Monday, May 5, 2008

The Straight Talk Express

For the last couple of weeks, the media has harped on Rev. Jeremiah Wright and his more colorful statements. The Republicans and the Clintonistas are attacking Barack Obama for what his pastor said. Rev. Wright, whether you agree with him or not, is not running for office. He has the right to say anything he wants to say. The idea that Barack Obama is somehow responsible is really a stretch. Are you responsible for everything your pastor says and does? Do you really believe that the 14,000 members of Ted Haggard's congregation were responsible for his meetings with a gay prostitute?
How about holding the candidates responsible for what comes out of their own mouths? I'm much more interested in what they say than in what their pastors say.
For instance, did Hillary really come under sniper fire in Bosnia? Of course not. But the lady who wants to answer the phone at 3 AM claims that she had a faulty memory. She remembered ducking and running from gunfire that never happened. Now that concerns me.
How about John McCain's flip-flops? Which McCain do you believe? The media loves the Jeremiah Wright story and will keep it going as long as they can. In the meantime, whoever you decide to believe, look at the record and listen to the candidates themselves.

2 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

That's an excellent video and an excellent example of how the blinders that the media wear keep them from seeing and showing us the real John McCain.

Jim said...

Mimi - Dan Abrams, on his show Verdict with Dan Abrams, has a segment he titles 'Teflon John' in which he covers such things. Other than that, the media loves to treat him as a cranky old grandpa.