October 6, 2008

Mighty Mouse McCain

Filed under: blog,Economics,Economy,Politics,Uncategorized — Tony Whitson @ 9:04 pm
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“Here I come to save the day!”

That’s what I was hearing when John McCain announced that he was suspending his campaign and rushing back to Washington to take care of the economic crisis.

He had said that economics was not his forté. Now he was saying that what the nation needs is not people who understand economics — what we need is somebody who can lead us in a crisis, and John McCain is that kind of leader. “Here I come to save the day!”

I was thinking I might Photoshop McCain’s head onto a picture of Mighty Mouse, as he appeared when that line was sung in his theme song. When I googled Mighty Mouse, I discovered that Barney Frank himself already made the connection:

“McCain is Andy Kaufman in his Mighty Mouse costume – ‘Here I Come to Save the Day,'” Frank said as he left a Thursday morning caucus meeting with House Democrats, saying the Republican presidential candidate’s decision to enter the mix “is not helpful.”

“He hasn’t been involved,” Frank said. “He doesn’t know anything about it.”

I hadn’t known about the Andy Kaufman bit, but here it is:


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