Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Good Copter, Bad Copter



All I can think after watching this rambling, confusing, and somewhat petty question from an irritable John McCain about the plan to build a new fleet of Marine One presidential helicopters (helicopters he'll never get the chance to fly in) is, "Wow -- dodged a hell of a bullet on that one."

(h/t Cesca)

10 comments:

Robo said...

The Best part is that the new Fleet of Copters were ordered by none other than the Bush Administration in 2005.

You know John...George Bush...the guy you hated for trashing you in the 2000 election, then loved so YOU could get elected in 2008, then hated again when you didn't win?

Benoit from Ottawa said...

Yeah, the U.S. may have lucked onto Obama as we Canadians, four decades back, lucked onto Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

Without wanting to make concrete comparisons, it seems that, as with Trudeau (at least initially), you've got in Obama an intelligent and earnest man. A man able and willing to work. A person of sense and capacity.

Politics being what they are, any time an electorate gets to elect such a person, it is LUCKY.

Good luck, America, at filling the deep hole the other administration had dug. Things are looking up, president-wise, just at a time when optimism is sorely needed.

Benoit from Ottawa said...

Regarding your "dodged a bullet" comment, I had noticed, when Mccain came onto *some* show (I don't remember which), that he did not seem sharp between the ears. Seemed old. I believe you're right, you might have had a Reagan all over again.

Anonymous said...

I like when Obama said "we have to fix it". SNL has a running gag with Keenan Thompson on Weekend Update just shouting "Fix it!" I think somebody does have to fix it.

The Kaiser said...

Not only was the project started by the Bush administration, I've read a couple articles suggesting that the project may have been given out as part of a quid pro quo agreement for the forged yellowcake uranium documents we all know an love.

Anonymous said...

Two bullets. Don't forget Sara.

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Coherent? Bad ... Good
Just think we could have had a less coherent speaker AGAIN if we had just voted for McCain. What were we thinking?!? Now we have this intelligent person up there who can follow the ramble and manage to make a smart joke about his ride. What were we thinking? Now it's impossible to find a decent joke on the president! What's Leno to do now? The president is writing jokes for the latenight guys!

Anonymous said...

it is the sound system; 22" rims; gucci interior and gold copter blades Obama requested that is driving the cost up

New show on MTV "Pimp my Copter"

Anonymous said...

"We wore an onion on our belt, it was the style at the time!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVE_OU0msGQ

Benoit from Ottawa said...

Thanks, Anonymous at 7:57!