Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Celebrity sour grapes

Spinning in the hamster wheel this week, so just taking a few minutes to post this segment in 2 parts from Dan Abrams. Your flesh will crawl watching a bearded McCain making romantic advances in the shower on SNL. Watch this and you will want to take your own shower -- alone! Then there's "24", and "The Wedding Crashers":




Image from MythFolklore.net

This is a classic case of sour grapes. McCain dearly wishes he could draw a big crowd on his own, so he's trying to make out that "celebrity" is somehow a bad word. But guess what? All popular politicians are celebrities. Some are just more popular than others. McCain is and was a celebrity because of being a returned POW who became a Senator and now the Repub nom, just as John Glenn is a celebrity for his astronaut feats, and Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger converted their non-political celebrity status into political office. Let's just hope that Obama's celebrity edge, which is based on his charisma, ideas, and many other things that have everything to do with politics, translates into actual votes where it really counts.
This Fox has a longing for grapes:
He jumps, but the bunch still escapes.
So he goes away sour;
And, 'tis said, to this hour
Declares that he's no taste for grapes.

THE GRAPES OF DISAPPOINTMENT ARE ALWAYS SOUR

4 comments:

Nava said...

I think McCain is terrified. you can almost smell his fear.

Ingrid said...

off topic but..are you diggin' that rain?? woohoo baby!
and some more on the way when I'm looking out towards town..sigh..aah..finally!

Ingrid

Mariamariacuchita said...

creepy McCain video...he's practically slobbering in the shower. McCain is looking for an angle..he cannot find an efective argument ahainst Obama so far.

thepoetryman said...

Let's just hope that Obama's celebrity edge, which is based on his charisma, ideas, and many other things that have everything to do with politics, translates into actual votes where it really counts.

I bet that McCain will lose by such a huge margin, as well as a big change in the House and Senate, that the neocons will realize that their grapes have long ago fallen off the vine. (Fingers crossed hope they do...)