Sunday, September 28, 2008

Rhetorical Question of the Day

NewsBusters: Where's the media?

Barack Obama played the "me too" game during the Friday debates on September 26 after Senator John McCain mentioned that he was wearing a bracelet with the name of Cpl. Matthew Stanley, a resident of New Hampshire and a soldier that lost his life in Iraq in 2006. Obama said that he too had a bracelet. After fumbling and straining to remember the name, he revealed that his had the name of Sergeant Ryan David Jopek of Merrill, Wisconsin.

Shockingly, however, Madison resident Brian Jopek, the father of Ryan Jopek, the young soldier who tragically lost his life to a roadside bomb in 2006, recently said on a Wisconsin Public Radio show that his family had asked Barack Obama to stop wearing the bracelet with his son's name on it. Yet Obama continues to do so despite the wishes of the family.

Two words: Stage. Prop.

Barack Obama, the Carrot Top of American presidential politics.

UPDATE: Some are saying wait and verify.

The audio is from back in March, so I'm willing to temporarily withdraw the Carrot Top comment, apply the 48-hour rule, and see how this one pans out. Besides, as Magus points out in the comments, it is rather insulting to Carrot Top to make such a comparison between the two.

UPDATE II: Apparently, Sgt. Jopek's Mom is OK with it now.

Carrot Top still sucks, though.