Friday, October 17, 2008

john mccain version 1.0

the john mccain of old made an appearance at the al smith charity dinner thursday night. aside from being pretty damn funny (as was obama) mccain closed out his part of the evening with this lovely bit of graciousness:
"I don't want it getting out of this room, but my opponent is an impressive fellow in many ways. Political opponents can have a little trouble seeing the best in each other. But I've had a few glimpses of this man at his best and I admire his great skill, energy and determination. It's not for nothing, but he's inspired many folks in his own party and beyond. Senator Obama talks about making history and he's made quite a bit of it already.

There was a time when the mere invitation of an African-American citizen to dine at the White House was taken as an outrage and an insult. Today is a world away from the cruelty and prideful bigotry of that time - and good riddance. I can't wish my opponent luck, but I do wish him well."

1 comment:

  1. If we'd seen that John McCain at the debates, maybe things would be closer. This is the John McCain I admired - the one with wit and style on The Daily Show, on Letterman, on legit news shows as well.

    Bob Dole made the same mistake. He did the cranky curmudgeon (ooh, alliteration!) while running against Bill Clinton, and then post-election showed charm and grace on the talk shows. He also gave us TMI with the Viagra commercials.


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