October 13th, 2008

Captain Obvious

McCain campaign manager Rick Davis lies blatantly on national TV about Palin's guilt.

It’s simply not possible to lie more deliberately or flagrantly than this:

McCain campaign manager Rick Davis on Fox News this morning, when asked by Chris Wallace about the Troopergate report issued on Friday:

"The reality is there was absolutely no wrongdoing found in the report — 1,000 pages — an enormous waste of time — and the best they could come up with was: no violations of any kinds of laws or ethics rules."

From the Report — the very first finding — page 8 (.pdf):

"FINDING NUMBER ONE: Sarah Palin abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act."

There’s no lie too brazen. There’s not a modicum of personal responsibility or acknowledgment of wrongdoing. Chris Wallace, who is actually more decent as an interviewer than most of his colleagues, interrupted and confronted Davis with his lie — "No, it said she violated the state Ethics laws" — but Davis just persisted as brazenly as before with the lie. That’s a perfect snapshot for what we’ve had the last eight years.


You remember when a congressional ethics committee found Dick Cheney in clear violation of the ethics code for continuing to hold nearly half a million shares of Halliburton stock, while giving Halliburton subsidiary Kellog, Brown & Root massive, billion dollar contracts in Iraq?

Of course you don't. You were too busy watching American Idol. You're not going to remember this, either. (Assuming you even admit it in the first place - since you uncritically believe and parrot every statement made by the McCain campaign, no matter how transparently false.) And you're going to vote for McCain and Palin in spite of the fact that they're total fucking liars.

That's because you're stupid. And you're going to get the kind of government that you deserve.