Thursday, August 21, 2008

Tsk, tsk, tsk

John Hawkins, Right Wing News:

This is disappointing, not just because it's apparently untrue that Cindy McCain spoke to Mother Theresa, but because it makes you scratch your head. The McCains adopted a little girl from overseas. That's an amazing, incredibly compassionate thing to do. Why embellish a story like that?

Granted, "fish stories" aren't necessarily unusual. People will add a little detail here or there to make a story better, but it doesn't look good when a politician does it -- and since John McCain has repeated the story, it looks like Mr. "Straight Talk" is going to end up having to explain on the campaign trail why he and his wife fudged a story about something as intimate as the circumstances under which they came to
adopt their own daughter. They should know better than that.

Incidentally, this website's post just before the above, on Limbaugh's comment today that "nobody [in the Democratic Party] had the guts to stand up and say no to a black guy."
Maybe 15 years ago in this country, people might have been too terrified of being called "racists" to point out the truth about Barack Obama. But today, in a time when the word "racist" means "threatening to the interests of the Democratic Party" or "Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton need some more money" about 95% of the time, it's a lot harder to intimidate people into pretending the emperor is wearing a full set of clothes.

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