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Video: John McCain Quotes Chairman Mao

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SixDegrees10/16/2009 12:25:20 pm PDT

re: #49 Charles

Try reading what I wrote above.

Your own selective bolding, however, also fails to cover the actual intent of the sentence:

“…the third lesson and tip actually comes from two of my favorite political philosophers, Mao Tse Tung and Mother Teresa, not often coupled with each other, but the two people that I turn to most to basically deliver a simple point which is you’re going to make choices, you’re going to challenge, you’re going to say why not.”

You left out the portion I’ve bolded, which is the subject of the sentence; these are the examples she reaches for when trying to make the following particular point.

I’m not seeing much of a problem with these quotes. They support the point she is trying to make. Personally, I would have reached for similar statements by any number of other politicians - Teddy Roosevelt leaps to mind as a treasure trove of such utterances - but at the end of the day, she’s not saying anything like “Let Communism reign! All hail Mao Tse Tung and the glorious Communist revolution!” Far from it.

What is it she’s supposed to do in her present post, anyway? The history of selecting candidates for these positions is less than stellar so far. I’d guess that there’s some actual examples of incompetence or inability to draw on, rather than resort to this Bircheresque appeal to a fear of communists beneath every bed.