Here are some of the ways John McCain is making news.
It should be noted that McCain explicitly sought Hagee’s endorsement. Add this to the other Hagee beliefs such as the Roman Catholic Church is the Whore of Babylon spoken of in the book of Revelations and that God sent hurricane Katrina to stop an gay-pride parade that was supposedly set to get out-of-hand. In case you don’t know this already, dispensationalists are wacky and dangerous.
The second point is that the McCain campaign is trying to reward commenters who push John McCain talking points on blogs. The three featured blogs that they currently have targeted are:
- Red State
- Jeff Emanuel
- Daily Kos
I couldn’t find any direct reference on the sites in reference to the news that they have been targeted. I guess they call it a noise machine for a reason.
The third is more of an around-this-date-in-history type of item. Two years ago, John McCain went on a university commencement speaking tour. He spoke at three “universities.”
- Liberty “University”
- Columbia University
- The New School – A University
The New School was the last stop and apparently the most protested. Jean Sara Rohe gave a stirring speech trashing McCain’s before he had a chance to repeat it. The immaculate Amy Goodman covered the story for Democracy Now!
Here is a summary in the New York Times. The row Ms. Goodman mentions is still available on Huffington Post.
The fourth item is that the EFF is reporting that John McCain wouldn’t give Telecos Immunity if he were president. This is in direct contradiction to his voting record on this issue. He voted in favor of the bill that would grant the telecoms retroactive immunity and already voted against an amendment to strike telecom immunity from that bill (h/t yutt). Given McCain’s close ties with lobbyists, Republican ideology, and already proven track-record of supporting telecom immunity with his votes and actions, I don’t really think we should give him the chance to demonstrate that this was just another one of his many campaign lies or flip-flops.