Posts Tagged 'John McCain'

Darth Palin?

I watched the acceptance speech by Obama last night (yes, I can!) and the concession speech by McCain. Both speeches were great in my opinion and I wish both candidates were this candid prior to the election. Any ways, that is beside the point. Now onto the real news.

I did catch one phrase that John McCain said in his speech that caught my attention.

We can all look forward with great interest to her future service in Alaska, the Republican Party and our country – McCain to Gov. Sarah Palin

I could not help but notice that this is very similar to another quote by an elderly senator to a rapidly rising and unknown young buck.

We will watch your career with great interest

Some of you will get this right away, for others who are not as well-versed in the Star Wars galaxy as I am (my one and only nerdy vice), I’ll tell you. Palpatine said it to eight-year-old Anakin Skywalker at a celebration just as he destroyed a Trade Federation Droid Ship.

McCain and Palpatine. Both are senators. Both are really old. Both have awkward smiles. Both are a part of a government that the majority are unhappy with (Galactic Senate and Republican Party). Both can shoot electricity out of their fingers.

Anakin and Palin. Both have “in” their names. Both were complete unknowns until something thrust them into the spotlight. Both have future careers within a political landscape. Both are from desolate, backwards places that lack a population of females (Tatooine and Alaska). Both are considered young and dynamic.

Uncanny? I believe so. I’ll tell you one thing. I’m going to re-watch all six Star Wars movies right now. After 13 hours of Star Wars, I’ll know more about the future of politics than anyone in America.

“Cut through the pork, young Palin.”


Picture of the Week

The Purple Clouds Were Made for Dancing

This picture was taken in St. Paul, Minnesota were the Republican National Convention is currently underway. There have been approximately 10,000 protesters during the convention thus far, with about 250 being arrested for various crimes like trespassing, vandlization and assualt.

Odd that a ‘peaceful’ protest against the war turned into a series of mob-like events. For example, a flaming dumpster was sent careening towards a police car that had people in it. People that do things like that really take away from the real heart of the matter.

Presidential Candidates: They’re Just Like Us!

I don’t know which magazine it is, it might be inTouch, People, OK! or some silly, sugar-bloated, plastic-encased, time-wasting (yet strangley entertaining) celebrity magazine that has a section called “They’re Just Like Us!” or something to that affect. Any ways, I ran across a fun little article about the potential presidential candidates, John McCain and Barack Obama, and their latest interactions, likes and dislikes with things of the pop culture realm. I decided to do a “They’re Just Like Us!: Presidential Edition.”

Just a couple normal guys. That’s all.

In an article by Jake Tapper, a senior national correspondant with ABC News, conducted a candid interview of the presidential hopefuls and their likes and dislikes of a few things of the pop culture world.

Last Movie You Saw:

McCain: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls. “I enjoyed that so much. The old guy wins”

Obama: Shrek 3

Favorite Superhero:

McCain: Batman. “He does justice sometimes against insurmountable odds,” McCain says. “And he doesn’t make his good works known to a lot of people, so a lot of people think he’s just a rich playboy.”

Obama: Spiderman and Batman (and dislikes Superman). “The guys who have too many powers, like Superman, that always made me think they weren’t really earning their superhero status.  It’s a little too easy.  Whereas Spider-Man and Batman, they have some inner turmoil.  They get knocked around a little bit.”

First Movie You Saw:

McCain: Bambi. “When his mother was killed,” McCain admits. “Oh, yeah, I cried.”

Obama: Born Free. “I remember that movie having an impact on me,” Obama says. “I think I may have teared up at the end when they release [the lioness] Elsa. I couldn’t have been more than 4 or 5, but I remember choking up on that.”

Favorite Movies/TV Shows

McCain: Movies: Born of the Fourth of July, We Were Soldiers, Full Metal Jacket, Apocolypse Now. (TV SHOWS): Curb Your Enthusiasm, Dexter, Seinfeld.

Obama: M*A*S*H, The Dick Van Dyke Show

Favorite Tunes or On Your iPod:

McCain: ABBA, Roy Orbison, Linda Ronstadt, Usher. “I was on Saturday Night Live with him, got to see him perform, and I was very impressed with him.”

Obama: Frank Sinatra, Sheryl Crow, John Coltrane, Bob Dylan, Javanese flute music, African dance music, a lot of R&B.

If you want to read the full article, click here!

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