Friday, April 18, 2008

project flag pin

this woman is gonna have her own reality show any day now.

it's nash mccabe, 52, of latrobe, pa. the woman who asked the flag pin question during the debate the other night. (i guess i wasn't sleeping.) this is from the new york times, april 4th:
“How can I vote for a president who won’t wear a flag pin?” Mrs. McCabe, a recently unemployed clerk typist, said in a booth at the Valley Dairy luncheonette in this quiet, small city in western Pennsylvania.
Mr. Obama has said patriotism is about ideas, not flag pins.
“I watch him on TV,” Mrs. McCabe said. “I keep looking for that lapel pin.”
huh. some coincidence, you think, that this woman was featured during the debate last night? maybe the monkeys (gibson and stephanopoulos) didn't wanna ask the question themselves (because they knew how inane it was) so they let someone else ask it?

michael calderone of writes:
When I asked whether questions about flag pins or Bosnia are actually relevant to voters, (Stephanopoulos) replied: “Absolutely.”

“The vote for the president,” Stephanopoulos said, “is one of the most personal” decisions that someone makes.

“When people make that choice, they take into account how candidates stand on the issues,” he said, but also are concerned with “experience, character [and] credibility.”
stephanopoulos is right. questions about flag pins are about character: the character of the person asking the question. and i think we now know the answer to that question.
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  1. I say we mount a national campaign to mail this woman flag lapel pins...thousands of flag lapel pins from across the country, showing up by the bushel basket in her mailbox.

    Worst Priest Ever.

  2. aaron. strangely enough, i had actually written a final line to this post, but ended up deleting it before i went to bed.

    it was about starting a campaign to mail this woman flag lapel pins. no kidding.

  3. some of the folks over at dailykos took the flag pin campaign completely seriously. as if earlier today i had been googling the woman's address or something.

    check it out.

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  5. after reading your post, tony, about the debate and listening to NPR basically say the same thing, i'd have to agree with my own observations about the media - which i have blogged about on numerous occasions - that the media is filled with a bunch of douche bags. the fact that no relevant, meaningful questions were asked until 45 minutes into the debate proves my logic. if flag lapel pins and questions about them are deemed relevant, as George S. has stated, why not ask Hillary how many sheets of TP she uses to wipe herself with or ask Obama if he would be so inclined to pick his nose and "fling it" if he knew no one was looking? i mean, the number of sheets of TP one uses and flicking nose waste are environmental-related issues sorta, right? that's part of "character", as George S. stated, right?

    i believe George S. to be irrelevant. much like most of the media. funny how the wearing or not wearing of a flag lapel pin would prompt someone to question a presidential candidate's merits. were Obama or Hillary wearing red ribbon lapel pins that evening? oh - then they both must not support AIDS awareness. maybe they should've done the debate in the nude to protest, along with PETA, the the cruel treatment of animals. but neither of them were nude so they both must be against what PETA stands for. ah-HA! another story to run with....i will research this and get back to you.


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