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A billionaire showing up on CNN to declare Obama "elitist" pretty much sums up the absurdity that is McCain/Palin.  Lady de Rothschild doesn't like Obama because she can just tell he thinks he's better than the rest of us.

Kudos once again to Campbell Brown for tenaciously trying to engage in a logical discussion with a McCain propagandist:

BROWN: So, you have to understand how ridiculous this seems to a lot of people. You're a Rothschild. You're married to a billionaire. You were a millionaire before you married him.

You're a jetsetter. You live between New York and London. And yet, you're calling Barack Obama an elitist. Are you not a member of the elite?

DE ROTHSCHILD: Let me tell you what informs my support of John McCain. I grew up in a middle class town in New Jersey. My father worked two jobs to put four children through college, law school, and medical school. We were taught that we were blessed by God to live in the greatest country in the world. And if we worked hard we could have anything.

And the truth is, I have it. I don't have to be doing what I'm doing supporting John McCain, but I am doing it because I really believe it's John McCain and Sarah Palin who will keep this country the way that I was taught this country.

BROWN: OK. But the point --

DE ROTHSCHILD: They are the great Americans.

BROWN: But I think --

DE ROTHSCHILD: So, please, you know, the class war that Barack Obama would like to declare in this country to divide people is so wrong.

BROWN: OK, we'll stop there.

DE ROTHSCHILD: I have basic --

BROWN: Just stop there for a second. Let me ask you a question because you didn't answer my question. I assume, I guess that you came up through a middle class background. But I was accurate in describing your lifestyle, is it not?

Brown makes a point of cutting off de Rothschild's attempts to use every question as an invitation to praise McCain, instead pushing her to clarify just exactly why she's gone from being a prominent fundraiser for Hillary to a revoltingly adoring supporter of McCain.

BROWN: But let me ask you -- let me ask you about the issues here, because if you look at the major issues in this election, the war in Iraq and the economy, what everybody in all the polls says are the most important issues in this race. Hillary Clinton, the candidate you supported and you worked hard for, she could not be any more different than John McCain on these issues, but her positions are nearly identical to Barack Obama.

So it sounds like the issues aren't important to you, aren't what you're voting for. You're voting on personality, right?

DE ROTHSCHILD: Campbell, no, you are so wrong. First of all, Hillary Clinton is not in this race. So let's talk about John McCain and Barack Obama. No one --

BROWN: But the whole point of you being here, Lynn, let's be honest, is that you were one of Hillary Clinton's biggest supporters and biggest fundraisers so you making a switch is what's making news. Anybody else making a switch wouldn't make news. So I'm trying to get at what it is about Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama who are identical in all of these -

Really too tired to sum up at the moment.  It's an interview worth watching...

Originally posted to Felix Culpa on Thu Sep 18, 2008 at 03:22 AM PDT.

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