"Then it is dark; a night where kings in golden suits ride elephants over the mountains." - John Cheever

Saturday, October 11, 2008

On the McCain campaign trail..

Ok, I promise this will be my only post on the subject of the US election. I haven't got anything to add really other than what we've known since 2000 - that half the American electorate are completely bonkers. This piece on the sober, highly conventional CNN website it home to me once again. It seems that as crazy as Mccain is, many of his supporters are another couple of steps even further removed from reality.


Col said...

"I'm mad, I'm really mad..." said one.


Tom said...

I also enjoyed this exchange from the article:

A woman told McCain: "I don't trust Obama. I have read about him and he's an Arab."

McCain shook his head and said, "No ma'am, no ma'am. He's a decent family man"

John said...

I remember growing up that "ya cheating arab" was a standard playground insult. Odd.