Oooh, shiny!

In this age of diversity Flavors of the Month, it’s time for McGehee’s Rule for Contemplating Candidates:

[Y]ou really need to stop and ask yourself: If this person were a 50-something white male Protestant, would I be anywhere near as enthusiastic about supporting him?

If the answer is not a brutally honest “Oh, hell yes!”, you need to step away from the candidate and go bash yourself over the head with a board full of rusty nails until you regain your senses.

Please note that slicing a couple of decades off John McCain wouldn’t have helped him any.





7 comments

  1. McGehee »

    2 June 2009 · 3:23 pm

    I might’a should’a made that “over 50” instead.

  2. Dwayne "the canoe guy" »

    2 June 2009 · 4:35 pm

    That would mean looking at someone’s skills and abilities. WTF?!?!?!

  3. McGehee »

    2 June 2009 · 8:41 pm

    …and experience and trackn record. I knooooow!

  4. narciso »

    3 June 2009 · 8:48 am

    So a proven government reformer, with the right positions on taxes, energy, defense, capitalism in general; I don’t quite get the point McGhee is on to here.

  5. McGehee »

    3 June 2009 · 11:44 am

    So a proven government reformer

    Who are you talking about? McCain? He of the Free Speech Repeal Act?

  6. narciso »

    3 June 2009 · 4:47 pm

    Look at the names, you referenced in your original post.

  7. McGehee »

    3 June 2009 · 8:46 pm

    Narciso, did you read anything in that post but the names? Is it really that tough a concept for you?

    I’ll spot you an extra: go back to my site, find the search box down on the right sidebar, type in “Palin” and read some of the content. Maybe that’ll make it plain enough for you.

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