Try the green chili tacos!AMERICAblog has posted the comical tale of a New Mexico resident who went to a popular local restaurant yesterday and saw the Republican candidates, in the flesh, who both basically ignored him even though he had a cute baby with him. Why do Republicans hate cute babies and men with liberal elitist iPhones asking insolent questions?

This fellow said to John McCain, “Sir, I respect your service, but why were you against the GI bill?” and McCain was all, “I am a robot.” Ditto Palin, who when asked if she was supporting Ted Stevens this year, said, “Blip blip blip beeeep brrrring! Brrrring! Yip yip yip.”

And then the presidential and vice presidential candidates left, and the dude took some blurry photos with his iPhone, the end. All of America should be very offended that Karl Rove did not program our robot alien oppressors to respond to simple questions in rope lines.

How an AMERICAblog reader asked John and Sarah real questions at a photo opp today. Palin notes that Stevens is under indictment. [AMERICAblog]

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  1. If I saw McCain and Palin in a restaurant, I would be GLAD that they didn’t talk to me or acknowledge me. Who the hell wants to talk with these bozoes?

  2. My mother always said, “If you cannot say something nice or intelligent about your peeps, then shut the fuck up.”
    Sarah must be my long lost sister.

  3. John McCain and Sarah Palin are ordinary folk like you and me. Why should they be expected to answer questions about every little vote they cast and what they want to do to the country and all? Can’t they just be left alone to eat their Catfish, Rocky Mountain Oysters and Squirrel Pie? And anyway, a liberal elitist like Obama would have his Praetorian Guard take the questioner out back and execute him before the thronging crowds shouting “release Barabbas!”

  4. These are the new Diebold androids. They’ll be doing all their appearances till McCain finishes anger management and Palin can pronounce “nuclear” without the phonetic spelling in front of her.

  5. People like this pushy guy must remember the finely nuanced line that the Repubs are feeding to voters:

    Sarah Palin is ready on Day One to be the Vice President; she’s just not ready to be the Vice Presidential candydate.

  6. I thought she was in Alaska or at her Kaplan VP prep course. Her son ships out in three days. Why isn’t she whipping up a send-off pot o’ moose stew and embroidering Track into the waistbands of his undershorts?

  7. for the first time ever the other day i thought about moving to canada. i know this isn’t an original thought, but this is big for me because i hate, hate, hate even the slight possibility of cold weather and snow. but i was just up by vancouver a couple weeks ago and thought it was nice there.

    i’m also thinking about spain. that javier bardem is delish.

  8. “He’s under indictment, you know” isn’t exactly a great answer to “Will you be voting for Stevens,” for any number of reasons. Stevens and Palin had a lovely symbiotic relationship of mutual support (and earmarks for the masses) until Stevens became a liability. Way to remind us about the fact that a person you called a friend until recently is under indictment. Extra points for sublinally reminding us that her own Troopergate ethics investigation shall soon commence in earnest.

    Who is tutoring this woman on how to answer obvious questions, at this point? Trig?

  9. Honestly, I want the Dems to drop this whole “watch how you treat the lady, Joe” crap. Everyone knows Palin is shallower than a baby pool … I want Biden to draw and quarter her during the debate, leave her blowing snot bubbles through the tears, and have ABSOLUTELY NO REMORSE.

    Enough’s enough. This country needs to get it together and realize that you can’t go around hiring dumb people for important jobs.

  10. In New Mexico, those tacos are made with green chile (not chili.) And they didn’t want to talk to him because his baby didn’t have an apparent special need.

  11. It’s not that they won’t or can’t answer the hard questions. They just can’t hear the commoners. Or the press. Or the other candidates.
    They only hear what their staff and the rest of the GOP ideologues tell them.
    And Jeebus. I forgot about Jeebus for a minute.

  12. [re=88453]tunamelt[/re]: I’m mainly fascinated by how deep the gulf of polarization is. Either you’re with the woman or against her. I have yet to talk to anyone who fits into the undecided or wishy-washy mold where Palin is concerned. Originally, I hated her for being a brainless twit. Now I hate her equally for getting the Dems off their message. She’s your basic shiny object. Ignore it and let the press do your job for you. Obama/Biden needs to stick to the issues.

    Also, I’m feeling vaguely as if McCain/Palin didn’t do their homework where “message” is concerned. As if they turned in Obama’s “change” essay and tried to pass it off as their own. They need to write their own paper. Biden sure learned that one.

  13. [re=88453]tunamelt[/re]: Does this mean that I have to start hating all of her supporters? Do I now hate 42% (whatever the percentage is) of the Murkan population?
    So much hate, now. So little time.
    Here I was Hope for our national future.

  14. [re=88466]Cogito Ergo Bibo[/re]: Actually, the Repubs have already conceded defeat to Hopey. THAT’S why their slogan is now “CHANGE IS COMING.” Y’see, they KNOW they’re gonna get hammered by the CHANGE ticket.

    The only other alternative explanation is that they trying to pawn themselves off as ‘change agents,’ and even THEY aren’t stupid enough to believe that shit’ll work….

    The only thing Palin’ll change is Juan’s diapers.

  15. from the blog: “My wife Angela was at the entrance with my son Andrea holding up a home made Obama sign and shouting at McCain, Palin and the press.”

    I am in internet love with Angela–she clearly knows how to work a hostile room.

  16. I actually, am comforted by this story. I have been panicking that the addition of the Hockey Mom from Hell had completely ruined our chances for Obama being elected. Now, when I hear a story like this showcasing her ineptitude, my faith is restored. We will prevail. We cannot run scared. We know we are right. Nothing short of the Constitution and the intent of the founding fathers is at stake. Spread the word. I’ve already put a friend of 20 years on notice that if he truly intends to support the Republicans in November I will severe our friendship; I can’t tolerate a friend who thinks that the McCain/Palin vision for America is okay on any level.

    I’m done. Resume snark.

  17. McCain has no excuse, but you have to have sympathy for Palin, she must be constantly planning the defense of Alaska from Russia once they secede from the Union.

    [re=88466]Cogito Ergo Bibo[/re]: The Dems seem to be perfectly happy to ignore Ms. Palin and let her flounder in her scandals. However, the Press has a new toy, and as usual, instead of actually reporting on it, they just want to say “Ooooh, look, shiny thing.”

  18. [re=88521]irisheyes[/re]: same here…..and I know this is somehow wrong. Why do I lack all respect for the people who actually believe the McCain/Palin BS? Yet, my position that they are simply STUPID has solidified into the hardest mass in the universe.

  19. This is not in response to this article – it’s really in response to the whole web site.

    I really can’t believe how childish the articles are on this web site. I don’t engage in sophomoric name-calling of liberal politicians with whom I disagree, and none of my conservative acquaintances do either. I would like, just once, to read educated, well-worded discourse. When one resorts to demeaning, almost vitriolic insults of those they disagree with, it leads me to believe that the person really doesn’t have a credible argument based on facts.

  20. [re=88542]sati demise[/re]: Because for the first time in a long time, there is an urgency to the election. A sense that if we don’t right this ship’s course now, we are in for a long hard time of it. And my aforementioned friend is ( I thought) a nice, intelligent guy. But if he feels that scrapping the constitution, abandoning our armed forces to a winless war, subjugating anybody who isn’t a white homosexual, inserting the government directly into womens’ uteruses (uteri?), teaching a religious tenet as science, unlimited gun control, and advancing the wealth of the few while harming the many, well…I don’t want to vacation with that guy.

  21. My nephew’s 11th grade “advanced placement” history assignment was to watch or read about both conventions. On Friday the teacher asked, with a show of hands, how many students would vote for McCain/Palin? A flurry of hands shot up. How many for Obama/Biden? One, my nephew’s. When asked why he would vote for Obama he said, “He would cut taxes for the poor?” A junior McSmarty Pants turned on him and said, “Why should he cut taxes for the poor, they don’t work. He should cut taxes for the rich who work hard for their money”. My 16 year old nephew just shook his head in disgust and uttered one word, “Republicans”. True story.

  22. [re=88576]irisheyes[/re]:
    I think you meant heterosexual? Cause there are some white homosexuals who would be having a hard time if these wack jobs were elected.

  23. [re=88586]skyinator[/re]: Boy, that takes me back. The loneliest Democrats in the world are the grade-school Dems, standing up to peer pressure in a no-win situation. I was the only kid in fifth grade who made a poster for Mondale, understanding that as long as I stayed in the Catholic school system, with the same kids, I would never, ever fit in. It was, shall we say, a teaching moment.

    And for anyone coming through Albuquerque, El Pinto has a lovely patio and a decent margarita, but the food is rubbish.

  24. Hey Wonkette guys you missed a good story that happened here in Santa Fe last week. Michelle Obama had one of her meetings with military families/campaign events and a retired general had the balls to question McCain’s mental health. I’ve included a copy of the story published in the local paper. I have some shots of Michelle with the general if you’re interested, I’m a photojournalist, and I would be more than willing to furnish Wonkette one if you promise to publish one of my comments in the future. So far none of my submissions have made your standards.

    By the way Robert Duvall made a campaign appearance with Walnuts last weekend. I guess he really does love the smell on napalm in the morning.

    Santa Fe New Mexican, The (NM)

    Published: September 5, 2008
    Obama campaign later rejects remark made during Santa Fe event
    By Steve Terrell
    The New Mexican
    A retired general at a Barack Obama campaign event on Thursday said Republican presidential candidate and former prisoner of war John McCain’s support of the Iraq war could be due to a “lack of adequate psychological care” after McCain returned from Vietnam.
    Retired Major Gen. Melvyn Montaño, a former head of the New Mexico National Guard, made his remarks during a “roundtable” in Santa Fe headlined by Michelle Obama, wife of the Democratic presidential candidate.
    The crowd at the College of Santa Fe’s Greer Garson Theater roared. Michelle Obama didn’t comment on Montaño’s statement.
    However, Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton later issued a statement saying, “Barack and Michelle Obama have repeatedly honored John McCain’s service and strongly disagree with these views.”
    During the campaign event, at which Montaño appeared on stage with Michelle Obama, several wives of soldiers in Iraq spoke — sometimes emotionally — of their difficulties, including combat-related psychological problems.
    After referring to McCain’s statement that Americans could have a military presence in Iraq for as long as 100 years, Montaño said, “I don’t know what’s in his mind. I don’t understand his position. I can attribute it probably to some of the things we’ve talked about here — lack of adequate psychological care.”
    When asked about the general’s remarks, a spokeswoman for the state Republican Party said in a statement Thursday, “Sen. McCain has a long history of service to our country and has the most experience to deal with issues to help guarantee our nation’s safety. Instead of taking cheap shots at the Senator, it is time the Obama campaign focused on the issues.”
    McCain has said that Democrats have distorted his “100 years” remark, saying he was talking about a peacekeeping force such as the one stationed in South Korea — not combat for 100 years.
    The McCain campaign issued a statement by Col. Barry Howard, state chairman of Vets for McCain, who said Montaño’s “remarks were unbecoming of an officer, out of line and disrespectful to a fellow officer who has sacrificed so much for his country.”
    Montaño served in the Air Force in Vietnam in 1968. His statement about McCain came after one of the Iraq veteran’s wives said that all members of the military should undergo mandatory psychological tests along with their physical examinations upon leaving the military.
    The general told the crowd that he was diagnosed with “a touch” of post-traumatic stress disorder — marked by getting up at night, pacing and anxiety — years after his service in Vietnam. “It can surface several years later,” he said. “It’s under control. I use an amino acid that works fantastic.”
    Montaño has been an outspoken critic of the Iraq war. Last year, when introducing U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., when the congressman announced his bid for U.S. Senate, the general praised Udall for voting “against allowing the president to get us into the tragic and misguided war in Iraq.”
    Montaño’s statements about McCain were some of the only overt Republican bashing at the event, which Michelle Obama said was an opportunity to directly hear from military families about their problems.
    “My job today is easy,” she said. “I’m here to listen. And then I’m going to take your stories home with me. Too often, we don’t hear the human stories behind government policies, so we don’t see the extent to which policies can affect people’s lives.”
    However, Jodi Porter of Santa Fe, an Obama supporter whose husband was in the military for 28 years, said after the event that if the roundtable was really for military families, it should have been held on a military base like Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque.
    Shannon Kendall of Albuquerque said her husband, Ryan Kendall, is serving his second tour in Iraq. She broke down in tears after mentioning their year-old son. “What if he has to go back?” she said of her husband.
    Natasha Padilla of Las Vegas, N.M., said her husband, a police officer and member of the National Guard, served in Iraq in 2003. She became emotional when she said, “You’re lying in bed across from the person you love but it’s not him.”
    Padilla said her husband moved to his mother’s house three months after his return. He didn’t want to admit he had problems because of “machismo,” which she described as “this pride that says ‘there’s nothing wrong with me.’ ”
    Padilla said, “Luckily I was able to find my husband. He came back, É finally it’s getting back to normal.”
    Michelle Obama responded: “War is costly. That’s the first thing the commander in chief should be saying to us: that if we’re going to war, it’s going to cost a whole lot of money. And if we’re not going to pay for the whole thing — not just bullets and tanks — but for medical care and mental-health support and support for veteran’s families É that’s part of the cost of war and we have to, as a nation, have to say ‘yes we are either going to do that, or we’re not going to war.’ ”
    She also attended a voter registration rally at The University of New Mexico, where she called on New Mexico women — and men — to get out the vote for her husband.
    The crowd stood for two hours before hearing Michelle Obama speak. The Obama campaign is kicking off a statewide effort to register 30,000 new voters in 30 days in a state that she said is critical to her husband’s race.
    The Associated Press contributed to this report.
    Contact Steve Terrell at 986-3037 or

    See pdf’s for accurate rendition, caption and photographer info.

    Copyright (c) 2008 The Santa Fe New Mexican

  25. [re=88546]Jaketh[/re]: “Almost vitriolic”?? My, aren’t you understated and droll. Where did you link from to get here?

    Oh, yeah, so you won’t be disappointed: Fuck off, you bloviating douche. How’s that for almost vitriolic?

  26. See what mean. Just plain childish. It saddens me that many people have lost all respect for others. I wouldn’t talk to my worst enemy in such a way.

  27. [re=88546]Jaketh[/re]: Yeah, it is not like conservatives have been demeaning people and crying about being victimised when called on it since Nixon.

    You might want to listen to Palin’s RNC speech before making such stupid remarks in the future.

  28. [re=88817]Jaketh[/re]: I thought everyone was remarkably gentle with you.

    The thing that you have missed is that there are things that you wouldn’t say to your enemies that you can say to your friends. Stick around. You may be liberated. But then again, it may not be your cup of tea. Not all humor is not for all audiences.

    Please tell me something that you find funny? Perhaps a joke or comedian that you like . . .

  29. he wouldn’t open his mouth because he left his teeth in the bus.
    she was too busy eating for feed her next spawn.

    [re=88522]Lionel Hutz Esq.[/re]: about a dozen anti-ballistic missile defense shields and associated defensive weaponry to protect alaska is required. protection of oil fields and wildlife is necessary.

  30. [re=88546]Jaketh[/re]: If Maureen Dowd, Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert had a three way, and Colbert got pregnant … I’m sure you can see where I’m going with this …

  31. [re=88854]trophy(forparticipation)wife[/re]: “Please tell me something that you find funny? Perhaps a joke or comedian that you like . . ”

    Why, yes. Yes, I do believe there was one once. Some joke. Or comedian. That he liked. I think.

  32. [re=88546]Jaketh[/re]:
    I can explain everything. The name calling, fury and occasional sexist insults are the results of a group of people furious at the mainstream media’s refusal to get underneath Palin’s glossy skin and McCain’s much-repeated war record. When you keep seeing softballs tossed at these dangerous politicians, you start to mutter under your breath and swear a little. And then the process continues, and the muttering turns into a Tourette’s syndrom like flood of obscenities while watching defeated TV newsmen fawn over Baby Trig and McCain’s statesman-like qualities: thus Wonkette, a place where people from all over the political spectrum from socialists to libertarians can say what’s on their mind.
    In fact, I’ve gotten a lot of useful news here…this site smelled Palin’s rise to power before anyone did.
    “People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.”
    Dan Quayle

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