Video: John McCain Quotes Chairman Mao

medaura1858610/16/2009 12:27:43 pm PDT
One death is a tragedy; a million is a statistic. —-Joseph Stalin…

I’ve always found that an intelligent quote. It may have bearing on a discussion, and I may reproduce it. Does it make me a Stalinist? Hardly…

But if, on the other hand, I proclaimed that Joseph Stalin was one of my top two favorite political philosopher, “one of the people I turn to most,” don’t you think that would be a much more revealing and problematic statement?

This is the video clip of what Anita Dunn said (I know, it comes from Glenn Beck — but he didn’t put the words in her mouth, he is merely reproducing them, someone had to press the “record” button).

She is not merely quoting Mao; she is praising him, and declaring him one of her favorite political philosophers. She invites us to learn from his experience in taking control of China. And her remarks to this effect were not from “a few years ago,” but rather from June of this year. And for any White House official to hold Mao as her favorite political philosopher, whom she turns to the most, is simply nauseating in my book.