After all the wailing and keening I hear from the right wing about "thabiasedlibrulmedia," it's interesting the things we DON'T hear a peep about regarding John McCain. For example, I've been treated to speculation about whether Obama's American enough to be president, because he had vacations on Hawaii (where he has family,) or because his father is Kenyan. I hear the Fox-ites say his middle name a good couple dozen times per "news" hour... we worry about whether he is "safe" and whether a potato-pound is a "terrorist fist jab." How many of us know that McCain's middle name is Sidney (no, really, Sidney), that he flip-flopped from Episcopalian to Baptist, or that he was not born in the United States? Yah you got it right. He was born in the Panama Canal Zone -- leased land, not owned. This is how it appears in the NYT online - God only knows if it ever hit print. Squashed, I would imagine, by the right-wing media: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/28/us/politics/28mccain.html?_r=1&oref=slogin Pretty funny that I haven't seen this on Fox, MSNBC, the real networks, or of course, these pathetic blogs. Hey Lou Dobbsians, where's the outrage?!?!?!? How are you going to trust a guy born in Panama on immigration? Why does McCain hate Episcopalianism anyway? Since he spent most of his childhood anywhere but America (Navy kid,) how could he have any real connection with the American people? Why are the networks silent on these important questions? Now: imagine that the networks were abuzz with this utter tripe. You would have their putatively "fawning" coverage of Obama. So I don't ever want to hear a wrong-winger whine ever again about thalibrulmedia or I'll freaking rip your spine out wrap it around your neck and strangle you with it figuratively of course because I'm a peace freak. Respeck* PFnV * any similarilty between this closing and the Ali G show is purely coincidental. Big up yourself.