Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
(No, that’s not Cindy. This is Jessica, the 2008 cover girl for the Miss Buffalo Chip beauty contest)
John McCain’s "do anything, say anything" for a vote campaign took him to the anything-goes Sturgis Bike Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, where he courted the biker veteran vote amid naked beauty pageants, nude mud wrestling events, public nudity and drunken brawls.
McCain’s speech was sandwiched in between the "Ringing Wet & Wild" women’s mud wrestling event and the "Miss Buffalo Chip" contest. McCain, speaking to the annual biker convention at the Sturgis Bike Rally said:
“I was looking at the Sturgis schedule and noticed that you have a beauty pageant and so I encouraged Cindy to compete,” McCain said to cheers from the (mostly male) crowd. “With a little luck, she could be on the only woman ever to serve as both the first lady and Miss Buffalo Chip.”
You don’t believe it? Watch it here:
So McCain took his wife and young daughter to Sturgis – wholesome family fun (not!) – and offered his wife as a contestant in the Miss Buffalo Chip beauty contest, which always ends with the tops coming off (and sometimes the bottoms). That’s what the Miss Buffalo Chip contest is about.
McCain should publicly apologize to his wife and daughter. Cindy McCain just stood there and waved her hand to the crowd, unaware of what her idiot husband had just got her into. McCain should fire his campaign advance team for their embarrassing lack of knowledge about the Sturgis Bike Rally.
While many of these bikers are veterans, for a candidate who also needs to cater to the right-wing Christian Taliban wing of the Republican Party, McCain may be courting disaster by mixing politics with naked women, drunken brawls and public debauchery.
And just where is the moral outrage from Tony Perkins, Pat Robertson, John Hagee, Rod Parsley, et al., over McCain’s demonstrated lack of "family values"? Can you imagine the howl from these self-righteous hypocrites if Barack Obama had done something this stupid to his wife and young daughters?
What is McCain going to do for an encore? Campaign for votes on the strip club circuit? "Yo, Cindy, jump up on the stage and give the boys here a pole dance!" This man is an embarrassment to his family, to his party, and to his country. He is unfit to lead his party or the country. It is time for Republicans to draft a nominee at the Republican convention who will honorably represent the core values of the Republican Party.