McCain's tin ear.

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July 7 2008 5:01 AM

McCain's Tin Ear

Happy Fourth of July ... from Mexico!

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We Ignored the Rielle Hunter Scandal and All We Got Was This Lousy Op-Ed! Elizabeth Edwards has a bushelful of chutzpah chastising the mainstream campaign press for its "shallow news coverage" after the mainstream campaign press cut her and her husband** a huge break on one of the great shallow stories of 2008--the mysterious Edwards Campaign Love Child  (see link for claim of an Edwards aide that he is the father of the child, and various other denials).. ...

P.S.: The E.C.L.C. must have been born by now, no? Tips gratefully accepted. ...

P.P.S.: What was so exciting about Joe Biden's health plan (which Mrs. Edwards thinks we should all have been told more about)? Couldn't she have spared a paragraph in her double-length op-ed to explain its unique, cruelly-ignored genius? It doesn't look so exciting to me. She could have steered me right. ... Or, like the MSM, was she worried about boring her readers to death, preferring to talk about process issues?  ...

P.P.P.S.:  Mrs. Edwards also complains that in 1954 the Army McCarthy hearings were televised, "but by only one network." Wasn't one enough?

***--She describes him as "a former senator from the South standing loyally beside his ill wife."  When does chutzpah become heedless Gary-Hart like taunting? ... 10:06 P.M. link

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Ping!--Obama's Cattle Futures: If Hillary had this kind of smarmily conflicted relationship  with a benefactor/constituent, it would be a big deal, no? [But all he did was write a letter--he didn't actually help his former employer get the grant--ed No, an aide did that!  See last two grafs] ... Maybe not Killerspin, but at least ModeratelydisilusioningSpin. ... [Tks. to reader W9:35 P.M.

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Self-Denial Arms Race: So Obama thinks Rev. Wright is a "legitimate political issue"  but McCain thinks making an issue of Wright is  "unacceptable"?  This is getting confusing.... Update--Gotcha! McCain comes to his senses  and notes "Obama himself says it's a legitimate political issue." So will McCain, having received his moral guidance from Obama, now apologize to those North Carolina Republicans for self-righteously preening at their expense? ... 1:24 P.M.

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