Not only did I see that last night immediately after the debate when I was checking out the liveblogs, but I am considering it for my other custom car tag. I already have OBAMA08 on my Mazda and THATONE on the Hyundai might be sweet. What do you think?
It was creepy watching McCain get all up in people’s private spaces when he was answering the early questions. I think we can all agree that MY FRIENDS has effectively jumped the freaking shark. Somebody send him a telegram, I think he’s stuck in the 50’s.
I think it sounds perfect. You know where to get them? Maybe I should post a link to the seller.
Yes, I noticed the invasion of personal space, and I also thought how self-conscious I’d be the way the risers were set up and how small the room was. There was a youngish man on Obama’s far right who looked extremely uncomfortable, almost bashful; he wasn’t the only one. The camera was too intimate.
The way McCain’s arms DIDN’T move was disturbing and I had to keep reminding myself that his arms are like that because they were broken in the plane crash.
I also noticed that he didn’t sit down when Obama was speaking, just wandered around his side of the stage. I’m tempted to take another look at the tape to see if those stupid tall chairs were the problem, that he couldn’t get back up on his without some major awkwardness which would not look good on tv. He’s shorter than Obama. There’s no way to hide that, and the chairs are going to make it even more obvious no matter what height, but these seemed to be especially bad.
I am not any political sage, by any stretch. But, I think I recognize a simple ploy taught in high school dramatics/debate class. It is called “upstaging”.
While an actor is delivering lines near the front of the stage (camera) another actor moves around behind him taking the attention of the audience away from the speech. I think that is what we were watching. I can bet John’s corner men told him to do that. I watched him go sit down after his turn and then remember the instructions and stand up again and walk around. It’s simple but it works.
Chevy Chase used to do it on SNL while Jane Curtin was trying to do a “news” story.
McCain really didn’t look well to me actually. Campaigning is strenuous.
Upstaging! That’s what I thought he was doing. It was definitely a distraction, but not too bad because the cameramen didn’t indulge his wanderings.
And you’re right, he did sit down that one time and then hop right back up and start wandering. I thought he looked unwell, too, maybe uncomfortable even though townhall meetings are supposed to be his Comfort Zone. I know, that really wasn’t a townhall meeting.
The only place to get a plate like that is from the state. It is an official state issued car tag. I used to have IMPEACH on the Mazda, but updated a few months ago. My Hyundai tag is due and I’m debating on THATONE. I have to assume that nobody else has thought of it here in Mississippi yet. Believe me when I tell you that having that OBAMA08 tag driving in Jackson MS has made been very interesting.
There have been a number of incidents where I have been approached by a group of chaotically eager black citizenry, some of whom were hanging half out of their vehicles, intent on showing extreme public approval of my tag choice. I never got that kind of reaction with my IMPEACH tag, although a couple elderly lady missionaries who came calling thought it read I’M A PEACH!! There’s a longer story of my sermon to the preacher women, but I’ll save that one for later.
I meant maybe I should put a link to the company selling bumper stickers and lapel buttons.
I can not imagine driving in Mississippi with that on my license plate. Lordy. There’s a British tv show called Top Gear, and their producers set a challenge for the three hosts to do a lot of silly stuff in the Southern US. They were to each buy a car for a very small amount of money in… Georgia? They drove these glorious junkers to New Orleans, eventually, but at one point they had decorated each others’ cars with inflammatory proclamations, including one that sported “Hilary for Pres”, and tried to drive across Alabama.
Done. Just got back from DMV. The tag is on order. Funny too. The lady selling my tag had a vote T-shirt on and I asked her if she knew the significance of THATONE. I told her it might help her if she looked at the tag for my Mazda. The girl who took my OBAMA08 order (several months ago) was sitting next to the girl doing my new tag. They had a good laugh.
Cost twenty five dollars more than regular tag, so my tag cost 375 instead of 350. Tags are a ripoff in Hinds county. When my Hyundai was new the tag was close to 800.00!
Driving with that tag in Hinds county is totally cool. The county is at least fifty percent black. I might have trouble in the rural areas, but I doubt it. You would be surprised at how well the races mix here. They have had a long time to get used to each other.