Saturday, September 13, 2008

Editorial - A Message From John McCain - Editorial - NYTimes.com

Editorial - A Message From John McCain - Editorial - NYTimes.com:
The most disheartening aspect of a scurrilous Republican ad falsely accusing Barack Obama of promoting sex education for kindergarten children is its closing line: “I’m John McCain, and I approved this message.”
Win at any cost, eh?

I wonder if there's a way to impose refereeing on the electoral process in this country?

Naaa...

Who would be the referees? What could be the penalty for using lies to win elections? How could the process of refereeing be made timely enough to make a difference? How much of the Constitution would have to be amended in order to establish that lies are not free speech, that organizations are not persons? How subtle a lie could be dealt with effectively?

I'm afraid McCain/Palin may pull this off somehow. What I'm more afraid of is a repeat of 2000 and an appointed Presidency. People in the streets?

1 comment:

Old_one said...

SEX Pheromones or POW Electric shock!

McCain meets Palin and in 15 minutes he is giving her the VP slot, how
else could you explain this? "This is my soul mate" said McCain!
McCain's brain has been fried, how could you explain him calling his
wife a trollop,cunt in public. Then telling repeated lies of late,
McCain said " Palin knows more about energy than any one else in the
USA"!

May be the electric torture he received during the time he was POW!

All ECT (electric shock) does is produce brain damage. ...If you want
brain damage, it's your prerogative... there's no more effective way
than ECT. It's more effective than a car wreck, or getting hit with a
blunt instrument."
- Dr. John Friedberg, Neurologist

"Well, what is the sense of ruining my head and erasing my memory,
which is my capital, and putting me out of business? It was a
brilliant cure but we lost the patient."2. - Ernest Hemingway, Nobel
Prize-winning author who killed himself after complaining that
psychiatric electric shocks had ruined his career by destroying his
memory.