Michelle Malkin makes note of that North Carolina GOP ad that McCain supposedly doesn’t like.

Says Michelle:

What is the big freaking’ deal?

McCain is demanding that the ad be withdrawn (via ABC News, hat tip- Allah):

“I have been committed to running a respectful campaign based upon an honest debate about the great issues confronting America today. I expect all state parties to do so as well. The television advertisement you are planning to air degrades our civics and distracts us from the very real differences we have with the Democrats,” said McCain in a letter to the North Carolina Republican Party Chair Linda Davis.

McCain demanded that Davis discontinue plans to run the ad: “It is imperative that you withdraw this offensive advertisement.”

The RNC sniffed that the ad was “Not appropriate and unhelpful.”

Hey, neither’s watching GOP standard-bearers making nice with Nancy Pelosi on a couch or making utter fools of their out-of-touch selves.

Exactly. Look, let me say right off that the very same point I made about supposed ‘torture’ applies here, as well, and oddly enough this point is both times aimed at John McCain

We are either willing to do what’s needed to defend ourselves, with no holds barred, or we do not deserve to survive. Which is as well, because under those conditions, we won’t.

To be perfectly blunt, one time and in one condition I’m willing to accept. Twice, I think to expose a flaw in McCain’s thinking. He’s worried about respect? Senator McCain, respect is earned. Obama hasn’t… and I’ve long since started to wonder about you. This particular didn’t help.

Some McCain supporters are spinning the disavowal of the ad as a masterful strategy to stay above the fray.

Nonsense. It’s an idiotic strategy to convince more rank-and-file Republicans to stop giving money to the Beltway GOP elite.

I wouldn’t dismiss that disconnect so lightly, Michelle. It’s possible that’s what’s going on here, but I doubt it. I suspect and barring other evidence, will suppose the ad to be arranged for by people like myself who are tired of McCain licking the Democrat’s boots. Possibly, people within McCain’s own org… and to say the least I’m less than comfortable that this kind of a split is already indicated. Let me make myself perfectly clear so there’s no doubt of my position on this. Grow a spine, Senator. You’re not going to win by making nice with these people.

Addendum: (David L)

As Dan Rather might say:  When you bring a pig to a dance, you dance with the pig.   Well BO brought Wright to the dance, and now his has to dance with Wright. 

Apparently the Republcan National Committee also needs to grow a spine.  The RNC has objected to the North Carolina Republican Party ad.   Katy of Katy’s Conservative Corner, has message for the RNC, “Stay Out of Our Business!”   You go girl!




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