Hey, that’s not my wording. It comes from the candidate himself.
B. Hussein Obama was being interviewed by George Stephanopoulos last night on ABC — which is as friendly an interviewer and venue as he could hope for — and was being lobbed the usual softballs that one would expect from a former Clintonoid media shill.
Then Mr. Obama misspoke himself. Or made a Freudian slip, inadvertently letting out a basic truth about his religious beliefs.
We report, you decide. Here’s what was said:
And here’s the transcript:
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Stephanopoulos: You mention your Christian faith. Yesterday you took off after the Republicans for suggesting you have Muslim connections. Just a few minutes ago, Rick Davis, John McCain’s campaign manager, said they’ve never done that. This is a false and cynical attempt to play victim. Obama: You know what? I mean, these guys love to throw a rock and hide their hand. The… Stephanopoulos: The McCain campaign has never suggested you have Muslim connections. Obama: No, no, no. But the — I don’t think that when you look at what is being promulgated on Fox News, let’s say, and Republican commentators who are closely allied to these folks — Stephanopoulos: But John McCain said that’s wrong. Obama: Now, well, look. Listen. You and I both know that the minute that Governor Palin was forced to talk about her daughter, I immediately said that’s off limits. And — Stephanopoulos: But John McCain said the same thing about questioning your faith. Obama: And what was the first thing the McCain’s campaign went out and did? They said, look, these liberal blogs that support Obama are out there attacking Governor Palin. Let’s not play games. What I was suggesting — you’re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith. And you’re absolutely right that that has not come — Stephanopoulos: Christian faith. Obama: —my Christian faith. Well, what I’m saying is that he hasn’t suggested — Stephanopoulos: Has connections, right. Obama: — that I’m a Muslim. And I think that his campaign’s upper echelons have not, either. [emphasis added]
Barack Obama is turning out to be a lot more of a fun candidate than I thought he would be. When he’s on the teleprompter, we’re subject to a steady drone of predictable lefty-Dem boilerplate: healthcare, hope, change, empowerment, justice, etc blah yak, yes we’ve all heard it before, please don’t make us sit through it again…
But then you get him off-script, and you never know what he’ll say. He whines about how unfairly he’s being treated, how unfortunate he is, and what all those evil Republicans are doing to him. Or he’s incoherent and idiotic.
Or he talks about his Muslim faith.
It’s going to be a great campaign.
Hat tip: DJ, for the original video clip.