Video: John McCain Quotes Chairman Mao

Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus10/16/2009 12:13:28 pm PDT

re: #40 Ben Hur

“…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.

I bolded a different portion of the speech, which puts the emphasis on why she picked the two people she did! Note that she didn’t say “to guide my ethics on how to treat people” or “to design my grand strategy for government takeover of your life”, etc.

Rather, she is clear that she picked two people who were effective in simplifying what to many people would be a complex question.