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McCain Can’t Even Tell Polite Lie About Supporting Palin In 2012

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How deeply must you despise your former running mate — the person you wanted America to accept as a perfectly good and safe president-in-waiting, just a few months ago — to be unable to fake a quick “Sure I support her” on a Sunday news-chat show? Here’s Old Walnuts McCain utterly unable to answer a simple question about Palin from David Gregory, because good lord, Palin is absolute human garbage. You’ve got to be some real dumb trash when even Republicans won’t support you. [YouTube/USA Today]

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  • Unindicted Co-Conspirator

    Aww, give the senile old coot a break.
    He’s probably forgotten who she is by now!

  • Tommmcatt

    That response would have been much better if he had just started spewing obscenities.

  • PsycGirl

    Maybe he thought the question was actually about Palin becoming his mistress and realized that he couldn’t afford two such expensive women, especially when one was so clearly capable of reproduction.

  • chascates

    Hey, he’s just hedging his bets. What if Michele Bachmann decides to run?

  • Capitol Hillbilly

    He has to check with Rush first.

  • Bearbloke

    We all knew Caribou Barbie is a lousy fuck, but it’s nice of the Senator to confirm it.

  • Serolf Divad

    If John McCain prayed more often he’d support her.

  • Dave J.

    He is utterly incapable of grasping the nuances of postmodern thinking, hence he cannot see that Palin brought him close to defeating Obama, while simultaneously costing him the election. It’s all white/black with this guy.

  • user-of-owls

    I know this is a dumb question, but is “Palin support” a synonym for “child support”?

  • V572625694

    [re=276523]Dave J.[/re]: Exactly. If he’d picked Pawlenty he’d be president now. Maybe.

    Who is Pawlenty?

  • bricks

    I’m almost kinda sad grumpy didn’t win the thing-

    I mean, who’s gonna hydrate all those babies?

    Did any of you snarky asshole Libruls think about that? Huh?

    Poor, poor little shrivelled up rasiny babies. Do you think Black That One gives a shit about them?

  • Red Zeppelin

    Piyush in ’12!!!

  • prizepig

    Correct answer: “Can we please not talk about the 2012 elections. It’s like 4 years away and speculating at this point would be moronic. You embarrass me.”

    Alternatively: “I hope to die before then.”

  • Custerwolf

    Shouldn’t he have prefaced his question with, “Assuming that your flaccid old carcass will still be around in 2012 – “?

  • Bruno

    If Snowbilly had only put out it would be totally different

  • HomoPolitico

    Things Bristol Palin feels are ‘not realistic’:


    Levi’s Johnston

    Her mothers political ambitions

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    Ha, I like how Walnuts wistfully lists all the people who would not have imploded his campaign. At least he didn’t call Snowbilly a _unt; I guess that special pet name is reserved for the Mrs.

  • randomsausage

    Meghan 2012!

  • El Pinche

    If she only put out one time for the old man, she wouldn’t be in this predicament.

  • V572625694

    [re=276513]chascates[/re]: Ha ha, read Michelle’s bio:

    She not only crazy, she’s in the crazy business!

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …WALNUTS! should have said: “It what respect Charl errrrr, David?”

  • Crab1

    I could only imagine less endorsing response if I had actually asked my Organic Chemistry professor for a med school recommendation letter. (I barely got a C in that class and my roommate give his daughter herpes.)

  • V572625694

    [re=276543]V572625694[/re]: Should have said: “She not only crazy, she in de crazy biz.” My pidgin isn’t what it used to be.

  • The Cold Sea

    [re=276543]V572625694[/re]: Wow, she is crazy because she owns teh crazy. I think she’s been dipping into the pills supply.

  • Terry


    Minor correction. McCain’s current wife supports HIM, rather than vice versa.

  • CrunchyKnee

    I’m going to miss good ole WALNUTS!, oh wait who am I kidding? No I’m not.

    Palin/Piyush ’12!

  • freakishlystrong

    So, that crusty relic had no problem foisting the Snowbilly on us 6 months ago, but wouldn’t support her now? How do Rethugs live with their hypocricy? It’s flummoxing also.

  • chascates

    [re=276548]V572625694[/re]: Sadly, her children aren’t named from the Old Testament.

  • kbanginmotown

    Mittens! What about Mittens?!? I see he’s (still) not high on Walnuts’ go-to list!
    Shorter McCain: Support? In what respect, Charlie?

  • El Pinche

    [re=276543]V572625694[/re]: “The Bachmann’s have five children, Lucas, Harrison, Elisa, Caroline, and Sophia. In addition, the Bachmanns have opened their home to 23 foster children…”

    good god, she makes octomom look sane and normal. Looks like she’s starting her own Davidian compound.

  • Min

    “I support her staying the hell up in Alaska where she can do relatively little damage to anyone else. Other than the wolves. And her kids.”

  • loudmouthredhead

    “David, honestly, it was a fling. It meant nothing. Also.”

  • SayItWithWookies

    “David, our candidate roster right now is thinner than Denny’s Manhattan clam chowder — and I know whereof I speak. But given that, I can still name half-a-dozen of my colleagues more qualified to spit on their shoes than Palin, much less run the country.”

  • Canuckledragger

    Yeah, but did he call her a “cunt?”

    ‘Coz, if he didn’t, I’m thinkin’ he just doesn’t care for her much.

  • bitchincamaro

    Ooooooh, David Gregory pulling his head out of Walnuts’ ass long enough to get all gotcha’ on him.

    [re=276533]prizepig[/re]: Win.

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    [re=276562]El Pinche[/re]: Well, I give her credit for not naming all her kids from the Bible (like those wacko Duggars with the 20 kids). People who do that are incredibly annoying.

  • skyinator

    With the Easter holiday right around the corner, isn’t it high time ole Mrs. What’s-Her-Face crank-up the turkey neck-wringer machine and gross out half the country like she did at Thanksgiving? And by the way, everytime I see McCain’s face on the teevee I am always reminded of that joke I heard in 8th grade, “What’s pink and wrinkled and smells like Ginger?………Fred Astaire’s face”.

  • tulfjvzvxlxj

    I can’t believe that five (5) months ago, this half-witted man-baby was only a few ACORNS away from the White House.

  • Custerwolf

    [re=276579]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Annoying? You mean the kind of annoying that feels like someone taking a dull serrated knife dipped in carburetor cleaner and removing all your fingernails one-by-one? Yeah, then they’re fucking annoying alright. Let me tell you something – my boyfriend and I have 9 dogs (our only children), and we barely have enough energy or time to give them the individual attention they deserve. What the fuck are these assplungers thinking (or taking)????

  • Custerwolf

    [re=276543]V572625694[/re]: What a great strategic move on her part! She’s the pied piper of crazy, leading all the lemmings toward a cliff that just so happens to have her (or is it hubby’s?) shingle hanging on it. Quite the savvy business woman I must say.

  • President Beeblebrox

    [re=276543]V572625694[/re]: Hm. She is on the YouTubes, the Twitters, teh MySpace, AND she has a “Whip Widget” on her site. These Republican types really have the whole Web 2.0 thing downpat.

    I think Bachmann is hot in a cougar/PUMA kind of way. She’d be great … until she opened her mouth.

    Also, she got her law degree from Oral Roberts University… which is now, yep, Regent University School of Law! Also.

  • Toomush Infermashun

    “Respect, admiration and love…”…I think even Websters would translate this Republikanese as: fuck her and the moose she rode in on…

  • tootsieroll

    [re=276562]El Pinche[/re]: That’s gonna be her revolutionary army.

  • norbizness

    His face looks freshly ironed and smells like drycleaning chemicals.

  • President Beeblebrox

    Sarah Palin’s new Attorney General sez he’s going to heaven if he overturns Roe v. Wade.

    He’s a founding member of Alaska Right to Life and has been knighted by the Vatican. “I feel I have a good relationship with the good Lord (but) if I could overturn Roe vs. Wade, I figure I got my ticket,” he once told a reporter.


  • Rush

    “Palin is absolute human garbage” – priceless.

  • sezme

    Psssst: I think he’s planning to run again!

  • Mr Blifil

    Bet she’s sorry now she never fucked him.

  • Mr Blifil

    [re=276579]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Well with all due respect the subject of this post is named “John.” Only sayin’.

  • El Pinche

    [re=276579]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Meet my son Malachi, HE WANTS YOU TOO MALACHI!!!!1!!

  • lawchic

    You know what, McCain can go kick rocks somewhere He scoffed, for months, at the notion that Palin wasn’t ready to be second in command, and even tried to push the meme that she is more qualified than Obama because she is governor. Now, this douche can’t even say: “I would absolutely would support Palin if she ran in 2012–I felt she was qualified to be my VP when were on the same ticket, and she will be qualified to be President in 2012.” People are so stupid. McCain basically just revealed that he is the craven opportunist that I thought he was. He chose Palin because she has a vagina and appealed to the base of his party, not because of her alleged qualifications.

    And for the love of Mike, why do people continue to ask this ass clown for his opinions? Nobody cares.

  • Zarathustra&#39

    Are you kidding, David? I have bitten fart bubbles in the bathtub more intelligent than Sarah “The Cerebrovascular Accident” Palin.

  • AutomaticPilot

    [re=276621]President Beeblebrox[/re]: heh… a guy’s name was “Oral”…

  • Custerwolf

    Yes, and ironically he sucked.

  • Mr-Clark

    Key Layne,

    It’s been a long time. I wouldn’t expect Midge to have anything nice to say about anybody. I don’t believe it’s in his nature. His choice of Palin may have sealed his fate. But, Midge was bitter long before Palin. Palin is a wacko; no more relevant than Amy Winehouse.

    Sincerely and respectfully,