If he's going to behave like shark bait, treat him like one
On my drive this morning, I was listening to Mark Taylor hosting for Dennis Prager. He relayed the following:
After his campaign rally in Cincinnati today, Republican presidential candidate John McCain apologized for remarks by conservative WLW talk show host Bill Cunningham that McCain said he thought were offensive to Democratic candidate Barack Obama.Apparently us right-wingers are waxing indignant, using this as another proof-positive example of Senator McCain sticking his finger in the eye of conservatives. I call BS.
I haven't followed the whole shebang, but if Mark Taylor's description is accurate, I side with him and McCain on this one. McCain is turning this negative into a positive by demonstrating class. What Cunningham said is fine for low-browed blogs and talk radio and Free Republic. It's fine for DU and Daily Kos and Air America and Huffington Post. But I expect a presidential candidate to behave presidential. This is exactly what John McCain did. Remember when John Kerry failed to pass the "Sister Soldjah moment", and repudiate disparaging remarks about President Bush, said in his behalf by Hollywood know-nothings? I expect more from my side.
In my opinion, Bill Cunningham is behaving like a whiny bitch because he deservedly got rebuked for the same criticism we dish out to limousine liberals who use inappropriate venues for their brand of discourse.
Kind of like my lowering the bar by name-calling Cunningham.