Phil Gramm: "Thank God The Economy Is Not As Bad As You Read In The Newspaper Every Day." (UPDATED)(UPDATED)
The very day that Gramm's boss - Senator John McCain - is out on the campaign trail trying to connect with voters and feel their (very real) economic pain.
You couldn't make this sh*t up if you tried.
(UPDATED) Team Obama goes yard on this (and who else believes Team Obama is cutting a battleground state TV commercial starring Phil Gramm right now?).
Meanwhile, the McCain campaign claims that Gramm's views do not reflect McCain's thinking.
We absolutely believe them.
Just as we absolutely believe that they need to kick Senator Gramm's ass off the Straight Talk Express.
(UPDATED, UPDATED) This just gets better and better.
Senator Gramm, in NYC to represent John McCain's economic politicies before the WSJ editorial board, is standing by his initial comments.
And dragging the entire country of Mexico into his shit storm of a party:
"If you listen to our leaders, we can't compete against Mexico, for God's sake," Gramm continued. "If they don't think we can compete against Mexico who can we compete against?"Hey, why stop a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the face at the water's edge? Let's insult our neighbor while we're on a roll!
All snarking aside - Cut. This. Guy. Loose.