Was anybody else as creeped out as I was by McCain's use of "INTERVENTION" in the following exchange during the debate last night:
Bob Shieffer: ... Sen. McCain, your commercials have included words like "disrespectful," "dangerous," "dishonorable," "he lied." Your running mate said Obama "palled around with terrorists." Are each of you tonight willing to sit at this table and say to each other's face what your campaigns and the people in your campaigns have said about each other?
John McCain: Well, this has been a tough campaign. It's been a very tough campaign. And I know from my experience in many campaigns that, if Sen. Obama had asked -- responded to my urgent request to sit down, and do town hall meetings, and come before the American people, we could have done at least 10 of them by now. When Sen. Obama was first asked, he said, "Any place, any time," the way Barry Goldwater and Jack Kennedy agreed to do, before the intervention of the tragedy at Dallas. So I think the tone of this campaign could have been very different...
It just seems so creepy for him to call JFK's assassination an "Intervention".
Maybe it's just me....but it sure seems like an odd word to use, especially since the question pertained to negative campaigning which we have seen has inspired some truly hateful audience responses that I won't repeat here.
And BTW, if we had had to endure 10 of those phony town halls as McCain was pushing, I think we'd all need an intervention by now.