Tuesday, October 7, 2008

No, no; get away from me. Her.



Everyone's all up in arms about McCain calling Obama "that one" but the moment that really stuck out in my mind was this sweet move that McCain pulls about 15 seconds in to the clip, refusing to shake hands with Obama, instead directing him to shake hands with his cylon wife. I mean, never mind the snub directed at Obama. How do you parse this if you're Cindy McCain?

UPDATE: Everyone is talking about this, too.

19 comments:

Galspanic said...

Ever since I stopped subscribing to the television and internets last week this stuff looks so much more like a puppet show than I could ever believe.
I'm not sad about this at all!
I'm sad that y'all are upset though.
Hi folks!

Litcube said...

I don't read that scene like you guys do I geuss. McCain pats Obama on the back to get his attention for something, which is probably to shake hands with the Cylon. Obama mistakes it for an invitation to shake hands with McCain himself, McCain recognizing Obama misunderstood his cue, directs attention to what he originally intended, which was the Cylon.

Mr. Pony said...

Probably true, and there seem to be some reports of earlier handshaking immediately before Brokaw told them both to get out of the way of his teleprompter. This would make Obama the jerkbag, trying to get two handshakes out of a situation that warranted only one.

I'm just itching to see McCain's legendary temper flare up. I want to see him throw furniture. Although; I suppose the fact that we haven't seen this recently is an testament to the man's heroic restraint, like those vampires who won't kill and only rob blood banks (which actually also claims lives due to shortages, although in a much less direct or vicious way).

Lungclops said...

i believe this informative graph should prove the absurdity of your accusation, pony.

Lungclops said...

(turns out you have to "open link in new window" to see the graph at full size)

Litcube said...

Dude, are you Jon Matza?

the anti-finch said...

I think it's the Finch

Mr. Pony said...

There is no Finch.

the anti-finch said...

we are legion, for we are many…

Galspanic said...

Troll posters are Trolls!

the anti-finch said...

reee reeee!

Mr. Pony said...

The anti-finch is leaving some disturbing clues.

the anti-finch said...

"Here before you is neither the program called the Puppet Master nor the woman that was called the Major."

Mr. Pony said...

Dad?

Lungclops said...

whom do you think taught matza how to powerpoint, litdude?

Litcube said...

Mr. Pony's dad?

the anti-finch said...

Mr. Pony Senior?

Demon said...

I want that pic on a sweater.

Galspanic said...

Oh dude, that little girl in the right edge of the photo is like "that's fuckin FAKE."