While John McCain was being beaten like a drum, Jane Fonda was sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun and laughing for the camera. While John McCain was being tortured on a daily basis, Jane Fonda was weeping into the camera about how peaceful and noble the North Vietnamese were.
John will never achieve his lifelong goal of becoming President. Yes, John did his duty, but that doesn't make a man Presidential material. Jane was twice awarded HER profession's highest honor in winning those Oscar's because life isn't fair and even the traitorous scum amongst us are granted the right to be successful. Today, John is a crippled old man being attacked on all sides and Jane is still making movies and being applauded for her work. Politicians and theatrical professionals are in the same business, looking pretty and telling us things to make us happy. But it only takes a few million people to make a star and half a country to make a President, so John taking the harder road means he must remain content with being a Senator from Arizona. Jane was everything a Hollywood actor should be, and John was everything one could ask for in an Arizona actor.
Neither deserves any more. Thanks for the hard work, John. And a salute to your service but it's time to give it up. Again. Run as a democrat or a third-party independent because thats your right. Just don't ever believe we'll give you your Oscar. There are standards, and then there are high standards, John.
McCain disabled by immigs?
"The Senate's immigration bill has the right wing hopping mad - and could seriously harm Sen. John McCain's shot at the GOP nomination.
As compromise bills will do, the proposed immigration reform measure had something in it for everyone to hate. But while the left wasn't happy with it, the right wing erupted in blazing fury.
Much of their anger was directed at McCain, who helped broker the deal.
Conservative columnist Hugh Hewitt called it "public political suicide" and declared the end of McCain's candidacy.
As soon as news of the deal broke, the Internet lit up with calls for President Bush's impeachment - not from the usual liberals but from his own hard-core conservative supporters.
Conservative blogs, online message boards and radio shows exploded with vitriol against both McCain and Bush for backing a bill that offers illegal immigrants a chance to stay in the country and eventually become citizens.
"If this goes through as is, the Republican Party in '08 could well be doomed, but so could we as a country," Rush Limbaugh said on his radio show.
McCain, who was already having trouble winning over the party's conservative base, may have lost that battle the moment he stood with liberal Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy to embrace the bill.
"In a Republican primary, that is dangerous company to keep," wrote an editor at The American Spectator.
Immigration is also a sticky issue for Rudy Giuliani, who as mayor staunchly defended the right of illegal immigrants to access health care, schools and every other city service.
Now, Giuliani is tipping to the right, saying no compromises should be considered in Congress until the feds find a way to issue ID cards and create a database that shows "who's good, who's average and who's bad," as he said in Florida on Friday.
He is also doing what he can to cast the immigration debate as one about national security and the lessons of 9/11 - his strongest suit - arguing that a porous system just gives cover to would-be terrorists. "We should do nothing to compromise the security of the United States and we clearly need more security now after Sept. 11," he said. "We need to know everybody who's in the United States."
See, John? Rudy knows how to act.