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Pot, Kettle, rag on young people:
they could learn a thing or two about tolerance and respect from the students of Liberty University ... they listened to him attentively and respectfully, as one American to another, divided in some respects, united in much more important ones.
Then, same guy - McCain's top aide coicidentally - a mere paragraph later:
The only person you have succeeded in making look like an idiot is yourself. ... Should you grow up and ever get down to the hard business of making a living and finding a purpose for your lives beyond self-indulgence some of you might then know a happiness far more sublime than the fleeting pleasure of living in an echo chamber.
She was actually really polite, if you haven't read it yet. Too polite: I'm with the kids in the crowd, offended at the use of university graduation ceremonies as a platform for canned speeches pandering to the rest of the nation as part of a publicity stunt. Either way, McCain couldn't handle a few simple questions from a piano major, and he wants to be president?
Says something about the Washington Press Corps, I guess.
From the other given campaign trail we somehow missed this, but in the interests of equal time:
After telling an audience that young people today "think work is a four-letter word," Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said she apologized to her daughter.
"I said, 'I'm sorry, I didn't mean to convey the impression that you don't work hard,'" Clinton [weasled] Sunday in a commencement address at Long Island University.
"W-O-R-K". One... two... three.... four. I can count that high on account of having at least that many toes.
update: hypocrasy is golden, and jon schwarz discusses "generosity and the goodness". My schwarz is not as big.
:: posted by buermann @ 2006-05-22 16:45:41 CST |