Sunday, June 08, 2008

McCain confused about what he said in Kenner 

Tuesday night, after confusing New Orleans with Kenner, Senator John McCain began his speech by noting that the "media often overlooked how compassionately [Hillary Clinton] spoke to the concerns and dreams of millions of Americans".

But when reporters asked him about this statement a few days later, McCain denied making it:

I did not [say that]-- that was in prepared remarks, and I did not [say it]-- I’m not in the business of commenting on the press and their coverage or not coverage... My supporters and friends can comment all they want about the press coverage, and that’s their right. They’re American citizens. I will not because I believe it’s not a profitable enterprise for me to do so.

Video proves otherwise (45 seconds in).

Is McCain aware of the things he reads? Does he even review prepared remarks before reading them to a national audience? If so, then why this bizarre denial?



6 comments DiggIt!


varg owes you a bivalve poboy.

if i were you i would be posting three times a day this week just to drive home the point.

are you going to do a take on what happened at bellmont?

By Blogger GENTILLY YARD ART, at 11:10 PM  

Nah. No one seems to know what really "happened". The horse just didn't seem to have it that day.

I'm not sorry to see Dutrow get a comeuppance, though.

By Blogger oyster, at 11:29 PM  

my take is i trust the jockey.

one of the few louisiana trades i respect.

cooks and writers are also in that catagory.

after what happened in the derby i think he made the right call.

By Blogger GENTILLY YARD ART, at 11:39 PM  

also bartenders and farmers and shirmpers and oystermen and raconters

By Blogger GENTILLY YARD ART, at 11:42 PM  

Why would he deny saying something nice?

The Repubs loved Reagan so much they went out of their way to nominate someone else with dementia.

By Blogger E.J., at 9:21 AM  

Latest: He's denied all the denials.

By Blogger Cade, at 9:55 AM