Saturday, October 11, 2008

politics

Haven't had much on the election in here. But this one thing has been bugging me.

Newsweek (and others, but this excerpt is from Newsweek) describes a recent McCain rally:

At a town-hall event Friday in Minnesota, McCain took the microphone from a woman who said Obama is an Arab. McCain said, "No, ma'am," and he called Obama "a decent, family man."

I understand that McCain is trying to temper the comments of his supporters, but rather than simply denying that Obama is an Arab he makes the argument that he's a decent family man, as if that's the opposite of being Arab. Arabs certainly can be decent family men!

Jeez.

2 comments:

Jason Mittell said...

I thought the same thing. He could have said "Christian" or "American" to distinguish, but didn't...

Greg said...

The Daily Show speaks to this.
http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/index.jhtml?episodeId=188327