HEY, BUSH AND REAGAN ACTED LIKE GIDDY IDIOT CHILDREN A LOT OF THE TIME, AND THEY WON FOUR ELECTIONS BETWEEN THEM, SO WHAT THE HELL, IT'S WORTH A TRY
John McCain -- recently praised by Peggy Noonan as "a serious man addressing a serious issue in a serious way" after an Iraq speech -- now shows us a bit more of that gravitas (via Drudge):
Even though he was nursing a cold, Republican Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain spent nearly 90 minutes talking to nearly 500 people who crammed into the Murrells Inlet VFW Hall [in South Carolina] Wednesday morning....
[One] man -- wondering if an attack on Iran is in the works -- wanted to know when America is going to “send an air mail message to Tehran.”
McCain began his answer by changing the words to a popular Beach Boys song.
"Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran," he sang to the tune of Barbara Ann....
Video at YouTube.
This isn't even a new gag, by the way, as I explained last year (see this post, or just go to this direct MP3 link to the 1980 single "Bomb Iran" by Vince Vance and the Valiants).
But it should be noted that, according to a new Washington Post/ABC poll, John McCain's numbers are holding steady among Republicans, while Rudy Giuliani's are dropping. That tells me his Iraq market stroll and other recent bits of outreach to right-wing crazies are starting to work. Yeah, his general-election numbers are dropping, presumably because of his newly high-profile bellicosity, but if he gets the nomination he'll just run to the center and trust the press to pretend he hasn't said and done all those things he's actually said and done. Which will probably happen.