Sep 9, 2008

Just deny it

A new McCain ad accuses Obama of wanting to teach little kids about sex. The graphic includes a floating Obama head casting a lecherous glance downward.

It made me think of a story Hunter S. Thompson once told about old "Landslide Lyndon" Johnson:

Back in 1948, during his first race for the U.S. Senate, Lyndon Johnson was running about ten points behind, with only nine days to go. He was sunk in despair. He was desperate. And it was just before noon on a Monday, they say, when he called his equally depressed campaign manager and instructed him to call a press conference for just before lunch on a slow news day and accuse his high-riding opponent, a pig farmer, of having routine carnal knowledge of his barnyard sows, despite the pleas of his wife and children.

His campaign manager was shocked. "We can't say that, Lyndon," he supposedly said. "You know it's not true."

"Of course it's not true!" Johnson barked at him. "But let's make the bastard deny it!"

Johnson ... won that election by fewer than a hundred votes, and after that he was home free.


Stephen said...

in that case, based on what the republican party has already begun to do in this campaign cycle, obama - and by extension the entire country - is screwed just like one of those sweet little pigs?

Anonymous said...

If Sarah Palin's daughter had had more sex education, maybe she wouldn't have gotten knocked up.

Stephen said...

condom's have a better chance at preventing std infection and pregnancy than thinking your teenager might actually listen to you. that's a proven fact!

Anonymous said...

How dare Obama want to teach kids about sex? Better not vote for him folks....otherwise the terrorists win!

(I hope you're familiar with sarcasm)