July 21st, 2006

A Double McCain Creature Feature

by Philip Baruth

VDB seems doomed to be out of town when all of the big-name Republicans come slouching toward Burlington. We missed Laura, and now we’ll miss John.

Which is a lot of rounds of Let’s Pretend We’re Moderates! to miss out on.

In Laura’s case, it was a true shame: we missed the opportunity to sum up the entire null-affect, ’50s-throwback, Stepford-Wifeish phenomenon that is the First Lady.

But not so in McCain’s case. No, we’ve been tracking McCain’s desperate sprint to the Right for some time now, and laying out the case for the McCain/Bush ticket in 2008. Truly the nightmare to end all nightmares.

And so with your permission, we now present two of our most frightening pieces on McCain, a chilling double-feature: “It’s McCain/Bush in ‘08; All Torture Wedgies Forgiven” and the more recent but equally scarifying “Johnny Mac — Lord Help Us All.”

And remember, while we’re busy examining the Social Democracy of Sweden, you’re our only link to hard-core Vermont politics, the facts on the ground. Any detailed diaries of the McCain event, or of any hissy fits by the Tarrant campaign, will be scrutinized with particular care and deep thanks.

Which is to say: bring it on, Johnny Mac.

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  1. on July 25th, 2006 at 3:53 am

    […] And we posted some pretty harsh words, concluding with the sort of challenge no real man ducks. The kind of challenge that makes it clear: we were ready to take this fight out to the parking lot. […]