Monday, October 27, 2008

Wrong and stupid

Uh, guys? I realize this is the last week of what seems like a 200-year-long election campaign and everyone's cracking up a little, but whoa. This isn't what your side does, it's what the other guys do:
"A Halloween decoration showing a mannequin dressed as vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin hanging by a noose from the roof of a West Hollywood home is drawing giggles from some passers-by and gasps of outrage from others.

The mannequin is dressed in brunet wig, glasses and a red business suit. Another mannequin dressed as John McCain emerges from a flaming chimney."
The flaming chimney thing is sort of funny, considering the current state of the GOP's house (although a sinking ship might be more appropriate). The mannequin hanging from a noose, however, is just unacceptable for all kinds of reasons, one of the foremost being that it's what they do. Sure, the case could be made that "they started it" with the feeble-minded, hate-fueled rhetoric at their rallies, but it behooves your side to resist sinking to their level. Even on Hallowe'en.