Script For “Pump” (TV :30)
ANNCR: Gas prices – $4, $5, no end in sight, because some in Washington are still saying no to drilling in America.
No to independence from foreign oil.
Who can you thank for rising prices at the pump?
CHANT: Obama, Obama
ANNCR: One man knows we must now drill more in America and rescue our family budgets.
Don’t hope for more energy, vote for it. McCain.
JOHN MCCAIN: I’m John McCain and I approve this message.
There’s so much in here that’s just crazy… The implication that drilling for oil in America will defray the cost of gas, which Sen. McCain himself has said would only have psychological impact… That drilling in America would create independence from foreign oil, which could only really be accomplished if we stop using any oil… That Sen. Obama is in some way responsible for the current prices, even though he’s only the junior senator from Illinois.
And I love that voting for Sen. McCain is analogous to voting for more energy, even though Sen. Obama is the candidate who has touted his support for alternative energies like solar and wind, while Sen. McCain can’t get past his oil fetish.
Anyway, it’s clear now that Sen. McCain has absolutely no compunction about making crap up to get elected. I think we all knew this was coming, but I’m a little surprised the it’s happening in July. What will be left for Sen. McCain to make up come October?
In other news, Sen. McCain’s ad campaign is going to make me rethink my usage of the candidates titles in my posts.