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Horsesh*t: McCain Clip Shows Muttering Never Wise at Debates


A video spread around the net over the weekend highlighting the moment during the Mississippi debate when Barack Obama mentioned that McCain said he was unsure about meeting with the president of Spain. The video's maker claims a visibly rattled McCain utters "horsesh*t" under his breath.

I'd have to go with Andrew Sullivan's assessment, that McCain is saying some version of "of course" although it's still unclear exactly what he's saying.

Which is why it's wise not to look flustered and angry at debates while you mutter something under your breath. Or, as Al Gore knows all too well, sigh.

Watch the clip, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. McCain concerns me but I won't be voting for Obama. Obama is a phony through and through. His so-called love for our community extends as far as the poll booth and not beyond. Liberals also have a bisexual doouble standard. They consider us gay and bi men to be "gross", unlike the "hot lesbians' and "hot bi babes".

    Posted by: jason | Sep 29, 2008 7:57:01 AM

  2. Obama is representative of the bisexual double standard. This double standard is a liberal ploy to confine us gay/bi men to the safe category called "gay". When we are confined like this, we become less threatening. In contrast, women are celebrated by liberals as "hot bi babes" and "sexually fluid foxes". Guess who benefits from this? Surprise, surprise....the sleazy straight guy.

    Here's my advice to gay/bi guys: don't vote for McCain but don't vote for Obama either. Obama and his cronies in liberal land will perpetuate the bisexual double standard.

    Posted by: jason | Sep 29, 2008 8:07:15 AM

  3. JASON - do you just copy/paste your responses from the previous posts?

    Posted by: gabriel | Sep 29, 2008 8:21:58 AM

  4. Jason has an Australian email address. Why should he care about our election?

    Posted by: homer | Sep 29, 2008 8:22:30 AM

  5. i dont like mccain ... but im pretty sure he's saying "of course"

    Posted by: KFLO | Sep 29, 2008 8:44:02 AM

  6. My response to Jason:


    Posted by: Matthew Rettenmund | Sep 29, 2008 8:47:22 AM

  7. "A horse is a horse of course of course."

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Sep 29, 2008 8:52:15 AM

  8. Jason....Thanks But No thanks...Obama All The Way! 8 years of lies,discrimination,hate and a horrible economy is more than enough...this isn't just about Gay issues anymore....It's about what's right and Republicans AREN'T....Republicans almost ruined our country!

    Posted by: Eric | Sep 29, 2008 9:53:40 AM

  9. Yeah, it's "of course." He's responding to "Spain is a NATO ally." It's actually the least disdainful he looked all debate.

    Posted by: Jonathan | Sep 29, 2008 9:57:08 AM

  10. Is it possible that McCain says both? The first muttering is almost certainly "of course" but there is an extra syllable in the second, after the alleged "course", that leaves room for the interpretation. It's all a bit silly. Though if temperament is a major concern...

    Jason, wouldn't your concerns be better served on a website that actually employs the double standard that so deeply troubles you?

    Posted by: Giovanni | Sep 29, 2008 11:04:44 AM

  11. The second utterance was indeed "horeshit".

    Which, of course is just a preview of what America will get if that man wins the election.


    Posted by: ab | Sep 29, 2008 11:36:01 AM

  12. I thought McCain came off looking confused and frustrated during much of the debate.

    Posted by: Chapeau | Sep 29, 2008 12:10:40 PM

  13. I am so tired of all of this, have we really gotten down to what politicians say under their breath is relevant? First Gore, now McCain? I'm so frustrated with how people have taken this election personally, and instead of a nation united we are a nation divided, quarreling over every little thing... How are we going to have a better future if we can not come together on even the little things? I hope we can...

    Posted by: CJ | Sep 29, 2008 12:59:10 PM

  14. I don't think he's saying horse shit or of course. It sounds like he's calling his wife Cindy a c#nt.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Sep 29, 2008 2:23:59 PM

  15. He says "Of course it is" really quickly referring to Spain as a NATO ally. This is BS but anything to deflect from the real issues, that McCain is completely out of touch with the truth of America's reputation and standing (fiscally as well as strategically and ideologically) in the world.

    Posted by: madam bomb | Sep 29, 2008 2:26:16 PM

  16. Gee, Jason, may I introduce you to Sarah Palin? Sarah: Jason. You both have something in common, incoherency. You both should get along, like, um, really, really well, ya know?

    Posted by: mike | Sep 29, 2008 2:43:33 PM

  17. Gee, Jason, may I introduce you to Sarah Palin? Sarah: Jason. You both have something in common, incoherency. You both should get along, like, um, really, really well, ya know?

    Posted by: mike | Sep 29, 2008 2:44:32 PM

  18. let's all agree never to respond to jason's repetitive nonsense. he's australian and, more important, insane. we could all have far more effective debates if we shut him out.

    Posted by: Paul R | Sep 29, 2008 2:47:19 PM

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