Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The Gramm Stain

Phil Gramm Says McCain Supporters Aren't `Whiners'

Phil Gramm excluded John McCain supporters from his description of Americans as ``a nation of whiners,'' the characterization that forced his exit from the Republican presidential candidate's campaign in July.

``If you're sitting here today, you're not economically illiterate and you're not a whiner, so I'm not worried about who you're going to vote for,'' the former Texas senator told attendees at a Financial Services Roundtable event in Minneapolis on the sidelines of the Republican National Convention.
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Many of those who attended the event came from the financial community, including representatives of Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp and the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America.
Two things immediately spring to mind:

1) So anyone who doesn't support McCain is a 'whiner.'

Yeah, all those bank failures, our jobs being sent overseas, our homes being foreclosed, $40k buys less than $30k did 7 years ago, the fact that when oilyman Bush came in office gas was $1.34 and now it's $3.97 is just because we're whiners. (OK, I'm done 'whining' now.)

2) John McCain said
Phil Gramm doesn't speak for me.
But apparently the Gramm stain was positive because, and I quote:
At today's event, Gramm also defended McCain's selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running mate.

``We went through a process of vetting all possible candidates,'' narrowing it down to three before choosing Palin, he said.
So Phil Gramm doesn't speak for McCain, he was fired from McCain's campaign, but he was involved in the vetting process of McCain's VP candidate!?

Heckuva job Phil!

Cross posted at VidiotSpeak