Friday, February 29, 2008
While I find all this “renounce” and “reject” stuff a bit silly, as long as we’re playing that game, what is good for the goose should be good for the gander. With that in mind, I want to give credit to Bill Donohue for calling on John McCain to renounce the support of the anti-Catholic, anti-Semitic John Hagee.
Here's McCain's response to all of this. Pretty weak tea compared to what Russert demanded from Obama the other night:
"Yesterday, Pastor John Hagee endorsed my candidacy for president in San Antonio, Texas. However, in no way did I intend for his endorsement to suggest that I in turn agree with all of Pastor Hagee's views, which I obviously do not.
"I am hopeful that Catholics, Protestants and all people of faith who share my vision for the future of America will respond to our message of defending innocent life, traditional marriage, and compassion for the most vulnerable in our society."
UPDATE: Kudos also to Bainbridge for his discussion of this issue. He calls it "even worse than McCain’s about face on Bob Jones University. It’s extremely disappointing."