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  •  And Andrew sullivan has new info (4+ / 0-)

    18 Aug 2008 01:17 pm

    Hilzoy notes the latest:

    No More Mr. Nice Blog points out that The Nightingale's Song, a 1995 book about five graduates of the Naval Academy, one of whom is McCain -- contains a chapter on, of all things, three Christmases McCain spent in captivity. (Thanks to Amazon's 'Search This Book' feature, and the fact that the chapter in question is only four pages long, I've read it, and you can too.) It contains no mention of this incident at all.

    The Dirt In The Cross Story: Update

    "The answer is to end our reliance on carbon-based fuels." Al Gore, 7/17/08

    by TomP on Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 12:48:41 PM PDT

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    •  And Kos on the front page in (2+ / 0-)
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      Glinda, Jules Beaujolais

      Open Thread:

      Was McCain's "cross in the dirt" story stolen/plagiarized from Alexander Solzhenitsyn? The evidence sure points in that direction.

      Linking RickRocket's great diary.

      "The answer is to end our reliance on carbon-based fuels." Al Gore, 7/17/08

      by TomP on Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 01:04:20 PM PDT

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    •  More Sullivan (0+ / 0-)

      Here are the perfectly legitimate questions reporters should now, in my opinion, ask McCain:

      why did you not mention this transcendent story in 1973? Why, in discussing three Christmases in captivity in Vietnam, was this story - far more powerful than any of the other anecdotes - omitted? How was it possible for the gun guard of May 1969 to be present at Christmas that year when McCain had been transferred to another camp? Is it possible that McCain's memory has faded with time and that he has simply fused his own memories with other stories - as Clinton did with Bosnia sniper fire and as Kerry did in remembering another Christmas he could not have actually witnessed where he said he did?

      And why are we not allowed to ask these questions, when they relate to one of the most important questions anyone can ask about a president: the question of integrity? If McCain has fabricated a religious epiphany for political purposes, it is about as deep a betrayal of core integrity as one can imagine, and the latest example of how pernicious the religious domination of political life in America has become.

      The Cross In The Dirt, Ctd

      "The answer is to end our reliance on carbon-based fuels." Al Gore, 7/17/08

      by TomP on Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 01:58:01 PM PDT

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