Saturday, September 06, 2008

A (mc)cranky thought for the day: Say, didja hear that Young Johnny McC was once a POW?


Just kidding. Of course you've heard about Johnny "A Noun, a Verb, and POW" McCranky having been a POW. If for no other reason than that he mentions it roughly every time he opens his mouth. Apparently even as skilled a liar as the Crankyman can't make up enough whoppers fast enough to fill all that time when his gums are flapping.

What's more, the jackals and hyenas who mastermind and promote his campaign usually manage to work it into every sentence. As Frank Rich pointed out a few weeks ago, McCranky's POW-dom is the one thing Americans know about him which is actually more or less true.

Now, no one will tell you more often or at greater length than the Crankyman himself how badly he doesn't want to talk about having been a POW. Why, he reminds us of this most every time he talks about having been a POW. And this is totally understandable. In addition to those being surely painful memories, Young Johnny would surely never wish to cheapen his captivity by exploiting it for sleazy political gain. Bravo, Young Johnny!

This thought only just occurred to me, and I offer it as a cheery thought for the day:

Can you imagine what it would be like if Young Johnny did want to talk about his POW experience?

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At 1:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, the Honeymooner campaign -- One of these Days, Sarah, POW, right in the kisser!

At 3:16 PM, Blogger Dr. Tex Nology said...

I didn't think it would ever be possible ...
I didn't think it would happen in my lifetime ...
but it has become clear now ...
that McCranky's POWs have triumphed over Giuliani's 9/11s!

At 9:39 PM, Blogger SteveAudio said...

Just so you know, that graphic is by the lovely and talented darkblack. who blogs at, as well as at my place.

Glad you liked it.


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