Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Holy dancing Jesus.

There's classy and then there's not so much.

Yesterday evening John McCain took part in the Sturgis Rally 2008 at Buffalo Chip in South Dakota, an annual tribute to veterans. The candidate was so enthused, he told attendees, that he encouraged his wife to participate in the festivities: "I told her with a little luck, she could be the only woman ever to serve as both the first lady and Miss Buffalo Chip."

As the Huffington Post reported on Sunday, the Miss Buffalo Chip contest is more than a little risque -- not to mention bedeviled by violence:

ESPN's Jim Caple described the as "essentially a topless beauty pageant. And occasionally bottomless, too."

"During a drenching rain Wednesday night, the contest broke up into smaller groups and one woman wound up dancing naked on a bar top. Her boyfriend/husband saw her and angrily dragged her away as she struggled to put her pants back on and muttered something about how, "It's only this one week a year."

How sweet. Sadly, the pageant also sees its share of domestic abuse, which even the event's organizers admit to Caple is a major problem.

If that doesn't bring in the Evangelical wingnut vote, nothing will.


Ti-Guy said...

ESPN's Jim Caple described the as "essentially a topless beauty pageant. And occasionally bottomless, too."

Hmmm...drink in those heartland values.

Shannon said...

Apparently, he also said that his wife should enter the Miss Buffalo Chip contest.
In introducing his wife, McCain noted the ongoing beauty pageant at the event and said that he had "encouraged Cindy to compete. I told her, with a little luck, she could be the only person ever to serve as first lady and Miss Buffalo Chip."

Can you fucking imagine if Obama had said this?! If he'd suggested his wife enter a contest requiring her to blow a banana?! The media would have blown a gasket.

Ti-Guy said...

Yes, but when McCain says it, it's cute. I bet even Joanne TrueBlue giggled.

This is the way it works. They get to occupy all the roads...the high ones and the low ones, all the while remaining completely shameless about their double-standards.

As Michelle Malkin would say: "Intern them. Intern. Them. All."

deBeauxOs said...

Blameless too, because rightwingers claim the right to blame others and the right to refuse responsibility or accountability for their own words and actions.

The Seer said...

Youse guys forget — McCain is a former Naval aviator. Remember Tailhook? The one where what happened in Las Vegas failed to stay there? Where Naval aviators allegedly treated American women the way they treat Asian women? Even tho American women don't have the sense of humor Asian women have? Well, maybe the reason he dumped the other one for Cindy is that Cindy does have a sense of humor.

stageleft said...

It makes sense for McCain to be there - mores the pity, a lot of rank and file (read not the criminal type) bikers are hard core Conservative and he's playing to them.

As for a topless Cindy McCain -- shame on you, visuals like that are supposed to be reserved for *after my second cup of morning coffee!