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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

McCain's Incendiary Supporter! Fire and Brimstone for Texans?

San Antonio televangelist John Hagee has endorsed Republican presidential hopeful John McCain. Kiss of death or votewinning genius? Hagee seems to me a prize nutter, who in recent years has denounced many a group he doesn't fancy. These include, but are not limited to, Catholics, homosexuals, Muslims and Harry Potter-author J.K. Rowling. He has suggested that Hurricane Katrina was God's wrath for the city's "gay parade" and he has called the Roman Catholic Church a "false cult system." Nice support if you can get it.

If a contender for the Presidency thinks this sort of rabble-rousing babble merchant is a suitable supplicant, then I do hope those voting today will stop and think. The message from McCain - Don't bother with the votes of Catholics, gays, Muslims or the legions of Harry Potter fans!

Clare Hoffman of WashingtonPost.com has a good piece on all this.


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