Monday, May 12, 2008

Bush bails out McCain

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Bush bails out McCain,
but at what cost?

Tommy Wright
Issue date: 5/12/08 Section: Opinion
Tommy Wright

President Bush has come to the rescue of Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign. After both major parties seemed content with leaving the Federal Election Commission powerless, the Bush Administration has decided to take action.

The Federal Election Commission is normally made up of six members, but it currently only has two. On the commission's Web site, it states that no more than three of the six commissioners can be members of the same political party. And to take action, the commission needs at least four votes from its members......

"When John McCain made this comment that we went to Iraq for oil, and the media gave him a complete pass..And I thought, well, clearly the media are still in love with a John McCain who did not vote for George Bush in 2000 and was an independent, a maverick, somebody who many of us had fallen in love with in the media. And so, the unmasking of John McCain has to begin immediately, because otherwise we have this huge disconnect, which is 28 percent of Americans approve of George Bush, but 48 percent of Americans say they will vote for John McCain. So it's going to take a lot of work to educate that 20 percent about John McCain."

Sen. John McCain got the support of Texas pastor John Hagee, an evangelical Christian who has made support for the state of Israel a centerpiece of his ministry.Hagee endorsed McCain ,saying he did so because McCain is a pro-life, pro-Israel politician who has pledged to secure the country's borders There's a rabidly Zionist bunch of Christians in the U.S. which is also adamantly opposed to Iran getting the bomb, in case it might attack Israel.John Hagee is very liberal with his ministry's money when it comes to Israel. A Religious News Service report stated that Hagee raised over $1 million to help Soviet Jews resettle in Israel. He believes that Jews already have a covenant with God and a relationship to God and do not need to come to the cross. This certainly is a shocking statement in the light of Jesus words that no man comes to the Father but through me (John 14:6).
Ted Rudow III,MA
Class of 1996

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