Video: John McCain Quotes Chairman Mao

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re: #236 doubter4444

I agree for the most part.
I think it’s a mistake to say Mao was is a “favorite”, for sure, but, at the risk of being over “justificational” (which I detest in others, such as those who turn into pretzels to aid RSM or Rush, or whoever), I did read this as a one time thing… that her favorite quote in this situation, to claim your own way of doing something, was this from Mao, and the juxtaposition to Mama T, so it does not bug me.
Had she just prefaced her comments with the usual disclaimer (the words, not the acts, etc.), it would have been better, for sure.
I think Sharmuta is on it though, as it again looks like the Right is up in arms (again) over something pretty esoteric, and it all just blends with the other up in arms to the point where no one cares.

I think the woman is an idiot for not looking for and selecting examples from US history for a commencement speech to US high school students. And from the clip I saw, she does not appear to be a particularly good speaker, at least for motivational-type speeches, so the school made a bad choice in asking her to speak.

But the rest is much ado about not much.