Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Thin Veneers

Two short stories of how easy it is to see through John McCain:

Some of you may have noticed that he has updated his website taking many layout aspects from Obama's site. To most viewers it is nice and flashy. Me, however, I browse using Firefox with the NoScript add on enabled. This means javascript doesn't run on pages unless I tell it to. So when I loaded his fancy new page, there was a giant "McCain Golf Gear" ad. That is what is central to his website message... Obama's, on the other hand, looks fine with javascript turned off - his people do it right. As a side note, this is also what search engines like Google see.

This evening, McCain's new TV ad came on during dinner. You know, the one that says, "Only a fool or a fraud talks tough or romantically about war." After the end of the commercial, my son asks, "Is John McCain pretending to be Barack Obama?"

Yes, Isaac, but he isn't doing a good job of it...