you know that thing people sometimes say, when they’re trying not to sound racist or bigoted, that only makes them sound vaguely racist/bigoted as well as kind of hokey and old-fashioned… they say something like:
I don’t care if you’re white, black, yellow, orange, purple, whatever…
because sure, there are yellow people. and when they refer to the Orange, I can give them the benefit of the doubt and hope that they’re referring to the fake–tan set. but then they have to say Purple, and we all know there are no purple people. not on this planet anyway.
so I heard a soundbite from McCain this morning, where he encouraged everyone to get out and vote:
“Republicans, Democrats, libertarians… vegetarians — whatever!”
right, because libertarians are about as viable as a constituency as vegetarians.
probability that I’d vote for McCain —
as of this morning: 0%
[update: turns out he’s used this phrase more than once, going back as far as the 2000 campaign. but I was shocked, SHOCKED, when I heard it this morning…]
[update2: the old fart is back on SNL tonight on their Election special… doesn’t he know that won’t get him any votes? doesn’t he realize they’re making fun of him every second he’s on their show, behind his back, without him seeming to realize it? it’s agonizing — almost worth a sympathy vote– NO NO, he’s not suckering me into a sympathy vote…]