Proof the John McCain is Senile


If Mitt Romney is looking for some sage advice from a man who’s been through the trials and tribulations of a bruising presidential election, he might want to find someone other than John McCain to give it to him. McCain actually thinks that Romney should repeat his mistake and put Sarah Palin on the ticket.

McCain also tells “CBS This Morning” there’s a strong field of Republicans who could be the vice presidential candidate.

When asked to suggest some names Wednesday, the Arizona Republican said, “I think it should be Sarah Palin.” But when pressed to elaborate, he said “I think we have some very qualified candidates,” citing Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Govs. Mitch Daniels of Indiana, Chris Christie of New Jersey and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana.

Steve Schmidt and Nicole Wallace just fell out of their chairs.

Comments

  1. StevoR says

    Whoah! Talk about not learning from your mistakes!

    Odd too – I thought McCain ended up hating her after all that happened with his 2008 campgain and its aftermath, no?

  2. sc_314f771040c95b262912df2bec80b9ed says

    Haha, I’d like to think McCain is just trolling Romney here.

  3. matty1 says

    Maybe he’s a sadistic s.o.b who means “If I had to put up with Palin so should you”.

  4. RW Ahrens says

    …and in the meantime, every truly viable politician for candidate for VP with Romney are no longer taking calls and are hiding in their bathrooms under mattresses!

    They are all waiting for 2016 and a true possibility of running with a chance at winning.

  5. says

    So…McSame admits there’s plenty of “qualified” candidates (by PoG standards anyway), but Mutt Romney should still pick the least qualified person, who did the least actual honest work of the entire lot. Is that really senility — or Stockholm syndrome?

    One of the most disgraceful aspects of today’s Republican Party is that so few of their leading figures even tried to stand up for themselves when they all got passed over and eclipsed by an uneducable idiot who didn’t have even one-tenth of the intelligence, experience, toughness or track-record they had. What’s the point of doing all those years of work and coalition-building, if all you get is ignored the minute some brash little idiot barges into the game? If I were (just one example here) Mike Huckabee, I’d have been FURIOUS at Palin for stealing both the political limelight and the evangelical-leadership limelight. These people have the spine of a jellyfish and the attention-span of a tweener on a sugar high.

    (Remember Evangelical Outpost, the blog that Ed praised for condemning torture? They strongly endorsed Huckabee in 2008, for the obvious reason…until Sarah Palin showed up, at which time they dropped Huckabee and supported Palin. When I asked why, they said it was because a) Huckabee betrayed the cause by supporting some kind of public health-insurance plan, and b) they valued Palin’s “game-changing” act over Huckabee’s solid performance as a governor and minister.)

  6. jamessweet says

    Haha, I’d like to think McCain is just trolling Romney here.

    That was my first thought too.

  7. MikeMa says

    I’m with Holytape. McCain suggesting another round with Palin is just a big fuck you not just to the GOP but to the electorate.

    Also, aren’t Jundal and Rubio ineligible by birth? Someone contact Orly and start that ball rolling RIGHT NOW!

  8. Mr Ed says

    I’m very liberal and so is my whole family but if Romney picks Sarah I know we will all vote for him. In fact I know so many people who like her I could see him carrying several true blue New England states.

    This is my story and I’m sticking with it.

  9. jerthebarbarian says

    Yeah, that’s not senility that’s hysterical. I’d like to see the tape because it’s either a flat out joke at Sarah Palin’s expense (and by extension at John McCain’s expense) or it’s a troll.

    Unless by senility you mean “McCain doesn’t know when it’s appropriate to tell a joke, and what jokes are funny in which situations”. He’s apparently always been like that, so the word you’re looking for isn’t “senility” but possibly something more like “douchebaggery”.

  10. Alverant says

    I saw this on RawStory or Alternet and someone thought McCain was joking or that he was “forced” to take her as VP.

    I hope he is either joking or engaging in some petty revenge against the GOP.

  11. Trebuchet says

    Also, aren’t Jundal and Rubio ineligible by birth? Someone contact Orly and start that ball rolling RIGHT NOW!

    Jindal (not Jundal) and Rubio were born in Baton Rouge and Miami, respectively, to immigrant parents. They’re as American as Barack Obama. I can see Taitz having some heartburn over Jindal, however, since he was raised as a Hindu.

  12. mcmillan says

    The story I first heard about this from did say he started laughing when he said this, so the interpretation that it was supposed to be a joke seems right.

  13. says

    mcmillan: that story does put a different light on all this. McCain does seem to be admitting that there’s a top tier with a “wealth of talent,” and that Palin is not really in it; without explicitly bashing Palin.

  14. d cwilson says

    The folks at World Nut Daily have already declared Rubio inelligible because he was born before his parents became citizens, so at least they’re consistent in their misinterpretation of the Constitution.

  15. noastronomer says

    I’m with everyone else who thinks that McCain is less than serious with this suggestion.

  16. axilet says

    AHAHAHAHAHA

    It’s fitting, though, isn’t it – for another clown to join the circus that the Republican presidential campaign has become.

  17. eric says

    Palin is NOT a circus clown. She’s more like the vandal who pulls the fire alarm – she causes everyone to suddenly exit the circus, whether they wanted to or not.

  18. abb3w says

    Having seen the video, I’m pretty sure from McCain’s grin he was joking. Mind you, I’m not sure who he intended the joke to be on; Romney, Palin, the GOP crazy wing, the GOP establishment, the guys he then suggested as possible Veeps….

  19. Ichthyic says

    McCain actually thinks that Romney should repeat his mistake and put Sarah Palin on the ticket.

    what makes you think he made a mistake?

    Recall what McCain kept saying about the dangers to the GoP if they keep coddling the right wing extremists during the 2000 primaries?

    why on earth would someone that attacked the GoP for mollycoddling the nutters, turn around and SELECT one of them for his running mate, unless he had a very specific point to make.

    No, he’s not senile. He’s making the same exact point he did in 2000, and 2008.

    The only problem is that it’s too late. His message could have had impact in 2000 for those that would listen.

    Most chose not too.

  20. says

    Palin is NOT a circus clown. She’s more like the vandal who pulls the fire alarm

    John Cleese described her as “a talking parrot” – given that that came from the man who wrote the dead parrot skit, I don’t think it’s possible to top it. (He also said that Michael is no longer the silliest Palin on earth)

  21. Michael Heath says

    He didn’t just grin, he laughed. It was a joke, at Ms. Palin’s expense. Which makes me think even less of Sen. McCain.

  22. imthegenieicandoanything says

    The titles of your posts have become oddly flat – or are you into serial deadpanning now?

    McCain is now as shitty a person as any in the current perfection of shittiness that pretends to be the “Republican” Party. I expect nothing from him but variations of “get off my lawn!!!!”

    THIS title might as well have been:

    PROOF THAT BEARS SHIT IN WOODS

  23. Ichthyic says

    It was a joke, at Ms. Palin’s expense. Which makes me think even less of Sen. McCain.

    which one do you think less of then?

    McCain or Palin?

    which one do you laugh at?

  24. dan4 says

    “Proof the John McCain is Senile”

    I’m not sure which is sillier: Mr. Brayton’s inability to even entertain the possibility that McCain was being tongue-in-check with his comment about Palin here, or his aversion to taking five seconds to proofreading the titles of his posts.

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