In less than four weeks, Americans will cast their votes in a pivotal presidential election. They will choose between a patriotic, experienced war hero and a drug-using gang member.
At least that's how former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating put it yesterday. Appearing on the Dennis Miller Show, he had this to say…
"He ought to admit, 'You know, I've got to be honest with you. I was a guy of the street'," Keating said. "'I was way to the left. I used cocaine. I voted liberally, but I'm back at the center.'"
Miller, a conservative, offered a long critique of Obama, calling him "the most liberal guy" and saying that the "obfuscation" and "smoke and mirrors" surrounding his campaign were "Clintonesque."
"He's starting to treat me like an idiot, too, when he's blowing this smoke my way," Miller said. "He ought to just come clean and say, 'Listen, I came up through Chicago. You make some errors there.' I'd almost be able to absolve it more easily then."
A "guy of the street," huh? This is highly problematic for a number of reasons…
* Keating is a co-chair of John McCain's campaign, and this is a clear violation of the Senator's ban on race-baiting.
* Obama did publicly admit to cocaine use, in his autobiography.
* Obama didn't move to Chicago until after he graduated from Columbia University. Any gang-banging he participated in would have been on the mean streets of Honolulu.
* Someone allowed Dennis Miller to get his own radio show.
Tags: Barack Obama, Dennis Miller, Oklahoma