Friday, October 17, 2008

More on the McCain/Palin Social Base

This is from Sherrill2 who posted this a few minutes ago at USA Today's website, commenting on McCain's appearance on David Letterman yesterday:

So we're supposed to be tied in knots over Barack Obama meeting William Ayers at a luncheon meeting about school reform. Despite hysteria from the Palin-McCain campaign, Williams Ayers has no felony convictions--none. Since the McCain campaign has raised the issue of relationships to terrorists, why does John Sidney McCain pal around with people like G. Gordon Liddy ?

Who is G. Gordon Liddy? Commenting on the good old days of listening to Hitler on the radio when he was growing up Liddy says, "It made me feel a strength inside I had never known before." In [the] 1970s, Liddy made plans to kill journalist Jack Anderson. He also plotted to firebomb the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. For his role in Watergate. Liddy was convicted of conspiracy, burglary and illegal wiretapping, and received a 20-year sentence. He served a total of five and half years in prison, including over 100 days in solitary confinement.

What does this have to do with McCain? McCain went on Liddy's radio show last year, greeting Liddy as "an old friend." McCain went on to say, "I'm proud of you, I'm proud of your family." Why does John McCain hang out with a convicted felon who went to prison for subverting democracy by breaking into Democratic election headquarters at the behest of a president who was forced to resign? In light of McCain's recent attempts to subvert democracy by attempting to suppress the vote, connect the dots.

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