Tuesday, October 23, 2007

McCain: "I'd Shoot Osama":

"OK, Maybe I Wouldn't"


by Mondoreb & Little Baby Ginn

Presidential candidate John McCain wouldn't be mistaken for Dog, the Bounty Hunter, but he sounded a bit like him today in New Hampshire.
Republican presidential candidate John McCain told workers of small weapons factory that he not only wants to catch Osama Bin Laden if elected, but said he "will shoot him with your products".

"I will follow Osama Bin Laden to the gates of hell and I will shoot him with your products," McCain said.

After making the stirring soundbite, McCain then issued a statement making listeners think his next stop was breakfast at the Waffle House.
McCain told reporters afterward he was joking when he made the comment at Thompson Center Arms in Rochester.

"I certainly didn't mean I would actually shoot him. I am certainly angry at him, but I was only speaking in a way that was trying to emphasize my point," McCain said. "I would not shoot him myself."
McCain later made a stab at a clarification and backtracked. Daily Pundit, on the other hand, issued no clarification:
I, for instance, don’t need to be elected to anything to want to put a slug through Islamabama’s murderous skull, nor do I need that slug to be from any particular “weapon’s factory.”

Why is it that presidential candidates have this urge, this tender feeling, about not offending anyone? Even if the offended person is a terrorist mastermind holed up in a cave somewhere in Pakistan? Or his apologists and well-wishers?

Sign at the next McCain rally: "Fight the Reflex, John!"


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