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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Did McCain Just Lose?

No. Not the Palin pick. But on Faux News Sunday, McCain just went off message and made THE MOTHER OF ALL GAFFES.

Asked (by Chris Wallace) how he differed from Bush, in a list of answers, McCain said something like, "I don't think we should torture people."

Wallace, smelling news, asked him to elaborate. McCain said that "in my opinion, water boarding is torture," and that, well, we've done that, so, well, we tortured people, and Bush approved of that.

Bush is on record saying, "We don't do torture," repeatedly. Now McCain says, at least, that "we have tortured [but won't]."

Most of the GOP establishment has spent the last several years arguing that "we don't do torture." Now their candidate disagrees. I want to see every GOP senator asked, "well, who is right--McCain or Bush? And if McCain is right, then shouldn't Bush be held accountable for this? If Bush is right, then what the hell is wrong with McCain? How can you support a candidate who would casually accuse "your president" of acts tantamount to war crimes? What's the difference b/w McCain and Obama on this (if you agree with Bush)?"

Energize your base by picking the Wignut Tina Fey . . . then go wildly off message on torture, on Faux! It must be very frustrating working for that man.


At 11:51 PM, Blogger tenaciousmcd said...

Ye jump too soon. For this to matter, someone in the media would actually have to CARE. Even if they did, GOP semi-Convo '08 and Gustav would knock it out of the news cycle.

At 6:48 AM, Blogger Number Three said...

True that. But this is the sort of thing that [someone] [cough cough] should put in a teevee spot.


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