We’ve witnessed the media firestorm over how what a pastor says can be tied to a presidential candidate as if there was a direct connection from the mind of the candidate to the mouth of the pastor.
Barack Obama took a big hit over the remarks of his pastor, and even after several clarifications he still gets painted with the remarks of Reverend Wright.
Well, John McCain has had his pastor problem for about the same period of time, and the Corporate Media has given him a pass each time it is brought up.
The Reverend John Hagee,the Evangelical pastorthat McCain went out of his way to secure a political endorsement from, once called the Catholic Church “the Great Whore” and said that Hurricane Katrina was the result of God’s wrath over a gay pride parade scheduled to be held the day of the hurricane.
Last week, Hagee apologized for his smear against the Great Whore Catholic Church, and Bill Donahue of the Catholic League absolves him and will work with the Reverend to attack Obama for his position on some abortions (“infantcide”).Donahue announced after accepting the apology, that “this monkey is off McCain’s back,” but voters will have to decide if Obama’s refuting of Wright was enough. With video.
Maybe because there wasn’t anyone around from the LBGT community to accept an apology I am sure Hagee had for for smearing gays. I am sure that is the reason we never heard of that apology.
Nonetheless, McCain never backed down from the endorsement he was “proud to have”.
Until today, when an audio recording surfaced in which Hagee said “God sent Adolf Hitler to help Jews reach the promised land.”
John McCain was forced to come forward and reject the pastor’s endorsement that he had gone out of his way to get:
“Obviously, I find these remarks and others deeply offensive and indefensible, and I repudiate them. I did not know of them before Reverend (John) Hagee’s endorsement, and I feel I must reject his endorsement as well,” the presidential candidate said in a statement issued Thursday.
Grampy McBush probably never heard of Google before, because there are thousands of references that this crazy bastard has said. Of course this was probably the first time he touch the third rail and mentioned Joooos in such a way, and it was the one thing McBush couldn’t excuse him for.
But how much do you wanna bet that this little “Pastor Problem” will quickly fade off of the Corporate Media focus?
Personally, it should. Just as the Pastor Wright smear should have gone away.