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  1. Chel
    Chel June 17, 2008 at 9:32 pm |

    Yeah I saw this on Pandagon earlier today. Hilllarious video.

  2. Marked Hoosier
    Marked Hoosier June 17, 2008 at 10:34 pm |

    How can anyone use trollop and cunt in the same sentence… it shouldn’t be possible!

  3. Reason #80 « 300 reasons I would vote for my cat if it would keep John McCain out of office

    [...] Reason #80 Filed under: Sexist — 300reasons @ 3:07 am This is a good one. [...]

  4. professor what if
    professor what if June 18, 2008 at 1:02 am |

    Love the title of your post! I am working on a post right now that refers to this very quote from Johnny boy. I will link to you and maybe we can start a mainstreaming of this news cuz the pundits at the corporate media are not going to be advertising McCain’s quote anytime soon…

  5. Jovan1984
    Jovan1984 June 18, 2008 at 1:07 am |

    Sen. McCain is a straight crook, just like Bush.

  6. Manju
    Manju June 18, 2008 at 1:43 am |

    I’m torn on this one:

    1. like the michelle obama whitey tape, hasn’t really been proved. the 3 reporters who heard it insist on “anonymity.” sounds suspicious.

    2. even if true, is this like bill clinton’s sex life, essentially private? would using it be considered part of the politics of personal destruction?

    3. if i recall, when the W campaign bought up McCain’s “temper” they where excoriated for playing into veteran stereotypes. why is it OK now?

  7. Jennifer
    Jennifer June 18, 2008 at 8:38 am |

    and yes, apparently people still do use the word “trollop”

    No, they don’t. Just J. Montgomery Burns.

    Election08 = ETERNAL WIN

  8. Caravelle
    Caravelle June 18, 2008 at 9:45 am |

    As for the rape, weather, lay back and enjoy it thing : I’ve seen several people quote it as “comparing rape to weather”, but from what I gathered that’s not what he did. He compared weather to rape.

    The difference is pretty significant to me, in the first case you’re trivializing rape by comparing it to the weather, which is bad. In the second case you’re trivializing bad weather by comparing it to rape. Which makes rape pretty trivial indeed.

    So I think he should be quoted accurately on that one.

  9. Morningstar
    Morningstar June 18, 2008 at 10:48 am |

    i dunno jill, i saw this story a long time ago but it seems very suspicious. “anonymous” sources that came out during the heated 2000 presidential campaign, seems even more vague than the swift-boaters.

    i would hesitate to promote these sorts of unattributed and unsubstantiated stories. there’s already more than enough reasons to dislike mccain.

  10. What if you had to cast your ballot for either the white trollop or the black baby mama? « Professor, What If…?

    [...] Ah, thank goodness. Wouldn’t want her pretty little head getting all muddled up in politics. However, you may want to take Cindy’s apparent heavy handedness with the makeup into account before you make your final decision. According to John, she “plaster(s) on the makeup like a trollop.” John also calls her a “cunt,” so, despite her rodeo queen cheerleading looks, she may not be the model first lady after all. (for more on John’s use of the c word, see Jill’s post at feministe “Yes we cunt”) [...]

  11. Hot Tramp
    Hot Tramp June 18, 2008 at 1:54 pm |

    I agree, Morningstar. We already know he’s bad for women, and we’ve already got him on tape regarding “beating the bitch.” Until a witness goes on the record, by name, I wouldn’t put this in circulation.

  12. Smite Me! [.net] » Blog Archive » McCunt ‘08!

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  13. sonia
    sonia June 18, 2008 at 2:40 pm |

    Here’s youtube to the rescue… McCain gets asked about the incident in one of his famous town hall meeting.

  14. FreddyBak
    FreddyBak June 18, 2008 at 3:25 pm |

    It seems to me the video is rightfully poking fun at how easy it is to make someone think something is true just by repeating it on the internet and having bloggers link to it. Oh wait…

  15. Renatta McPhee
    Renatta McPhee June 18, 2008 at 4:11 pm |

    I’m sure he said it, and frankly as a line, it kills, it’s hilarious. Cunt just tickles my funny bone. I’m voting for Obama, but I’m not too uptight to appreciate McCain’s ribald humor.

  16. Lala
    Lala June 18, 2008 at 6:35 pm |

    oh my goodness that was the best laugh I had all day. can we get them a news center show in the Reno 9-11 vein?

  17. Manju
    Manju June 18, 2008 at 7:35 pm |

    i guess there really isn’t any proof that he said this. in that case jill’s paralleling those racists who claim Michelle Obama’s on tape condemning “whitey.” yes, racists… b/c its racially divisive and an ethnic stereotype.

    so this is the gendered equivalent. i could live with the swift boating if it weren’t so misogynistic?

  18. Discontented_Clownfish
    Discontented_Clownfish June 18, 2008 at 9:05 pm |

    I love this video so much. Election08 has a bunch of good stuff.

  19. Manju
    Manju June 19, 2008 at 2:07 am |

    3 witnesses who insist on anonymity told me he once called his wife “sweetie.”

  20. Manju
    Manju June 19, 2008 at 12:08 pm |

    Thing is, he was asked this by an audience member at a townhall meeting and his response was to ignore it. He could’ve said, ‘Yes, and I regret it’, or he could’ve denied it. He just didn’t answer.

    Obama didn’t deny the “whitey” rumor when frst asked either… read his own words (ignore ben smith’s misleading headline):

    “We have seen this before. There is dirt and lies that are circulated in e-mails and they pump them out long enough until finally you, a mainstream reporter, asks me about it,” Obama said to the McClatchy reporter during a press conference aboard his campaign plane. “That gives legs to the story. If somebody has evidence that myself or Michelle or anybody has said something inappropriate, let them do it.”

    Asked whether he knew it not to be true, Obama said he had answered the question, my colleague Carrie Budoff Brown reports from the plane.

    “Frankly, my hope is people don’t play this game,” Obama said. “It is a destructive aspect of our politics. Simply because something appears in an e-mail, that should lend it no more credence than if you heard it on the corner. Presumably the job of the press is to not to go around and spread scurrilous rumors like this until there is actually anything, an iota, of substance or evidence that would substantiate it.”

    Before Obama could answer, communications director Robert Gibbs interjected: “You just did.”

    “That is my point,” Obama said. “I just think people have to think about it before they ask.”

  21. recep
    recep June 19, 2008 at 1:24 pm |

    thank you very mach

  22. fishbane
    fishbane June 19, 2008 at 9:49 pm |

    People born after the Cambrian period do, in fact, use the word “trollop”. In fact, that’s my nickname with a certain group of people. Maybe we’re smirking postmodernists, or something.

  23. McCain video - U.S. Politics Online: A Political Discussion Forum

    [...] video This has being doing the rounds on the internet, and I find it mildly amusing: Feministe » Yes We Cunt Warning: It is NOT suitable for [...]

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