13 October 2008

Un-American and Beyond Vile, Part 5

Karen Tumulty, reporting from Virginia:
With so much at stake [and Obama leading in Virginia by a wide margin], and time running short, [Virginia Republican Party Chairman Jeffrey M. Frederick] did not feel he had the luxury of subtlety. He climbed atop a folding chair to give 30 campaign volunteers who were about to go canvassing door to door their talking points -- for instance, the connection between Barack Obama and Osama bin Laden: "Both have friends that bombed the Pentagon," he said. "That is scary." It is also not exactly true -- though that distorted reference to Obama's controversial association with William Ayers, a former 60s radical, was enough to get the volunteers stoked. "And he won't salute the flag," one woman added, repeating another myth about Obama. She was quickly topped by a man who called out, "We don't even know where Senator Obama was really born." Actually, we do; it's Hawaii.
When asked about Frederick's remarks, Grandpa Bush-Bitch said he'd have to "look at the context."

What the fuck!?