This is what I like to refer to as a Lando Calrissian moment. Those of you who hate science fiction may look elsewhere for commentary. I am full of beans, and I just watched one of those Star Wars movies.
McCain has been silent so far on the indictment of Ted Stevens, his campaign not yet sending out any statements.
But I see that adviser Nicolle Wallace, travelling with the campaign this week, read a prepared statement to the press pack on the plane yesterday.
Via The Trail:"Like every American, Senator Stevens is entitled to a presumption of innocence," Wallace told reporters in a prepared statement aboard the campaign plane. "Senator McCain and Senator Stevens have clashed famously over the appropriations process, which Senator McCain views as broken and subject to the type of corruption that has caused voters to lose faith with Washington and, as he mentions nearly daily on the campaign trail, has resulted in former members of Congress residing in federal prison."
Senator McCain, you just lost my vote. Thou shalt not speak ill of another Republican, sir. This is a Lando Calrissian moment because this refers to the moment when Lando, played by Sir Alex Guiness, threw a blaster gun at someone and betrayed all of the Captain Kirk people to Darth Vader.
I urge my fellow Republicans to turn their backs on Senator McCain and to support Senator Ted Stevens in his hour of need.
Senator Stevens is being railroaded out of town by crazy liberals who have lost their minds, their souls, and their senses of decency. This is a witchhunt, designed to drive Stevens back in the wilderness from whence he came.
America cannot be America if America lets Ted Stevens go to jail. I cried when I heard the news, I stayed in bed all day yesterday, and now, when I see Senator McCain throwing Ted's battered and bruised body--badly treated by the Roman soldiers leading him up Mount Calvary or whatever--I fly into a rage. I have broken things in my home today. I broke a can of shaving cream--the top popped off and shaving cream went all over the hallway outside of the master bathroom. Maria's not here--try cleaning that up!
Oh, I am so angry. Why would Senator McCain drive his Straight Talk Express bus over Ted's body and squish his guts out like that? Why? WHY?
No more. I must nurse my broken heart.