Quote of the Day – 9.28.08

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QUOTE OF THE DAY….From John McCain, responding to the fact that Sarah Palin repudiated his Pakistan policy in a conversation at Tony Luke’s cheesesteak shop in South Philly yesterday:

“In all due respect, people going around and… sticking a microphone while conversations are being held, and then all of a sudden that’s — that’s a person’s position… This is a free country, but I don’t think most Americans think that that’s a definitve policy statement made by Governor Palin.”

Got that? It’s unfair for someone to “stick a microphone” in the face of a vice presidential candidate during a campaign appearance and then take her words seriously. This is no longer even low farce. It’s more like we’re all in the middle of a bad vaudeville skit.

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