Video: John McCain Quotes Chairman Mao

Ben Hur10/16/2009 12:06:59 pm PDT

re: #13 Honorary Yooper

Common quote, existed even before Mao. What were the ones Ms. Dunn used? If they were similar, it’s much ado about nothing. If they were far more extensive, then that’s different.

“…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’re going to figure out how to do things that have never been done before. But here’s the deal, these are your choices, they are no one else’s. In 1947, when Mao Tse Tung was being challenged within his own party on his plan to basically take China over Chiang Kai-Shek and the nationalist Chinese held the cities, they had the army, they had the airforce, they had everything on their side and people said how can you win, how can you do this, how can you do this against all of the odds against you, and Mao Tes Tung said you fight your war and I’ll fight mine…”

For context.

The bolded is causing the stir.