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OK I just don’t get it. I saw a story on MSNBC last night that I was POSITIVE would be splashed on the front page of the New York Times this morning. That story being that Pastor John Hagee, who John McCain was only too happy to accept an endorsement from, has been found to have stated in a sermon that Adolf Hitler was sent by God to kill the Jews and force them to create the state of Israel.

I admit I didn’t think the fallout about Hagee’s sickening remark about a Gay Pride parade calling down the wrath of the Lord on New Orleans with Hurricane Katrina would come to much, and it hasn’t. And of course, he also called the Catholic Church ‘the whore of Babylon’ and apparently apologized to the Church about this recently.

But what am I missing here? Why does Obama get raked across the coals for Rev. Wright’s outlandish comments, and John McCain continually take a pass on his relationship with Hagee? Much more detail on this recent flap (although no one seems to be flapping except MSNBC) can be found here, including meticulous detail on Hagee’s other insane comments.

Seriously - how come this is not on the front page of the New York Times? I’ll tell you what IS on the front page of the New York Times: Many Florida Jews Express Doubts on Obama. Yes, far more important to talk about the racism of Florida Jews who just can’t see past Obama’s skin color. The article goes into great detail about the misconceptions held by elderly Jews in the Sunshine State: that Obama is an Arab, he is part of Chicago’s Palestinian community, Al Quaeda is backing him, and that Rev. Wright is his children’s godfather.

Yes, far far more important to talk about this story on the front page of the newspaper of record rather than discuss an extremely controversial statement that God was in cahoots with Adolf Hitler to wipe out the Jewish population of Europe, made by John McCain supporter Pastor John Hagee.

And with that I give you good day.


POSTSCRIPT: I learned last night that McCain has now renounced the endorsement of John Hagee. Of course he threw in a dig about Obama and Rev. Wright into his official statement: ” . . . let me also be clear, Reverend Hagee was not and is not my pastor or spiritual advisor, and I did not attend his church for twenty years.”

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