Pam Spaulding

Caption this: Lurching McCain

Filed By Pam Spaulding | October 17, 2008 8:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: funny McCain pic, John McCain, lurching McCain

And this isn't P'shopped, either. The Reuters caption:

US Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain (R-AZ) reacts to almost heading the wrong way off the stage after shaking hands with Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) at the conclusion of the final presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, October 15, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Bourg (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008

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Thanks. I was afraid someone was going to think of it before me. :-)

Oh the fun I could have with That photo!

"That tight little butt! Let me help you there Senator! *wink wink nudge nudge*"

"All your Butt belong to Me!!!!"

and more which are too lecherous for public.

Maybe we should have a "Write your own caption" contest with this photo.

"I shouldn't of had dinner at a Mexian resturant in Hempstead, NY of all places. Watch out, Barack!"

"Sarah Palin makes me gag!"

Oh. My bad. A caption IS what Pam is looking for. Sorry.

Don Sherfick Don Sherfick | October 17, 2008 10:56 AM

This pictures and all it may represents admittedly conflicts old guys (almost 70) like me. I giggled at it too and sent it to a few friends. But then, although I don't THINK I let my tongue get out of control in unguarded moments, my walking is getting a bit stiffer, and looking like the stereotype that youngsters, gay and straight, associate with the folks they think they will never, ever become because they are going to party forever.

Comedy or gross insensitivity? I confess I've really not figured that one out yet. But younger LGBT folks ought at least to spend a few hours in a nursing home sometimes in order to begin to appreciate why the conflict here.

"Senator McCain, suddenly repulsed by the jungle fever growing in his loins."

Also, anyone notice how calm Obama looks in this picture?

Karen Collett | October 17, 2008 10:31 PM

"After failing to whip Obama's 'you know what' during the debate, McCain tries projectile vomiting."

it seems like the guy sticks his tongue out a lot, and there are plenty of pics all over the internet proving this to be the case. it may just be a personality quirk -- or maybe it has something to do with a medication related tick.

what's the point of having a "caption this" party? is it a "time out" from the intensity of this overly long presidential campaign that you're calling for, a moment of levity before the storm strikes?

but would you consider making jokes about one of your own favored candidates? frankly, it makes you look kind of lame to use your opponent's pic for a game of darts. and let's not forget this extremely important race isn't over, yet.

as it stands, however, this post strikes me as leaning a little too far in the direction of bashing than i care to play along with, let alone find humorous.

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | October 19, 2008 9:00 AM

I agree with you. It is ageist, demeaning to the office being sought, ill spirited, petty and an example of the worst and least attractive instincts of an immature sense of humor. It belongs in the lower level of grade school and as Don above points out is grossly insensitive.

It was a tenth of a second gaffe that will do nothing to advance any GLBT issue and in fact would work against us if it were known that we were this cruel.

But that is all right because everyone had fun ripping someone. Think about who you may offend please. How about Gay vets for instance?

The point of my response above was to suggest that if such overt bashing, howsoever quasi or subtle, were directed toward one of our own and we were to experience how it felt, then it might become clearer how publicly poking fun at someone who is clearly not "family" is never justified.

In my experience each of us offends at least someone else simply by virtue of our mere existence, but that’s not the same as saying it’s okay to use the face of a political opponent on a dartboard because it's fun. If that’s your idea of fun then, as you correctly stated, it’s awfully immature. Simply put, such destructive behavior is not acceptable and, collectively, we must find a better way to communicate with each other.