[politics] Manchurian candidancies

One of the more ridiculous persistent memes from the Republicans in this election cycle is that idea that Obama is some kind of Manchurian candidate on a secret mission for Islamic terrorism.

Which is a bizarre accusation from a party whose candidate spent five and a half years in a Communist prison camp, signed false confessions for the purposes of anti-American propaganda — quite literally a potential Manchurian candidate.

(To belabor the obvious, I would find such an accusation against McCain to be utterly without merit. I merely point out that his opportunity for brain washing and deep programming was considerably more substantial than Obama’s childhood years in Indonesia.)