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May 22, 2008

McCain Rejects And Denounces Rev. Hagee

Kind of inevitable after the whole "Hitler was a hunter" thing.

And making lemonade out lemons, McCain uses his statement to remind people about Obma and Wright.

Obviously, I find these remarks and others deeply offensive and indefensible, and I repudiate them. I did not know of them before Reverend Hagee's endorsement, and I feel I must reject his endorsement as well. I have said I do not believe Sen. Obama shares Reverend Wright's extreme views. But let me also be clear, Reverend Hagee was not and is not my pastor or spiritual adviser, and I did not attend his church for twenty years. I have denounced statements he made immediately upon learning of them, as I do again today

Is Hagee really a big deal in evangelical circles? Personally, I wouldn't recognize the guy if I ran him over on the street but as a lapsed Papist I am not in the demo he was supposed to help with. More importantly (or frighteningly), does this make it more necessary or likely for McCain to put Huckabee on the ticket?


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