Yep, it’s still happening in America

People are basing their electoral decisions on the vague phonetic similarity between the name of guy born in Kansas, and the name of a religious/political nutjob in Saudi Arabia.

Nevermind that nothing either of these individuals has ever said about anything, ever, shows any political similarity between them. Phonetic similarity between names is damning.

If the McCain/Palin campaign wanted to impress me, a citizen with some real education, they’d publicly condemn – loudly publicly condemn – this kind of bullshit. It would cost them the batshit-crazy vote (an important constituency for the Republican party), but at least I could respect them.

Two weeks to go.

Anyone want to take bets as to whether they’ll step up and clear up the lies, prejudice, and ignorance? They haven’t to date.

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