Thursday, September 18, 2008
McCain Latin America, Spain, Whatever
Today was apparently a big day for McCain. Which was probably due since Cruella De Palin has been hogging the headlines for while. So far today-he's confused the European ally of Spain with various South American countries and then proceeded to say that he would "fire the chairman of the SEC if he were president. (Yeah it doesn't work that way--but the good 'ol' boy must have been watching O'Reilly last night---fire em' fire em'!)
So back to Spain--
The morning started with McCain giving an interview with a Spanish radio show in Miami. Click play below and listen along- It's hilarious.
Picture him, he sound 1/2 asleep, mumbling into a phone, can you see his comb over all fluffy as he rubs his eyes trying to stay awake as he reads off his handy-dandy notebook.
The reporter asked about what he would do about Latin America if he were to become president, he starts off with "...to pay more attention..."
HELLO?! This sets the tone for the rest of the call...
She clearly says...Lets talk about Spain....and asks if he would be willing to meet with Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.
"I will meet with any leader who has the same principles and philosophy that we do: human rights, democracy, and liberty. And I will confront those that don't."
He babbles on about Latin America, Mexico, whatever. The poor reporter sounded shocked...she must have been thinking what good deed did I do to get this gem of a soundbite!? She actually began to stutter. Yeah I have heard the spin that McCain was 'antagonistic' towards Zapatero and 'knew exactly' what he was saying. I don't buy it. He was confused. period.
This is the same campaign that touts foreign policy expertise because the VP is from Alaska and that is pretty close to Russia.
Read more on McCain's Spain flub
Read more on McCain's statement on firing SEC Chairman Christopher Cox