And Volvos Sound Like Oppressive Islamic Extremism

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John McCain is at the 68th annual Sturgis Rally at Buffalo Chip campground in South Dakota today. It’s got beer, semi-naked gals, and bikers — lots and lots of bikers. When those bikers showed their appreciation for John McCain by revving their engines, he reportedly responded:

“I recognize that sound. It’s the sound of freedom.”

What? Either he meant the freedom of the open road or John McCain is completely incapable of understanding anything (or even hearing sounds) outside the prism of our transcendental struggle against radical Islam.

Which may be what some Americans are looking for in a president. I dunno.

By the way, McCain also encouraged his wife to participate in Buffalo Chip’s beauty pageant, which, according to CNN, is “an infamously debauched event that’s been known to feature topless women.” Classy.

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