June 08, 2008

John McCain is Andy Rooney

Have you ever noticed the resemblance between John McCain and Andy Rooney?

You remember Andy Rooney—he's the "60 Minutes" fixture who for 30 years has complained about annoyances like his office filing system, the seats he gets at ballgames, and objects that viewers send him in the mail.  He starts many of his segments with that slight whine, "Why is it that..."

Here's a typical segment:

Now compare that to John McCain's speech from June 3rd; the widely panned one with the sickly-green background.  Jump ahead to the 8 minute mark, and you'll see what I mean, especially at 8:42:



By Will Friedman in Politics | Permalink  | 


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