Uncategorized — September 5, 2008 at 5:15 pm

You Guys are Killin’ Me


Seriously? Does someone still not know how to use “the Google”???

From The Talking Points Memo:

A lot of people were asking tonight: what the hell was that mansion up behind John McCain tonight during the first part of the speech? As I noted below, the TV close-ups only showed McCain’s head against the grass in the picture, which made it look like he was reprising his famed green screen performance. And when they panned out, it looked like McCain was showing off one of his mansions.

Well, several readers have written in to tell me that the building is actually the main building on the campus of the Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood, California.

So it’s not a mansion, but a middle school. But that still doesn’t answer the question of why they picked this picture to have him standing in front of — when I would imagine that 99.9% of the US population would have no idea what they were looking at.

[S]everal readers have suggested that perhaps one of the tech geeks charged with setting up the audio/visual bells and whistles for the evening was tasked with getting pictures of Walter Reed Army Medical Center but goofed and got this instead.


Keep these people away from the White House. If this is the kind of leadership they represent and they can’t even properly manage the images used on the giant screen at their biggest political event of the entire campaign, they’ve got no business anywhere NEAR the keys to the country.

I’m just sayin’…