Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Corner Has Died and Its Corpse Is Stinking Up the Joint

I haven't heard of this Corner writer before. He has a fine career in wingnuttery ahead of him.

Ah, via Google I see he's a university professor. (Why is the right always whining about liberal academia?)

Advice to McCain [John J. Pitney, Jr.]

What demeanor should McCain display tonight? Angry doesn't
work. Solemn doesn't work. ake-smiley doesn't work. Instead, McCain
should go back to his roots and unleash his inner smart-aleck. If Obama
accuses him of being erratic in a crisis, he should say: "So I'm erotic in a
crisis? Who knew?"

This approach has a couple of advantages. First, it enables McCain to
show the more appealing side of his personality. Second, it throws Obama
off his game. His handlers have surely anticipated every possible attack line
about Ayers and Wright. And as a good liberal, he's waiting for the chance
to say, "Have you left no sense of decency?" But he'd be hard put to defend
against ridicule. The One can't handle the jokes.

So to get ready for the debate, McCain should lay aside the notes, crack
open a beer, and watch Animal House.

That's--really bad advice. (Although the idea of McCain going nuts on teevee is a matter of when, not if.)


Anonymous said...

Hmmm. The idea of McCain tapping into his inner smart-aleck reminds me of the Cheers episode in which Sam, Frasier, Norm, et al went on a quest to find their inner hairy-man.

Susan of Texas said...

I wish McCain would have sat back and cracked open a beer during the debate. Obama would have fallen off his chair laughing.