Thursday, July 31, 2008

Britney/Paris Ad Reflects McCain's Lack of Humanity

Prediction: McCain is Forced to Publicly Apologize to Britney and Paris for His Callous Mockery of the Two
By Fredrick Bernanke - July 31, 2008, 10:37PM

During his defeat of the Clinton Machine in the primary, Barack Obama proved he could take a punch.

The Britney/Paris ad doesn't even count as a solid left jab in this bout. If anything it looks like one of those wild left hooks opponents like Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier and George Foreman threw at Muhammad Ali in desperate attempts to knock the Champ out with one vicious blow. The problem was Ali merely moved his head back an inch or two, the blow missed by that much and his opponents were often left wide open to counter punches. Barack doesn't even have to move his head for this powder-puff of an attack ad.

The aspect that most troubles me about the ad is the fact that McCain has shown that he is willing to drench two innocent bystanders (Britney and Paris) in his filthy political vomit. Barack's in the ring, he's fair game. The two women whom McCain essentially humiliated are not.

Regardless of what one may think of the twosome, neither of whom has made any political comments that I am aware of, they are human beings, American citizens, apolitical civilians.

The callous vulgarity McCain has displayed by airing this ad, the complete indifference regarding how Paris and Britney--real people!-may feel being used as exemplars of Nothingness, that disregard for these two innocent bystanders (in the political realm) exposes what McCain, his campaign organization leadership and Republicans, in general are.

I loathe frivolous lawsuits, but it sure would be sweet if Brit and Paris could launch a defamation suit against the holier-than-thou McCain campaign.

{Late News: It turns out both Paris' father, Rick, and her grandfather, Barron Hilton, are McCain contributors. Reports are that Barron Hilton personally has contacted the McCain campaign to express his outrage at their use and mockery of his grand-daughter in the ad. This one ain't over.]

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