Sunday, March 9, 2008

I wish it was surprising

First Karl Rove used John McCain's adopted Bangladeshi daughter, Bridget, against him in the infamous push-polling campaign to discredit McCain in South Carolina during the 2000 presidential race. Now Rove and his political machine are using Bridget again, this time to emphasize McCain's role as a deeply compassionate man.

Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not criticizing McCain for adopting a baby, whether from Bangladesh or anywhere else for that matter. Far from it, since as far as I know the McCain's saved her life when they adopted her. I'm just appalled by the gall of Rove, expecting us to swallow his story-switching like a bunch of Orwellian proles.

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