McCain Cheats During "Christian" Debates
(cross-posted at JackandJillPolitics)
So says the New York Times, via the Christian Science Monitor. Pay attention to the following:
Seems that when John McCain was supposed to be in a soundproof vault Saturday night or as Saddleback church pastor Rick Warren put it, a “cone of silence,” he was actually in his motorcade.
The deal going in to the high-profile first meeting of the two candidates was that while Barack Obama was being questioned by the best-selling author, John McCain would be in a disclosed - but soundproof - location in the building unable to hear the exchange between the two.
Not so. Yesterday on CNN, Warren confirmed that McCain was not in the building when the forum began. So how do we know if McCain listened or watched any of the discussion beforehand?
Warren told CNN Sunday evening, “we flat out asked him” if he heard any of the questions. The McCain campaign “confirmed that McCain did not hear or see any of the broadcast” in the motorcade or after he arrived.
FiveThirtyEight.com lays the foundation for what they say is factual.
If McCain was in the motorcade, then there would be absolutely nothing, other than his honor, that would prevent him from hearing Obama’s questions. However, it is probably impossible to verify whether McCain had in fact heard any of the questions. The only people who could say for sure were the people in the motorcade with John McCain.
What we can possibly verify is whether the McCain people had violated an implied or expressed promise to have arrived at the venue by the time that Barack Obama’s interview began. Warren implied to a national audience that McCain was in a quarantined area at the time Obama’s interview began, but in fact McCain was not.
McCain’s Honor? Get the Hell out of Here with that one. What this smells like is an appearing-to-be-partial mega-pastor sitting up his boy (McCain) and attempting at the highest level, on a national stage, to sandbag Obama, and say they didn’t.
If it weren’t true, why is the McCain camp squealing like stuck pigs?
“The insinuation from the Obama campaign that John McCain, a former prisoner of war, cheated is outrageous,” Ms. Wallace said.
Yeah, right. Your boy has to cheat in a debate, just like Gee Shrubya did back in 2004. Remember this?:
Gee Shrubya had to be fed the answers, and McCain’s absence from Saddleback Church gave him the opportunity to be fed the questions beforehand, like allowing him to cheat on an examination. An advantage Obama didn’t have, and is now being made to look like he didn’t do well on the debate, so it’s his people that are putting out the “McCain cheated” meme.
You can get the hell out of here with that one, too, Andrea Mitchell. You and Cokie Roberts (Hawaii as a foreign country) have really shown your drawers on this one, and can’t seem to stop. Whatever I might think about Obama’s platform, that brotha has played by the rules, because he knows harpies like you in the media would do your level best to spin and twist bullshyt for your gain.
The theft of the 2008 election has already started, and its looking like The Purpose-Driven Minister is complicit in its theft and makes him no better than his peers, Jim Dobson and Rod Parsley. It also means they don’t really want McCain, but he’s the only train leaving the station and they don’t want to be left behind.
However, when you want to steal in the name of Jesus, I’m getting out of your way because I don’t want to be in the vicinity when God takes aim with that lightening bolt.