Via Kevin Poulsen on Wired’s Threat Level:
Confronting questions about whether John McCain stole an inspiring POW story from the autobiography of a former Soviet prisoner, a campaign spokesman threw out this melee attack against a much-maligned geek pastime:
“It may be typical of the pro-Obama Dungeons & Dragons crowd to disparage a fellow countryman’s memory of war from the comfort of mom’s basement,” said McCain aide Michael Goldfarb, in a posting to the campaign website. “But most Americans have the humility and gratitude to respect and learn from the memories of men who suffered on behalf of others.”
Ouch. I’d take offense, but I have a saving-throw to make, and the dim light in this basement is making it hard to see the D20.
Wow. A natural one.
He goes on to get the party started by asking people to stat out the McCain monster in DND terms. Well worth reading.
http://www.balloon-juice.com/?p=11082Balloon Juice refers to this as Michael Goldfarb’s +7 Rapier of Jackassery.