Campaigning for Sharron Angle in Nevada on election day, John McCain bashed Harry Reid for living in a penthouse apartment. I know. Unbelieveable.
We are going to kick Harry Reid out of his penthouse at the Ritz-Carlton and send him back to [his hometown of] Searchlight!
Yet another sign of the terrible incongruity inherent in this election season.
After all, this is the man who famously couldn’t remember how many houses he owns when he was asked during his 2008 campaign for the presidency.
Oh noes….Look, the Mother Country is laughing at us! And with good reason. The Guardian [emphasis mine]:
This has been, perhaps above all else, the election campaign in which hypocrisy became so audaciously unashamed that it seemed to lose all meaning as a concept. Is there still any point condemning a politician for not practicing what they preach when the anti-establishment movement galvanizing the American right is funded by unprecedented floods of establishment cash? So perhaps it's par for the course, as opposed to jaw-dislocatingly outrageous, to hear John McCain, campaigning in Nevada for the Tea Partier Sharron Angle, mock her opponent, Harry Reid, for – and please, make sure you're sitting down – residing in fancy apartments.
I can agree with that. The Right Wing’s hypocrisy has become “audaciously unashamed”.
Adding…. For the record, Sharron Angle has also been bashing Reid for his fancy apartment. If she wins, she had better live in a hovel in Virginia or Maryland.
HT Bob Cesca