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McCain Threatre: He agrees with Obama, but doesn't want to admit it

There was something that has been rattling around in the back of my head since the debate... McCain said about Obama:

We've got to get the support of the people of -- of Pakistan. He said that he would launch military strikes into Pakistan.

Now, you don't do that. You don't say that out loud. If you have to do things, you have to do things, and you work with the Pakistani government.

This was the part that has been rattling around...

McCain loves his rhetoric about chasing Osama bin Laden to the Gates of Hell.... but it's all just bluster. All the good money says that Osama bin Laden is hiding in the FATAs on the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Even while Sarah Palin is saying essentially the same thing Obama is...

Question: So, do we cross the border from Afghanistan to Pakistan you think?"

Sarah Palin: If that's what we have to do to stop the terrorists from coming in any further, absolutely we should.

The above clip has the video of the Palin question and response as well as McCain's response to it... which is again, utterly ludicrous... essentially it was "I agree with her, but I can't say that out loud." McCain says (emphasis mine):

McCain: She shares my view that we will do whatever is necessary, but the problem is you don't announce it. You don't say to the Pakistanis "We're coming in unilaterally" and carry out operations. Teddy Roosevelt. Speak softly and carry a big stick. She shares my view on that. That's just fundamentals of knowledge and maturity and judgement.

Stephanopoulos: But she just said right there that we should go in.

McCain: She was in a conversation with some young man or whoever it was, she understands and has stated repeatedly that we're not going to do anything except in America's National Security interest and we are not going to "announce" it ahead of time. That is the important of it. Is that you do what you have to do working with these countries but to announce that you are going to attack another country is not a mature way to address the issue.

Ok, so McCain's position isn't the important part... the important part is that We Do Not Talk about Fight Club. McCain has said he would chase Osama bin Laden to the Gates of Hell and Palin says they'll do whatever it takes to the terrorists. Obama says that if we have Osama bin Laden or other important Al Qaeda leaders in our sights and Pakistan is unable or unwilling to act, then we'll act and take the shot. What's the difference? None, really. The only difference is that McCain is saying "SSSH! Don't say anything!" while he's running toward the Gates of Hell.

It's one thing to have a position on the subject, it's quite another to have the audacity to tell the voters! Insanity!

One last bit... Stephanopoulos continued:

Stephanopoulos: So she shouldn't have done it?

McCain: She did fine! She did just fine! This business of, in all due respect, people going around and — with sticking a microphone while conversations are being held, and then all of a sudden that's — that's a person’s position, this is a free country, but I don’t think most Americans think that that’s a definitive policy statement made by Governor Palin. And I would hope you wouldn't, either.

Yeah, seriously. You can't really listen to something she told some random voter. That's silly.

Ok, how can we spin this even more? "Gotcha journalism!" Obviously it wasn't a fair question! You can't listen to what she actually said because it was just *sounding of trumpets* "Gotcha journalism!"

Two things... when Couric asks Palin if she's sorry she made the comment, McCain steps in and won't let her speak. Couric was visibly upset that McCain interfered with the question and smacked McCain back:
It wasn't a "gotcha" she was talking to a voter.

Secondly... Is this really a brand new stance? Are we just supposed to ignore it because it was said to a voter at a restaurant? How about when she said it during the interview with Charlie Gibson? Starts around 3:00 into the video.

As I've said, the views of everyone involved are pretty similar. I think Obama is the most focused of the group, specifically stating the targets he's talking about, but they are all basically on the same page.... so why are McCain and Palin going back and forth and freaking out?

I think it's because they depend on the myth that Democrats are pussies... they aren't sure how to react. It's so confusing because they are for the thing, but are against the thing, we never said that even though we said it yesterday, I'm ok with that but just don't tell anyone....

It makes my head spin. So much theatre.

The election is steadily slipping away from them. If they put as much energy into seriously helping the country as they do in repeating talking points about Country First... maybe they'd have a better chance.

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