I normally don't stay up late enough to watch Late Night with David Letterman, but I happened to catch a little of it Thursday night, when Sen. John McCain was on. David Letterman make a rude joke about Gov. Sarah Palin, and John McCain laughed at it. That is when I realized I am done with John McCain.
The next morning I took my McCain/Palin bumper sticker off my car. I was keeping it on as a protest to Obama's socialism. I don't want to be associated with McCain anymore. I'm getting this bumper sticker to replace my McCain Palin one. (I'm saying the S.O.S. stands for Stop Obama's Socialism.)If I were Rod Blago, I'd use some nice four-letter words to describe how I feel about Sen. McCain, but I'm not, so I won't.
Sen. McCain was not my first pick for the GOP candidate for President. Or my second. Or my third. I remember at the February Pints and Politics, the day after McCain won the party nomination, everyone, including myself, was pissed. How could a RINO, who's been sticking it to conservative Republicans for eight years, get the nomination?
Months passed, and I slowly grew to accept Sen. McCain as the nominee. Obviously, he was better than the opposition. I wasn't happy he was the nominee, and I also wasn't excited to help him get elected.
Then, come August, he picked Gov. Sarah Palin as his running-mate. I was pumped! The Republican party had a proven conservative reformer on the ticket. The turnaround in the excitement in campaign was impossible to describe. Sarah Palin was the reason John McCain got 48% of the vote. If she hadn't been on the ticket, he probably would have gotten 35%.
After the election, when the attack dogs came out from the McCain campaign after Gov. Palin, Sen. McCain said nothing.
To see Sen. McCain laughing with David Letterman at Gov. Palin's expense is inexcusable.
I'm glad Sen. McCain didn't win the election. This way, I don't have to defend him anymore. If he were president, and he screwed up, or did something that was moderate, Republicans would have gotten the blame.
I'm washing my hands of Sen. McCain.
I'm tired of defending RINOs.
I'm not doing it anymore, and I know many in the Republican party are tired of it, too. (And this goes for ALL levels of elected officials.)