Monday, May 05, 2008
A McCain supporter
May 6 — In less than 24 hours since I posted the Youtube video it is "no longer available." Amazing when you consider that it's been around since January 1. Fortunately the video is also available at Metacafe.com.
Frank Rich says most of what needs to be said—
Mr. Hagee is not a fringe kook but the pastor of a Texas megachurch. On Feb. 27, he stood with John McCain and endorsed him over the religious conservatives’ favorite, Mike Huckabee, who was then still in the race.
Are we really to believe that neither Mr. McCain nor his camp knew anything then about Mr. Hagee’s views? This particular YouTube video — far from the only one — was posted on Jan. 1, nearly two months before the Hagee-McCain press conference. Mr. Hagee appears on multiple religious networks, including twice daily on the largest, Trinity Broadcasting, which reaches 75 million homes. Any 12-year-old with a laptop could have vetted this preacher in 30 seconds, tops.
Hagee has a much bigger audience than the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. But of course for McCain that's the point.