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August 17, 2008

Ha, Ha, Ha: Obama's Campaign and the Media (But I Repeat Myself) Claims McCain Cheated

They're claiming John McCain was so well-prepared and forceful in his answers that he must have heard Warren's questions for Obama first, thus giving him a head's up and time to prepare.

While that's not altogether ridiculous, it does seem ridiculous to postulate that John McCain needed to "cheat" to know a question about Osama bin Ladin might be asked:


SEN. JOHN McCAIN (R-AZ): Defeat it. Couple of points. One, if I'm president of the United States, my friends, if I have to follow him to the gates of hell, I will get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice. I will do that and I know how to do it. I will get that done.

(End videotape)

MR. GREGORY: Andrea Mitchell, that's a pretty clear contrast.

MS. ANDREA MITCHELL: Oh, absolutely. And, you know, there was the crisp, immediate, forceful response by John McCain, clearly in a comfort zone because he was with his base. And Barack Obama, taking a risk in going there but seeing an opportunity. And a much more nuanced approach. The Obama people must feel that he didn't do quite as well as they might have wanted to in that context, because that -- what they're putting out privately is that McCain may not have been in the cone of silence and may have had some ability to overhear what the questions were to Obama.


MS. MITCHELL: He seemed so well prepared.

Andrea Mitchell again, note. Andrea Mitchell is claiming that the fact that Mr. Military John McCain had a forceful answer about getting Osama bin Ladin is evidence he must have "cheated" and gotten advance notice that such an obscure, out-of-left-field question would be asked.

And Andrea Mitchell isn't merely repeating the Obama camp's whining, which in itself would be unobjectionable; she's endorsing this "interesting theory," and attempting to show it as something other than ludicrous, by emphasizing McCain "seemed so well-prepared."

For a question about Osama bin Ladin. Did I mention that?

And how about this for additional evidence of skullduggery?

Barack Obama Fails to Shine Alongside John McCain


As a regular church-goer comfortable talking about his faith, Mr Obama is ostensibly better placed than most recent Democratic candidates to win over evangelicals.

But his support of abortion, a non-negotiable issue for many conservative Christians, remains a considerable obstacle, and he drew disapproving noises from the 2,800 audience at Saddleback in Lake Forest, California when he gave an evasive response to the question of when human rights begin for a baby.

"Whether you are looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade," said Mr Obama.

Mr McCain, who has always been against abortion, in contrast gave a swift response: "At the moment of conception", drawing a loud round of applause.

I can't wait to hear Andrea Mitchell suggest that McCain obviously must have been listening in to Obama's interview -- after all, how would he have possibly known a question about abortion and the moment of conception would come up at an evangelical leader's faith-based joint appearance?

You know who really has to worry about Obama stealing their precious supply of White Women? Andrea Mitchell's husband, Alan Greenspan.

For my money, I'm actually pleased John McCain answered these questions so crisply, forcefully, and, um, well-prepardishly. I don't think he was eavesdropping, so this leaves only one other possibility -- He must be a psychic.

And you want your Commander in Chief to be a Scanner.*

Via Hot Air.

Was Obama Cheating? To hear CNN's spinmeisters tell the tale, Obama had a hell of a night. His evasive, rambling, insensible answers were "thoughtful" in their expert estimation.

So -- it seems, per CNN, Obama must have been cheating to consistently offer up such "thoughtful" meanderings and nonsensities. How else could Captain Bullshit have been so "well-prepared" with such rhetorical Cool-Whip?

I wonder if we'll hear Andrea Mitchell suggesting that possibility.

* They're remaking Scanners for a 2009 release -- too late to help McCain, by advertising his amazing mindpowers.

I question the timing.

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