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McCain in the Mud
By Richard Cohen
Tuesday, May 13, 2008; Page A15
In 2000, I boarded John McCain’s campaign bus, the Straight Talk Express, and, in a metaphorical sense, never got off. Here, truly, was something new under the political sun — a politician who bristled with integrity and seemed to have nothing to hide. I continue to admire McCain for those and other reasons, but the bus I once rode has gone wobbly. Recently, it veered into the mud.
I have in mind McCain’s charge that Barack Obama is the favored presidential candidate of Hamas. The citation for this remark is the statement of Ahmed Yousef, a Hamas political adviser, who said, “We like Mr. Obama, and we hope that he will win the election.” Yousef likened Obama to John F. Kennedy and said that Obama “has a vision to change America” and with it the world. Yousef apparently got so carried away that he forgot that Obama has repeatedly called Hamas a “terrorist organization.”
McCain seems to have forgotten that, too. His campaign has sent out an e-mail showing how guilt by association really works. “Barack Obama’s foreign policy plans have even won him praise from Hamas leaders,” it said. The message went on to claim that Obama’s foreign policy positions have earned him “kind words” from Hamas.
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