Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Robots and Retards Unite!: A Look Back

Old people/robots have a hard time remembering things: the difference between Shiites and Sunnis, if they oiled their squeaky parts before committing to spend at least 100 years in Iraq, whether they completed favors for lobbyists, if they remembered to update their software and reboot before bed, and who they voted for in the 2000 election.

Well it looks like J-tron forgot to vote for Bush in 2000 (on purpose).

According to princess of the left, Arianna Huffington:
At a dinner party in Los Angeles not long after the 2000 election, I was talking to a man and his wife, both prominent Republicans. The conversation soon turned to the new president. "I didn't vote for George Bush" the man confessed. "I didn't either," his wife added. Their names: John and Cindy McCain (Cindy told me she had cast a write-in vote for her husband).
Although McCain-ical is denying this accusation, as Huff points out:
Through a spokesperson with the colorful name Tucker Bounds, McCain has denied telling me he didn't vote for Bush in 2000. "It's not true," Bounds told the Washington Post, "and I ask you to consider the source."

My sentiments exactly -- because John McCain has a long history of issuing heartfelt denials of things that were actually true.

He denied ever talking with John Kerry about his leaving the GOP to be Kerry's '04 running mate -- then later admitted he had, insisting: "Everybody knows that I had a conversation."

He denied admitting that he didn't know much about economics, even though he'd said exactly that to the Wall Street Journal. And the Boston Globe. And the Baltimore Sun.

He denied ever having asked for a budget earmark for Arizona, even though he had. On the record.

He denied that he'd ever had a meeting with comely lobbyist Vicki Iseman and her client Lowell Paxon, even though he had. And had admitted it in a legal deposition.

And those are just the outright denials. He's also repeatedly tried to spin away statements he regretted making (see: 100-year war, Iraq was a war for oil, etc.).

So, yes, by all means, "consider the source."

I wonder what Al Gore makes of all of this.

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