Tuesday, June 24, 2008

What's he gonna do, give everyone a bicycle?

- another reporter here in the newsroom

This is a John McCain ad running in Georgia. Check out what the voice over guy says at the 15 second mark:

I know some ways to make energy cheaper, and I know some ways to make it cleaner. I'm not sure how you do both at the same time. It's kind of like Diet Coke. If it really tasted just like regular Coke, we wouldn't have regular Coke.

I've called the campaign for comment.

UPDATE: I got a call back from a campaign spokesman for the Southeast, but he hasn't gotten back to me with a statement. I'll update when he does.

UPDATE 2: From the campaign's southeast region communications director:
A focus on renewable energy, clean coal, nuclear and domestic cap and trade combined with gas tax holidays, improved access to supply and conservation methods that drive down demand.

I emailed back and asked for, you know, some numbers. Since this plan is going to make energy cheaper, and cost is typically described in dollars, that seemed reasonable.

UPDATE 3: The campaign cleared it up with this statement:
We’re going to stand by what was provided.
In other news: free bubble up and rainbow stew for everyone.

"Well, you sure don't look 25, but your unlaminated, out-of-state driver's license is proof enough for me."


VernonJonesforSenate said...

You've really been on a tear since you returned from the Big Apple.

Lucid Idiocy said...

Making up for lost time.

Nick said...

That was great.