The Wørd: Collateral Friendage

Stephen Colbert looks at the messy business of tricky associations when running for president.

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Nation, the more I learn about John McCain, the more I love his maverick spirit. For example, his critics say he’s too old. So what does McCain do? He keeps aging. The politically expedient thing would be to grow younger. Uh uh. McCain clearly doesn’t care what the polls say. But there was one recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll that he should pay attention to. If found that 32% of Americans consider Barack Obama’s connection to Rev. Wright a major concern. But 43% are concerned about John McCain’s connection to George Bush. In other words, the biggest political albatross heading into November is George Bush. That…that is a shame. Especially considering everything President Bush has done to ensure the extinction of albatrosses.


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