by Sharon Soon | September 8, 2008 5:58 pm
Barack Obama during an interview with George Stephanopoulos:
Let’s not play games. I was suggesting – you’re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith.
I’m of course not suggesting that Obama actually meant that he’s a Muslim, or that his statement was anything other than a misleading choice of words, but we all know how the media would be reacting if someone else – say, President Bush – were to have said this. Just imagine the front-page headlines and features on late night television.
Remember when politics was simply about politics and not smearing one’s opponent with pettiness and lies? …I don’t.
In this particular case, I don’t think this so-called “gaffe” is even worth mentioning at all, other than to point out the unabashed bias in the media of what is labeled a scandal, blunder, etc. If Obama’s “error” isn’t newsworthy, neither are the majority of supposed gaffes by politicians constantly hounded by reporters just waiting to pounce.
Fortunately for Obama, conservatives tend to be far less vindictive; he’ll slide past this statement just fine.
Because, you know, Christians are constantly mistakenly referring to their “Muslim faith.”
Oops, I couldn’t resist.
Cross-posted at Conservatives with Attitude!
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