VA GOP Chair Tells Troops To Compare Obama To Osama
If John McCain has decided to go out with a modicum of decency, the troops on the ground haven’t received the message. Virginia GOP Chairman Jeff Frederick gave instructions to 30 door-to-door canvassers, as Time‘s Karen Tumulty reports:
He climbed atop a folding chair to give 30 campaign volunteers who were about to go canvassing door to door their talking points – for instance, the connection between Barack Obama and Osama bin Laden: “Both have friends that bombed the Pentagon,” he said. “That is scary.” It is also not exactly true – though that distorted reference to Obama’s controversial association with William Ayers, a former 60s radical, was enough to get the volunteers stoked. “And he won’t salute the flag,” one woman added, repeating another myth about Obama. She was quickly topped by a man who called out, “We don’t even know where Senator Obama was really born.” Actually, we do; it’s Hawaii.
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