Go-go Hover-McCain!

Posted by Tim Ireland at October 21, 2008

Category: Photoshopping, US Presidential Election 2008

This entry was posted on
Tuesday, October 21st, 2008
2:54 pm and is filed
under Photoshopping, US Presidential Election 2008.

Here’s a lovely background for Republican voters. Enjoy!

In other news (aren’t you glad that you looked down here?), now there are two items that Iain Dale would like to avoid discussing on his website, and all of a sudden up go the ramparts.

You’ll notice that he doesn’t consider for one moment the simple measure of comment registration; this would allow people to comment anonymously, but greatly reduce his capacity to hide behind anonymous abuse (that he may or may not be posting himself).

(Note – It’s not all about me; there’s another debate that Iain would rather avoid having, which could very well be the main reason why he is declaring the introduction of pre-publication comment vetting in order to ‘enable’ debate. Well, one side of it, anyway.)

[UPDATE (22 Oct) – Unity – Abortion Rights: A delay not a setback: Iain Dale seems to think that the government’s backsliding, this week, amounts to a victory for Frank Field and Nadine Dorries – its actually nothing of the sort and, as I see it, only delays the day of reckoning that’s to come. (more)]

(Note #2 – Iain also appeared to be getting some flak for publishing this ‘let him have it’ shot at Mandelson yesterday while failing to mention the not-at-all-connected Osborne story, even though most days he’ll chase any ambulance within a 5 mile radius. Bit of a perfect storm going on, then. And it makes his subsequent moan about anonymous ‘abuse’ – see: criticism – even funnier given that he went begging for actual abuse when it suited him.)


  1. Paul.Ferrari says

    I shudder to think that Iain wanted to be an MP (and probably still does) – statements like "I have no objection to anonymous comments in general as I know there are people who comment on here who for genuine reasons cannot reveal who they are." are complete cobblers !He has no problem with anonymous comments as long as they agree with his line or attack anybody with an alternative opinion – otherwise *click* bye-bye comment.

  2. Manic says

    I shudder at the notion that he does this repeatedly and still somehow gets away with presenting himself as a champion of blogging.

  3. Paul.Ferrari says

    He can present himself as he wishes – as a large Tuna Fish Sandwich, as a re-incarnation of Nero or even as a Champion of Blogging – but then it comes down to credibility and whether it's substance or all bluster, essentially the audience decides.As an MP he only has to convince a small number of people and then he's on the payroll for 4 to 5 years – this scares me more.

  4. Manic says

    Paul:Sorry for the late reply (I'll 'ping' you so you read this), but I meant to ask you to imagine Iain opening up a school for wannabe MPs so you might be better able to appreciate my position.

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