Tuesday, May 15, 2007

McCain on Falwell, 2000 and 2007

Jerry Falwell died earlier today. Compare and contrast statements made about Mr. Falwell in 2000 by GOP Presidential candidate John McCain versus Mr. McCain's statement today:

2000: Those like Jerry Falwell who "practice [division and slander] in the name of religion or in the name of the Republican Party or in the name of America shame our faith, our party and our country....Neither party should be defined by pandering to the outer reaches of American politics and the agents of intolerance." Falwell is among the "people who have turned good causes into businesses."

2007: "Dr. Falwell was a man of distinguished accomplishment who devoted his life to serving his faith and country."

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