angry steve

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The Wall Street Journal asks an important question for you to consider when making your vote this November: Is Obama too healthy to be President? The article itself is amazing on quite a number of levels, not the least of which is that it was actually deemed fit to publish. Surely nobody could have seen this kind of thing happening once Rupert Murdoch bought the WSJ! But leaving that aside, if there is actually a registered voter in this country who ultimately casts their vote for McCain not because Obama is a Negro, or because Obama is a Muslim, or because Obama wants to surrender to the terrorists, or because Obama is a Marxist who wants to take your guns away and kill your unborn babies, but because Obama isn't obese enough and is therefore out of touch with America, then that person should not be allowed to vote. Or breed. Actually, that person should be shot.

I'm also including the article's paragraph on McCain, because, after all, I want this to be a fair and balanced debate:

Though Sen. McCain cannot lift weights due to injuries he suffered as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, he "walked the Grand Canyon rim to rim in August 2006" and hikes whenever he can find the time, according to John D. Eckstein, an internist in Scottsdale, Ariz., who treats Sen. McCain. At roughly 165 pounds, his weight is slightly above average for a 5-foot-7-inch man his age, according to nutritionists.

Perfect! Gotta give kudos for (a) milking the Vietnam POW thing, again, (b) including an iconic American setting, the Grand Canyon, as a standard measurement of fitness, and (c) not mentioning the fact that McCain is 134 years old and is still under the mistaken impression that Czechoslovakia is still a country and that Pakistan shares a border with Iraq.
If only Obama could've gotten Tim Russert on his ticket, eh? Could've evened things out a bit.
Iraq, not Iran (which does share a border with Paksitan). He thought it was Iraq that shared the border. Then he asked for more creamed corn.
didn't read the article so maybe it was mentioned, but George W. Bush is known as being probably the most fit president ever...apparently his resting heartrate is about 2% higher than a marathon runner.

also, my mind has just been blown by the discovery of a mutual acquaintance of ours. if you get a chance you should drop me an email at jmgoyette at gmail.com. you apparently know my wife's brother-in-law.
Yeah, what makes it worse is the fact she didn't realize the only person who took the bait was clearly A GIMMICK POSTER who created his/her account for just this purpose.
You know what I love? I love how the McCain paragraph I pasted is worded - I just noticed that instead of saying that McCain is "overweight", they list his weight as being "above average." To the unattentive reader, they simply see McCain = above average.

Not that this is the worst thing about the article - it's just simply that much more subversive, which makes this whole thing that much more disgusting.
Don't get the wrong idea. The reporter who wrote this isn't a closet conservative; she's just intellectually lazy and will happily parrot the McCain campaign's press releases if it helps fill column inches.