By Michael Bryan
Not happy with the verisimilitude of McCain's chosen quasi-slogan, "Build the Dang Fence!" (or some such nativist bullshit...), some enterprising person with a stencil and some spray paint donated one to McCain's campaign.
Use of this in-your-face taunt from the 2008 campaign would really sum up the GOP's shameless embrace of commercial values over all others, denialism over the environmental impact and unsustainable nature of our current energy economy, and sheer cussed political tone-deafness. It would make a perfect dog whistle rallying cry to the increasingly unhinged GOP base and help McCain prevail over J.D. "Nation's Stupidest Representative™" Hayworth.
I had to look twice and pull over to take a photo before I realized that this was actually a prank. For a fleeting and disorienting moment I actually believed that McCain had embraced self-parody and actually put this slogan on his signs. With the muck now washing up on the shores of the Gulf and public support for off-shore oil drilling plummeting, McCain would really prove that he is indeed a maverick if he would embrace this generously donated slogan.
Think about it, McCainiacs: you could do worse...