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Presidential Varmint Huntin’ May 21, 2007

Posted by fitsnews in 2008 Presidential Primaries.

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FITSNews – May 21, 2007 – Just when you thought we were going to have a presidential election free from Yosemite Sam references, along comes John McCain to mess everything up. According to the New York Sun, McCain invoked the Looney Tunes legend in reference to all the “political hay” former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has been making on the immigration issue. From the Sun story:

“Maybe I should wait a couple weeks and see if it changes,” Mr. McCain said of Mr. Romney’s position on immigration this week. “Maybe he can get out his small varmint gun and drive those Guatemalans off his yard.”

In blasting Romney for yet another flip-flop – as well as for his illegal Guatemalan help – McCain seemingly scored the rare political “double-double.” But invoking Yosemite Sam often has unintended consequences. Gun-toting cartoon characters are notoriously megalomaniacal (see picture above), and keeping this issue front-and-center among the GOP electorate isn’t McCain’s wisest strategic move at this juncture of the 2008 campaign. Of course everybody does love Yosemite Sam. In fact, he’s a very popular member of our stuffed animal collection, but then again that’s precisely why we keep such a close eye on him.



1. Newspaper Hack - May 21, 2007

Not as classic as “Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran,” but good enough for our most electable candidate suffering from dementia. I just want to hear McCain say “varmint” on a constant loop. Or “great galloping horny toads.”

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