Saturday, April 21, 2007
Joking around with a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Republican John McCain is under fire from liberal group MoveOn.org for his joke about bombing Iran. In a strange American Idol moment, McCain referenced a Beach Boys tune to create a controversial joke during a campaign tour in South Carolina. “That old, eh, that old Beach Boys song, Bomb Iran,” said McCain. “Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, anyway, ah …” MoveOn.org plans to launch an ad that says, “America has lived through six years of a reckless foreign policy. … We’re stuck in Iraq. More than 3,000 Americans are dead. And thousands more wounded. Now comes John McCain with his answer to what we should do about Iran. John McCain? We can’t afford another reckless president.” McCain responded to the criticism of his joke by saying, “Please, I was talking to some of my old veterans friends. … My response is, Lighten up and get a life.” Gee, McCain is providing material for a major integrated ad campaign.
• MoveOn.org and VoteVets.org have signed up Hollywood director Oliver Stone to create a commercial for a campaign designed to get U.S. troops out of Iraq. No word yet if McCain will star in the commercial.
• Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton spoke at the National Action Network conference. “The abuses that have gone on in the last six years, I don’t think we know the half of it,” said Clinton. “When I walk into the Oval Office in 2009, I’m afraid I’m going to lift up the rug and I’m going to see so much stuff under there. You know, what is it about us always having to clean up after people?” She’ll probably find a few of Monica Lewinsky’s panties under the rug.
• CBS finally officially dumped Don Imus’ producer. Bernard McGuirk, who actually initiated the vulgar remarks about the Rutgers players, has been out of sight since the Imus firing. He’s probably busy attending the National Action Network conference.