October 11, 2009
Zombies on TV
From Washington Monthly’s Steve Benen:
On today’s episode of CNN’s “State of the Union,” viewers can tune in to find yet another Sunday interview with last year’s unsuccessful presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). For those keeping score, this will be McCain’s 14th Sunday morning appearance since President Obama’s inauguration in January. That’s 38 Sundays, for an average of a McCain appearance every 2.7 weeks.
Oldtimers will recall with what boring regularity Walter Mondale was invited onto the talk shows in 1985, Michael Dukakis in 1993, Al Gore in 2001, and John Kerry in 2005.
Posted by Jerome Doolittle at October 11, 2009 06:23 PM
John McCain - the guy that blew up four airplanes, before he even got off the deck of the aircraft carrier, who before getting it's incompetent ass shot down dropping bombs from ten thousand feet on civilians spent less time "in-country" in total than I on a single patrol, and who sold his ellow POWs out for a few tasty morsels because, you know, he's the admirals daughter and should be treated better than the rest.
I convinced Mrs. Batard to give up TV as I had done a while back and so we don't watch it and soon won't have one in the house. (if there is one in the house I occasionally fall victim to it. I suppose if I meet my maker I will have to answer for that sin)
It's only here because we're locked into a Comcast contract but will be not be renewing the television part in just a few months. I guess we'll freecycle it or keep it here for watching old video tapes.
I guess we'll occasionally miss something that will undoubtedly be available on youtube, but my wonderful wife once remarked that these shows, like the one with McCain, were like watching the spin cycle on the front of a glass fronted washing machine. I wonder how many times the Republicans printed on the McCain bottle to wash, rinse and repeat. Hopefully the bottle wasn't Texas sized and they used up the whole front and back of damn bottle repeating that faulty instruction.