photographic evidence of mccain’s reid gaffe

As you all know, John McCain, when addressing the audience at the Republican National Convention last week, inexplicably stood before an enormous photo of actor Tim Reid. The McCain camp has been taking quite a bit of criticism over the past several days from people who believe that it was a mistake – that folks involved in the campaign had intended to show an image of Walter Reed Army Medical Center – but McCain has been adamant that it was done on purpose, as a salute to our nation’s, “great entertainers of color.” According to the “Washington Times,” yesterday, during a press conference, Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin went further and added, “It’s not surprising that these desperate Democrats would criticize our invocation of the late Mr. Venus Flytrap. They probably never watched ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’ like the rest of us. No, while we were enjoying the art of our beloved Mr. Reid and Loni Anderson, they were suckling at the sour, America-hating teat of PBS…”

[Thanks to our man in Texas, Jack Stewart, for the photo.]

[And, as long as we’re talking about Reid, I should mention that his absolutely brilliant television show, “Frank’s Place,” still isn’t available on DVD. It’s absolutely criminal…. And, in case you’re wondering, that’s not sarcasm.]

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  1. mark
    Posted September 8, 2008 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    I also like the idea that this image could have been taken the moment that it was revealed to the world that McCain is just an android being controlled by an enormous Tim Reid… Kind of like in the Wizard of Oz when Toto pulls back the curtain to expose the wizard for what he is.

  2. mark
    Posted September 8, 2008 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    My fantasy life is so much more fulfilling.

  3. not one of the cool kids
    Posted September 8, 2008 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    I can’t believe this! Mouth open wide…feel like Bill the Cat again…”sucking PBS’s teat?” “wild Kingdom”, “Sesame Street”, “Reading Rainbow”…Someone get me a strong drink..
    Okay, but now it is war! The thrill of the convention is gone and if America doesn’t wake up, then something will wake us up.
    Mark you are on fire tonight!

  4. not one of the cool kids
    Posted September 8, 2008 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    thanks for putting weird images in my head about PBS characters and them breast feeding humans.
    Who else can you post behind him?
    Margaret Mead?

  5. Jack
    Posted September 9, 2008 at 1:29 am | Permalink

    I was tempted to try Tara Reid.

  6. mark
    Posted September 9, 2008 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    Many have been tempted by Tara Reid. And, from what I hear, most of them have acted on it.

  7. mark
    Posted September 9, 2008 at 7:57 am | Permalink

    Oh, and then there’s also Jerry Reed, from “Smokey and the Bandit.”

  8. The Bad Photographer
    Posted September 9, 2008 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    You are the second blogger I’ve read this week to note that you can’t get Frank’s Place on DVD.

    Here’s the first one I read. Worth reading for the anecdote about Flavor Flav getting booed at the Pitchfork festival.

  9. BrianB
    Posted September 9, 2008 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    Venus Flytrap’s real name is Gordon Sims – he used a fake name because he was a army desserter in the Vietnam war – precisely the kind of character McCain wants to associate himself with instead of admitting a mistake.

  10. Paw
    Posted September 9, 2008 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    Wouldn’t it be something if all of us, and everything in our entire world, existed solely inside of Tim Reid’s mind?

  11. Johnny Fever
    Posted September 17, 2008 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    It sure would explain a lot of things, Paw.

  12. mark
    Posted September 17, 2008 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    I’m now taken to believing that McCain will win, and, during the inauguration, he’ll pull off his fake old man mask to reveal an even older, angrier, whiter man.

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