Tuesday, August 05, 2008

More Bang For Your Buck


August 4, 2008, 2:40 PM

Obama Camp Hits Back At "Tire Gauge" Rhetoric

Posted by Brian Montopoli

The McCain campaign has been trying to drum up media coverage today for its mockery of Barack Obama for calling on Americans to make sure their tires are inflated in order to help save money gas. Obama said this last week: "There are things that you can do individually though to save energy; making sure your tires are properly inflated, simple thing, but we could save all the oil that they’re talking about getting off drilling, if everybody was just inflating their tires and getting regular tune-ups. You could actually save just as much.” To spotlight the "inflating their tires" part of the quote, the McCain campaign and the Republican National Committee have been handing tire gauges out to reporters in sarcastic celebration of Obama's birthday today. "...the RNC is providing members of the media with complimentary tools related to Barack Obama’s energy plan – a brand new tire gauge," the RNC wrote in a press release this morning. "Because, instead of actually increasing America’s domestic oil supply, this is how Obama thinks Americans should try to alleviate burdensome pain at the pump." The McCain campaign also used the tire gauge gimmick in a fundraising plea today. "Today, I'm asking for your help in putting Senator Obama's 'tire gauge' energy policy to the test,' McCain campaign manager Rick Davis wrote to potential donors. "With an immediate donation of $25 or more, we will send you an 'Obama Energy Plan' tire pressure gauge. Will simply inflating your tires reduce the financial burden of high gas prices on your wallet?"


Only an elitist, out-of-touch candidate like John McCain would ask his supporters to cough up $25 for a measly tire pressure gauge.

The Obama campaign is offering a John McCain doll for only $25. He wears a baseball cap, geezer sunglasses, and tiny Ferragamos. But wait, there's more! If you call within the next fifteen minutes, you'll also receive the Wife Cindy and Sidekick Joe Leiberman dolls and pay only shipping and handling.

The John McCain doll has limited range of motion, but he wets his Depends, and when you comb his hair and pull his string, he calls you the "c" word.