Goofus and Gallant

Not an hour ago, Portly Dyke and I were on the phone discussing what Obama's response to McCain's "suspend the campaign and postpone the debate" assholery should be—and his response is almost exactly what we both wanted and hoped for:
"It's my belief that this is exactly the time when the American people need to hear from the person who in approximately 40 days will be responsible for dealing with this mess," said Obama. "Part of the president's job is to deal with more than one thing at once."
Awesome. Well played, Gallant.

Meanwhile, Goofus upped the ante by—I shit you not—invoking 9/11 and obliquely challenging Obama's patriotism:
"Following September 11th, our national leaders came together at a time of crisis," McCain said. "We must show that kind of patriotism now. Americans across our country lament the fact that partisan divisions in Washington have prevented us from addressing our national challenges. Now is our chance to come together to prove that Washington is once again capable of leading this country."
What a cretinous shitbag.

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