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Last updated on May 20th, 2017 at 07:19 am

McCain adviser Mark Salter is shaping as the best official jokester of Election ‘08:

Republican John McCain’s presidential campaign is content to let Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton fight on.

The prospect for an even longer Democratic battle resulted from Clinton’s defeat of Obama in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, meaning the contest is likely to last at least another two weeks until May 6, when North Carolina and Indiana vote.

As top McCain adviser Mark Salter said, Democrats should “take their time—don’t rush.”

UPDATE. Obama plagiarism!

Posted by Tim B. on 04/23/2008 at 01:20 PM
    1. “Do you smell what Barack is cooking?”

      A curious line that seems straight out of Ol’ Deep South black culture.
      Today for the mainstream it’s perilously close to
      ‘Why do you think Barack smells’?

      Posted by Barrie on 2008 04 23 at 06:56 PM • permalink


    1. Kae10k(tm) Rooters ™
      “71-year-old Arizona senator” “U.S. economy ailing” “Obama on his youth” like JFK and Nixon?  Dems will need to vote early and often again it seems.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 04 23 at 08:28 PM • permalink


    1. Barrie: no it isn’t, it’s standard American phraseology. Americans aren’t embarrassed by cooking smells—in fact, saying “that sure smells good” about whatever is cooking away in the kitchen is considered a compliment in the US. Also, at least in the American South, black and white regional cuisine isn’t that different—we both like barbecue, and I’ve met plenty of white people (like my mother) who doted on collard greens, ribs, and other such staples of supposedly black culture only “soul food.” Mmm…. ribs…

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2008 04 23 at 08:49 PM • permalink


    1. And mustard greens, kale, and every frickin vegetable cooked by Granny on the Beverly Hillbillies.  Good eating.

      Posted by wronwright on 2008 04 23 at 08:56 PM • permalink


  1. Andrea, my point was that Obama is trying to sound folksy and unthreatening by using this homespun image.  [I have lived in the USA.] But there is another way to interpret it:
    ‘What’s Obama cooking up now ?’ which sounds far less straightforward to my ear.
    The truth is that the man is shifty and scheming.. he just doesn’t ‘smell right’ to many of us.

    Posted by Barrie on 2008 04 24 at 06:33 AM • permalink