|...a very generous gesture of civility of a liberal fellow.|
Well, it seems that Dr. sipmac’s playing with his brand new toy (memetics), so I will get into politics instead. Game Change was a 2010 book about the 2008 presidential campaign, with real juicy data about the Republican and Democratic hopefuls. sipmacrants! did review the epic and cataclysmic John Edwards saga, from dark horse to laughingstock. HBO bought the movie rights hoping that its upcoming movie would make a big splash in the Republican primaries. Apparently it was unnecessary, because Sarah Palin decided not to run for the presidency this time, but one has to wonder if she ever will have the chance.
The movie focused solely in the McCain – Palin environment, and the Alaskan Governor is portrayed as unbelievable dumb and ignorant. An early screening shows a devastating effect on its viewers; they couldn’t believe how John McCain, an experienced Senator could have picked this hick. What was he thinking? Was he sacrificing deliberately any chance to win the election? According to John Doyle,
Much of it is based [both the movie and the book] on an account of the McCain campaign by Steve Schmidt, a Republican Party campaign strategist, who is played by Woody Harrelson in the movie, with multiple eyewitness.I normally would say “Pics or it didn’t happen”, but with such an assert, there’s no way of pretending this is a libel case. Game Change - the book has been attacked by means of not having visible sources, every account appearing being then unreliable. Well, the John Edwards part seemed very reliable to me, knowing that everything he said was a lie. Why HBO and the authors would be wrong on this?
Yet I know, the mainstream media’s pastime was trashing Sarah Palin every step of the way. The gubernatorial e-mail release showed no big revelations or insights but an insane media frenzy with penchant for lynching. Governor Palin was a competent and focused public servant.
Summarizing, I wish McCain would spill the beans for good and tell what he knows. Clinging to a Senate seat is pointless if he’s protecting with his silence someone undeserving of being considered with any kind of political future. Otherwise a lot of people would have to apologize big time. But with the current political climate, that would not happen anyway.