The Real McCain – McNasty?

Sephy and I have been having some discussions about politics this week. This led to a blog post from Sephy which you can read here – Voting isn’t about looks alone. It also led to a question – am I the only one who has noticed the McCain Comb-over?

McCain All Messed Up

The answer apparently is no, because I’ve been doing a bit of searching and collecting links. Along the way, I found out some other stuff I thought I should share with you.

Don’t call your wife the C word!

By far my favourite post – warning it does contain some language – is Bacon presents: Why John McCain’s comb-over says everything about him. The post contains the C word and I don’t mean comb-over.

It contains the C word because back in 1992 when Cindy McCain playfully teased John McCain about his hair loss, he called her a C***. In front of the media. When asked about it later, he made the excuse that it had been a long day. You can read all about that at – Book: McCain temper boiled over in ’92 tirade

Girls can be pretty and rich but not express an opinion.

Well let us hope he doesn’t have any female staff in the Whitehouse if he wins, because he’s going to have a lot of long days in the Whitehouse, and he’ll get woken up in the middle of the night, and he’ll have to do a fair bit of travelling, all at the ripe old age of 72 – yes, he will be 72 when he takes office if he wins and 76 when his term is over – if he stays for 2 terms he will be 80 when he leaves the Whitehouse.

The plot thickens (but not the hair) –

There’s a lot of stuff I don’t like about this guy and the more I read the worse it gets. When he left for the war his wife at the time was thin and pretty. While he was gone, she had a car accident and put on some weight. It didn’t take John McCain long to decide she was no longer the woman for him – even though he didn’t come home looking the same as he did when he left.

He got the marriage license for his next wedding before the divorce was even final and the wife he chose? Worth megabucks, as well as stick thin, blonde and pretty. The message? When combined with the comb-over, the message I see is – looks are fairly important to John McCain.

There are alternatives to bald, right?

His current personal worth is said to be about 36 million dollars, but he hasn’t spent one cent of that money on alternatives to a combover. Does this mean he is lying to himself about his hair status? Or just to us?

Why pretend? Why not get it fixed?

Why might he be doing the dreaded comb-over? Only one hair challenged president has got into the oval office since televisions were available to US homes – and that president was running against someone equally hair challenged. We’ve seen it here in Australia that the fat guy couldn’t win an election even after losing a fair bit of weight. So maybe it is possible that looks are very important to voters.

Fess up, dude..

I think it is better to fess up to being bald and perhaps apologise to the American Public for treating them like idiots unable to tell the difference between real hair and hair superglued to ones skull. And McCain may have no choice as the comb-over seems to be getting more difficult to achieve. Will he do it? I don’t think so. He doesn’t want to highlight the age thing. And I’ve sent several emails to the McCain campaign begging them to do something about the comb-over, but I never get a response and the comb-over remains.

Australia did it first.

Another site I found funny this week – LOLJohnMcCain. But we had LOLpols first – the flickr pool created by our Greens party is still going with quite a few American lolpols added to the mix now.

Further Reading

Here’s some linkage to blog posts and various articles which mention the comb-over – clearly I am not the only one to pick up on it. Most of these from August.

Putting Vanity First? An article from Vanity Fair.
Why Obama Can’t Lose?
DREDLOCKED! The Biden Combover Bounce Knots Race Obama’s new running mate has some hair issues of his own.
Comb your cowlicks, candidates An article from September 2007, almost a year ago!
My Friends: John McCain needs a haircut.
“Pressing issues of international importance”
101 Reasons to Not Vote for McCain, by Bill Press
The Next Cheney: Website Links McCain to the Devil
McCain vs Obama: This is a Choice?
Fake Forum: John Sidney McCain flipped on Supremes
Putting Vanity First?
Why Hasn’t Anyone Brought Up McCain’s Comb Over?
Will that Comb-over Blow McCain Away?
Don’t look now, they are gaining on you.
Bad Hair Makes a Great Leader?
Blowin’ in the Wind Looks like Bush is having hair troubles too!

What is Your Guess?

How many times will John McCain say “My Friends” at the Republican Convention? My guess is 267. Leave your guess in the comments section..

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Obama Is Fit, My Friends

On Andrew G’s blog today, there was a video of Barack Obama body surfing in Hawaii. This prompts me to mention something yet again.

My friends, who would you rather have as President of the United States? A fit and healthy young man up to the challenge of tackling the harsh waves of Hawaii, or an old man with a combover who won’t be seen in the surf because then everyone would find out he has shoulder length hair on one side of his head in a desperate attempt to pretend he still has hair?

There is something incredibly wrong with a man who gets up in the morning and combs hair from one side of his head to the other thinking that this will trick people into thinking they are not bald! Is this not a flashing red neon sign? Should a man so deluded be given the nuclear missile launch codes? SERIOUSLY?

He simply can’t face the fact that he is bald, ya’all. It isn’t like he couldn’t do a few things like get an excellent rug, or try some of the hair replacement techniques. But no, he isn’t bald therefore he doesn’t need to do any of those things.

That, and the fact that he said “my friends” 13 times in the space of an hour during the Saddleback thingy held recently, how can anyone in their right mind vote for this man?

Bodysurfing With Barack Obama

My Friends with John McCain

My Friends by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

(I prefer the Red Hot Chili Peppers version of My Friends. ;) )

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Dear John McCain,

Listen. You’re probably not a bad bloke. You’re a republican, but I won’t hold that against you. I just saw you on The View and I thought you made some decent points. But it is time to face facts. You are fighting a losing battle here and I’m not talking about Iraq. I’m talking about the comb-over. I’ve mentioned it here on the blog previously.

You’re bald.  We all know you’re bald. You must know we all know you’re bald. You know you have a comb-over. We all know you have a comb-over and we all know it doesn’t hide the fact that you’re bald, it simply draws more attention to it.

Be a man and cut that hair off. You’ll feel better. We will all feel better. You might even get more votes. And there won’t be the ever present danger that a gust of wind will pick up all that hair and the press will get a shot of it. You won’t feel like you need to wear a hat on a windy day.  Younger voters will give you props. Gay men will applaud you – some of them might even throw Thank God He Got Rid Of The Comb-Over At Last parties. Women might finally begin to respect you and men will congratulate you.

Anyway, I just think you’re not doing yourself any favours with the pretending you’re not bald thing. You’re old enough and ugly enough to accept reality, right? If not, you shouldn’t be running for President. :)

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