Sunday, March 16, 2008

Principled Straight-Talking Pandering Flip-Flopping From The Saint

Last we heard from John McCain he was denouncing John Hagee's anti-Catholic statements while holding on to his endorsement. But now McCain seems to be having second thoughts. Today McCain went on Hugh Hewitt's Bill Bennett's show and explained that while he would condemn Hagee's anti-Catholic remarks if they were actually anti-Catholic that he's not actually sure they were anti-Catholic. He now points out that Hagee says the remarks were taken out of context and that he'd appreciate if Hagee can be allowed to explain his remarks.
"Well, obviously I repudiate any comments that are anti-Semitic or anti-Catholic, racist, any other. And I condemn them and I condemn those words that Pastor Hagee apparently — that Pastor Hagee wrote. I will say that he said that his words were taken out of context, he defends his position. I hope that maybe you'd give him a chance to respond."
He also went on to say that we shouldn't be so quick to judge Hagee because he's a big supporter of Israel and also supports an indefinite occupation of Iraq.