Wednesday, July 09, 2008

What's The Joke?

I've long appreciated the fact that when you speak in public a massive amount inevitably some stupid shit is going to come out of your mouth, which is why "gaffe" focused political journalism is bad. There are obvious exceptions, of course, like "Macaca" which actually tell us something about the candidate.

But when it comes to joking about killing Iranians... just what is the joke? I appreciate that it was a failed attempt at a joke, but the underlying premise would be funny to kill Iranians.

That's some straight talk we can believe in, my friends.