Video: Welcome our next vice president, John McCain

posted at 1:14 pm on October 8, 2008 by Allahpundit

A mid-day palate cleanser from this morning’s Biden rally, plucked from the fondest ticket-flipping fantasies of Palin fans. The speaker’s an Obamican, or so he says, which may help explain the gaffe. Or maybe he’s disoriented from watching Biden try to balance his personal affection for McCain with his role as VP attack dog. On the one hand, Maverick’s a “good friend” whom he’d meet anywhere at a moment’s notice and who deep down isn’t feeling good about having to attack Obama. On the other hand, McCain’s an “angry man” who just might be trying to get Obama shot. If you think Fey as Palin was the highlight of last week’s SNL, go back and watch the first answer Sudeikis gives as Greasy Joe. Spot on: “As my mother would say, god love him but he’s a raging maniac — and a dear, dear friend.”

Exit question: Assuming the polls hold and McCain goes back to the senate to wrangle with President Messiah over legislation, what inevitable act of bipartisanship will he commit to redeem himself with screeching Obama mega-shills like Andrew Sullivan and Joe Klein who are so very, very disappointed in him for trying to win this election? Immigration is the obvious answer, but given the state of the economy that’s far down The One’s list of priorities now.


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This is better than the Mathews video which I still cannot see

Kini on October 8, 2008 at 1:17 PM

That sounds about right.

Obama-McCain.

Socialist-Socialist lite.

lorien1973 on October 8, 2008 at 1:17 PM

He’s gotten into their heads!!

AubieJon on October 8, 2008 at 1:18 PM

Gold.
She’s in their heads…they think Sarah should be at the top of the ticket too!

Brat on October 8, 2008 at 1:19 PM

And their economic ideas!

lorien1973 on October 8, 2008 at 1:19 PM

Epic fail.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 8, 2008 at 1:19 PM

Hahaha. Thats actually better than Obama and Biden blowing each other’s first introductions.

Chuck Schick on October 8, 2008 at 1:19 PM

AubieJon on October 8, 2008 at 1:18 PM

Ha! Our heads are thinking almost alike!

Brat on October 8, 2008 at 1:19 PM

To quote Alinsky,

“The way the world is, and the way it should be.”

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 8, 2008 at 1:20 PM

What I like is his “deer in the headlight” look as soon as he said it. It was almost as if he knew he said it, but was trying to determine if he should correct himself, which would draw more attention to it. Very funny. I needed that.

Weight of Glory on October 8, 2008 at 1:20 PM

“McCain goes back to the senate to wrangle with President Messiah over legislation”

What will there be to wrangle about?

This is heading for 1964 territory, when President Johnson rammed through the disastrous Medicare program, which led to skyrocketing healthcare costs, through the Democrat Congress and didn’t even allow Republicans to debate it.

McCain’s going to be about as relevant as a Hot Air Poster at that point. Even the MSM will ignore him at that point. They’ll need more time to interview illiterate, corrupt and incompetent Democrat Congressmen.

NoDonkey on October 8, 2008 at 1:21 PM

Brat on October 8, 2008 at 1:19 PM

We’ve got the fever and the only cure is – More Sara-Cuda!!

AubieJon on October 8, 2008 at 1:21 PM

McCain as acting VP means,..wait for it

wait for it

wait for it

YES!
Palin will be calling the shots.

a capella on October 8, 2008 at 1:21 PM

Chuck Schick on October 8, 2008 at 1:19 PM

“The next president of the United States Joe Biden.” – Barack Obama

“Barack America” – Joe Biden

“Senator Osama Obama” – Teddy Kennedy

And they were worried that Governor Palin would be gaffetastic……that describes the Obama bin Biden ticket!

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 8, 2008 at 1:22 PM

what inevitable act of bipartisanship will he commit to redeem himself with screeching Obama mega-shills like Andrew Sullivan and Joe Klein who are so very, very disappointed in him for trying to win this election?

Nothing. McCain’s wounded pride lead him to the left of Bush and seeking media attention whenever possible. Losing to an inexperienced unqualified leftist will set McCAin on a rampage. Fannie and Freddie would just be the tip of the iceberg. McCain would probably spend the rest of his days reforming from a conservative standpoint out of sheer spite. I doubt he’d try to get back into the medias good graces. He is a jilted lover. He’d be doubly pissed he did not win this time. He’d hold to form and make Obama’s policy goals a nightmare. Then when Obama has to pass reform legislation he, aided by the media, would take credit for it as if it was his idea all along.

Theworldisnotenough on October 8, 2008 at 1:24 PM

Millerism- McCain has gotten in his melon!

or

OODA loopy moment.

freeus on October 8, 2008 at 1:25 PM

Does this mean we win?

Akzed on October 8, 2008 at 1:25 PM

Jim Pacillo, a recently laid-off bank worker, had warmed up the crowd for Biden, but as he finished his introduction, he had an “oops” moment of his own.

“Please help me today in welcoming the next vice president of the United States, John McCain!” Pacillo said.
But the 3,500 in attendance at the University of South Florida didn’t seem to notice, cheering as if Pacillo had said Biden’s name instead and roaring as the usual Biden walk-up music started on cue.
The Delaware lawmaker then bounded on stage, but he didn’t react either.
“Let me thank Jim for that nice introduction,” Biden said.
Republicans, however, did react, immediately sending out emails calling attention to Pacillo’s slip-up.
Republican National Committee spokesman Alex Conant prefaced a link to the video of the Biden/McCain mix-up by wondering if Pacillo was “perhaps recalling Joe Biden’s offer to run on John McCain’s ticket.”

Or else maybe Pacillo was just mixed up due to his divided allegiances. Earlier in his remarks, he had explained that he was a Republican who now supports Obama and Biden.

Them there banks is all in Delaware ain’t they?

Brat on October 8, 2008 at 1:26 PM

Exit question: Assuming the polls hold and McCain goes back to the senate to wrangle with President Messiah over legislation, what inevitable act of bipartisanship will he commit to redeem himself with screeching Obama mega-shills

I give McCain more credit than lots of the folks here, I think. I don’t think he is motivated out of a desire to be liked (like Bush I) — his “hands across the aisle” thing comes from his “country first” philosophy as well as from his war experiences. When sadistic goons torture (and worse) you and your friends for years, when you’ve looked death in eye, and you’ve returned to a country divided over the war you fought, you probably don’t get as riled up about party lines or ideologies as you would if you spent your time philosophizing about politics from the comfort of your nice house and office.

In any event, if McCain returns to the Senate, I think Allah’s question is moot: he will be marginalized by both parties. The Dems don’t really need him and the Republicans (particularly House Republicans) have seen the light of the next generation of conservatives (Palin, Jindal) and won’t follow him.

But I still think McCain can win this thing so I guess some folks here probably think I’m drinking the kool-aid!

Y-not on October 8, 2008 at 1:26 PM

Yeah, I’ve wondered how McCain will be after the election. He wants to be embraced by the Left and the media, so my guess is he’ll tack in that direction. Of course, he might be so disillusioned with how he was treated by them that he becomes a leading voice against the Marxist agenda…hahaha, yeah right. Sigh…’Carter gave us Reagan, Carter gave us Reagan’…

changer1701 on October 8, 2008 at 1:27 PM

Theworldisnotenough on October 8, 2008 at 1:24 PM

Nah. To paraphrase Johnny Mav, “I’d rather lose an election than my maverick rep.”

Akzed on October 8, 2008 at 1:27 PM

Theworldisnotenough on October 8, 2008 at 1:24 PM

When will McCain be up for Senate re-election? If he doesn’t go to the White House, I bet he doesn’t run for Senator again.

Brat on October 8, 2008 at 1:28 PM

I want somebody to mess up on TV and say, “Welcome our next president, apacalyps!”

apacalyps on October 8, 2008 at 1:31 PM

FN awesome!

TheSitRep on October 8, 2008 at 1:32 PM

There are all these signs in DE saying, “Delaware’s Joe Biden.” It doesn’t say anything about the senate, and they are the same color blue as McCain/Palin signs.

Akzed on October 8, 2008 at 1:32 PM

Y-not on October 8, 2008 at 1:26 PM

Very well said, i’d like to add my on “+1″ for you on that.

wise_man on October 8, 2008 at 1:34 PM

apacalyps on October 8, 2008 at 1:31 PM

One of my sons asked for an action figure named Pocket Lips for Christmas when he was a little tike. The Toy R Us guy straightened me out.

Akzed on October 8, 2008 at 1:34 PM

McCain can always get a job trading cheap fixed rate Treasury mortgage loans to illegals in Phoenix. I hear they even give their agents Century 21 jackets.

Fletch54 on October 8, 2008 at 1:34 PM

Dude looks like he swallowed a bug after the gaff.

ohiorebel on October 8, 2008 at 1:35 PM

I needed that today! Actually that and the Wil E. Coyote bit.

tru2tx on October 8, 2008 at 1:39 PM

Change we need, indeed.

RushBaby on October 8, 2008 at 1:40 PM

Fletch54 on October 8, 2008 at 1:34 PM

Funny, coming from a guy wearing an orange jumpsuit, carrying an old broom handle with a nail in one end.

AubieJon on October 8, 2008 at 1:41 PM

wise_man on October 8, 2008 at 1:34 PM

Thx.

I wish McCain were more conservative (I wanted Fred), but I’m disappointed by the number of people who are acting like he’s gutless or weak or emotionally needy. I think both he and Sen. Lieberman are honorable men.

Y-not on October 8, 2008 at 1:44 PM

I want somebody to mess up on TV and say, “Welcome our next president, apacalyps!”

apacalyps on October 8, 2008 at 1:31 PM

I’d serve honestly, with diligence; for all Americans, to get this nation back on the right track. Ah yes (apacalyps starts drifting away, *sigh*)… I can see it now…

“Let us look forward to the time when we can take the flag of our country and nail it below the Cross, and there let it wave as it waved in the olden times, and let us gather around it and inscribed for our motto: ‘Liberty and Union, one and inseparable, now and forever,’ and exclaim, ‘Christ first, our country next!’”
– Andrew Johnson

apacalyps on October 8, 2008 at 1:44 PM

Can someone help me with a question

What was the price of oil when it last cost $86 per barrel?

tomas on October 8, 2008 at 1:49 PM

Haha, I was there when it happened. Everyone in the audience thought it was funny.

Typhonsentra on October 8, 2008 at 1:49 PM

This guy has been infected with Bidenitis.

csdeven on October 8, 2008 at 1:51 PM

Jim Pacillo, a recently laid-off bank worker, had warmed up the crowd for Biden, but as he finished his introduction, he had an “oops” moment of his own.

New Deal 2.0 already starting?

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 8, 2008 at 1:55 PM

This guy has been infected with Bidenitis.

csdeven on October 8, 2008 at 1:51 PM

Prognosis: Poor. Hair recedes. Compulsion to resow the crop. Egotistical self-promotion with reckless abandon.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 8, 2008 at 1:57 PM

He got it wrong. He meant Sarah Palin.

Steve Z on October 8, 2008 at 1:57 PM

Can someone help me with a question

What was the price of oil when it last cost $86 per barrel?

tomas on October 8, 2008 at 1:49 PM

Duh. $86.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 8, 2008 at 1:57 PM

OH.MY.GOD.

LOL!

Dritanian on October 8, 2008 at 1:59 PM

But the 3,500 in attendance at the University of South Florida didn’t seem to notice, cheering as if Pacillo had said Biden’s name instead and roaring as the usual Biden walk-up music started on cue.

The Delaware lawmaker then bounded on stage, but he didn’t react either. “Let me thank Jim for that nice introduction,” Biden said.

Obama and Biden don’t pay any attention to what is happening in the real world. All they know is the MSM has their back, they can ignore what anyone else says and then step forward and start spewing out lies. They are both self-centered ego-maniacs.

Didn’t you know, they won it already.

fogw on October 8, 2008 at 2:00 PM

STAND UP, JOE!!!!!

wise_man on October 8, 2008 at 2:01 PM

Ha ha! I bet Greasy Joe agreed with him.

bloggless on October 8, 2008 at 2:05 PM

Another conflicted fliberal.

wepeople on October 8, 2008 at 2:07 PM

Ha ha! I bet Greasy Joe agreed with him.

bloggless on October 8, 2008 at 2:05 PM

Well, His Greasiness did say that Hillary was more qualified than him (or a better choice) to be Vice President.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 8, 2008 at 2:18 PM

whoopsie! Ha ha.

chiefeditor on October 8, 2008 at 2:44 PM

Biden is talking at Alico Arena tonight at 5pm in Southwest Florida.

Why is that significant? Because Palin was suppose to speak at Alico Arena last Monday, but they had to upgrade her to a bigger arena to fit all those who wanted to attend.

Why is this not significant? Southwest Florida is Republican Country.

Enoxo on October 8, 2008 at 3:08 PM

I see the unemployment index spiked by .0001%.

What could have caused it?

Black Adam on October 8, 2008 at 4:59 PM

There is a really good chance we could have VP Palin. An electoral tie is very possible. That would be fun to see the democrats shred The Constitution to get what they want. “Fun” in a sad way, of course.

SouthernGent on October 8, 2008 at 6:49 PM

sphincter boy

Mojave Mark on October 8, 2008 at 7:48 PM