dorky baseball cap or no.
May 13th, 2010