Sunday, September 7, 2008

Another Slip of the Tongue From Obama

Another Slip of the Tongue From Obama

Apparently, some people are using just one little excerpt of Obama referring to "my Muslim faith." Fortunately, there was a reporter there to correct him. From the September 7, 2008 Washington Times:

OBAMA: Now, well, look. Listen. You and I both know that the minute that Governor Palin was forced to talk about her daughter, I immediately said that's off limits. And...
STEPHANOPOULOS: But John McCain said the same thing about questioning your faith.
OBAMA: And what was the first thing the McCain's campaign went out and did? They said, look, these liberal blogs that support Obama are out there attacking Governor Palin.
Let's not play games. What I was suggesting -- you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith. And you're absolutely right that that has not come...
STEPHANOPOULOS: Christian faith.
OBAMA: ... my Christian faith. Well, what I'm saying is that he hasn't suggested...

You could almost wonder: was this just a slip of the tongue? We often find ourselves using certain phrases so often that we don't think about them before we use them. Just to put the best Manchurian Candidate paranoid spin on it--is "my Muslim faith" a phrase that Obama uses often in private, and it just "slipped out"? Probably not. But aren't you glad that there are reporters present to help him through these embarrassing slips? It's unfortunate President Bush hasn't had the advantage of a sympathetic press corps to help him through his Bushisms.

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