Friday, October 17, 2008

"People's lives". And in case you can't tell, those quotation marks are sarcastic.

John McCain lost a lot of women voters (and a lot of male voters) when, during the final Presidential debate, he used sarcastic "air quotes" when describing "the health of the mother" as a rationale for some abortions.

(His use of the neanderthal term "pro-abortion movement" ran a close second. Like the sea monsters on 17th-century mariners' maps [HERE BE DRAGONS], these "pro-abortion" people keep being referenced with no evidence as to their actual existence. I have yet to meet, read, see, or hear remote echoes of anyone, anywhere, who is pro-abortion, as if it was a hockey team or a zoning proposition. Do medical procedures have cheerleading squads?)


I can't speak for all my sisters and brothers, but "the health of a human being" is something I can barely fathom being reduced to a phrase surrounded by sarcastic "air quotes" in any circumstance.


But if go with the flow we must, go with the flow we must. Therefore, I invite you to take full advantage of 23/6's JOHN MCCAIN IRONIC AIR QUOTES-O-TRON to create your own special sarcastic "air quote" moments, as if taken from Senator McCain's own heartless lips.

ronnie

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Blogger Laura Brown said...

Surely Margo from Apt. 3G should be involved here somewhere?

6:02 AM  
Blogger ronnie said...

Oh, yes!

I suppose saying, "More speculums, mule!" would be dreadfully declassé, so of course I won't.

ronne

10:37 PM  

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