Posted by Steven Hayward
First, we have the dustup over McCain failing to upbraid a questioner in South Carolina who called Hillary something that rhymes with "rich," and now we have this, the perfect Christmas gift for the low-brow right wing populist.
Steve . . . perhaps this is revealing too much, but it reminds me of the Jimmy Carter beer bottle opener my grandfather used to have in his bar. Jimmy opened the bottle with his "teeth."
That strikes me more as a "holiday" gift. If one is looking for a CHRISTmas gift, then this is certainly hard to beat. Available at The Christian Dollar Store.
The Christian Dollar Store is on Pine Street in Zanesville, Ohio. I had hoped Craig's holiday gift had come from far, far away: China, maybe.
My grandfather had rude political gag gifts, too. There is probably a rich tradition of this sort of thing in American history. My dad used to tell me that P.T. Barnum said "No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public." I can't verify the quote, but I like to think he said it.
Why would you hope that the Jesus Tree Topper would come from far away? The Christian Dollar Store sounds like some American Dream; from the "about" page of the site, same place where their address is:
"We are a family business. We believe in and love the Lord Jesus Christ and want to glorify him in all we do."
including the marketing of Jesus Tree Toppers, which I bet DO actually come from China - the place where they are manufactured.
And McCain didn't just "fail to upbraid" the questioner who asked "How do we beat The Bitch?" - he really rewarded the questioner by replying with "That's an excellent question."
Ah, the party of restraint and civility! Yet another case of Hillary Derangement Syndrome.
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