Marisacat links a good presidential yap-job rundown at SFGate. Noted: John Edwards, light of my life, fire of my loins, the flaxen-haired nymphet of Donkle '08, does the old Democratic boogie-woogie on "faith," which is to turn around to the Old Testament yodle and yell of the Oliphant and cry that Jesus wanted nothing more than a New Deal, a Great Society, an eternal earthly protectorate of kittens, babies, and indigent blacks with healthcare subsidies. Yeah, that'll sell in Kansas City. Jesus, to Americans, is an abstraction about personal righteousness. The Donk thinks he's going to win an election by bringing up the fact that the Lord and Savior of America was an adrogyne Jew with a thing for peace who lived, slept, shit, and bathed with a collection of worshipful dudes. My friend, they already chased Terrence McNally out of Texas.
Of greater interest to me is the note on Joe Biden, a man with something called "expertise in foreign policy," waxing whacko on Iranian President Denies-a-lot, Fred Leuchter with a mullah-mandate:
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Monday called Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a "madman" and raised the possibility that he could be assassinated by foes within his country.Can't you just picture him on the dais abov the Kiwanians. The water glasses sweat onto the table linens. Buttons strain. Another round of chicken parm (with provolone) gets passed around. Biden pounds the podium. Honestly, is their anything nattier than an American presidential campaign?
"Ahmadinejad, the madman, is in competition with mullahs and ayatollahs who think he's overstepped his bounds," Biden told members of a local Kiwanis Club in this early voting state.
Ahmadinejad may be "assassinated, not by the good guys, but by the bad guys," said the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
At a campaign stop Sunday, Biden called Ahmadinejad "that wacko guy, the crazy president," and said he would only be in office for a little more than a year before being "taken out" because he threatened Shia interests.