Take it easy, Champ. Why don’t you sit this next one out, stop talking for a while…
Just for fun, here is Wikipedia’s definition of a Banana Republic:
In modern usage the term has come to be used to describe a generally unstable or “backward” dictatorial regime, especially one where elections are often fraudulent and corruption is rife. By extension, the word is occasionally applied to governments where a strong leader hands out appointments and advantages to friends and supporters, without much consideration for the law. A banana republic can also be used to describe a country where a large part of its economy and politics are controlled by foreign powers or even corporations.
I’m too lazy to make all the requisite links to the Bush Administration, so I’ll let you draw your own conclusions. Still, it’s sad to see McCain continue to whore himself out like this. You don’t owe those pigs anything, Johnny, cut ’em loose!
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Update: Sure enough, the “banana republic” line is a GOP talking point. Politics is such a pathetic game, it would be laughable if these people weren’t responsible for so much human misery. Jamison Foser has more.