Saturday, September 27, 2008
There is only one thing to note about the first presidential debate: Obama had to read the name of Sergeant Ryan David Jopek off of the bracelet he's been wearing for some time...as a reminder of a mother's loss-Ryan David Jopek's mother gave it to him. (Watch the look on McCain's face when Obama begins his tit for tat.
So I'm supposed to believe that his motives are to take care of the little guy? When he can't even remember the name of the little guy he 'wears on his wrist' every day?
Wow. Why isn't this bigger news? If a republican would have made this gaffe, it would be the only thing talked about. George H.W. Bush lost the 1992 election in part because he was labelled as 'out of touch', and a major factor in that national sentiment was the impatience he displayed by looking at his watch during an audience member question during the 1992 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE.
In case you just want to watch it over and over again, HERE'S the 'I've got a bracelet, too' video. And THIS bit of recent pop culture history should explain how I came up with the first image of this post. (Spend some time at icanhascheezburger.com if you're bored and want to know why I hate the internet for ruining our language, yet want to laugh heartily.)
Or would that be Ethic Fail?