Friday, May 2, 2008

Such Language

The Secret Service detained a Baptist minister at a town hall meeting in Iowa when he asked Sen. John McCain if he really did call his wife a cunt.

A Clive man drew gasps from fellow audience members at today’s presidential candidate forum by using a four-letter word in a question to Sen. John McCain.

A member of the audience, identified as Marty Parrish of Clive, asked McCain during the event at the Polk County Convention Complex about a rumor that McCain had once used a profane word referencing female genitalia to describe his wife.

A book, “The Real McCain” by Cliff Schecter, accuses McCain of using the word in an exchange with his wife, Cindy, in 1992.

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Parrish was escorted from the event and questioned by Secret Service, but not charged.

What could the Secret Service charge him with? Not showing the proper amount of obsequiousness and sycophancy that is usually due a Republican candidate at these “town hall” set-ups?

By the way, did the Secret Service escort out and question the woman in South Carolina who asked Sen. McCain how do we beat the bitch? I think not, but that was completely different: she was asking about Hillary Clinton. Oh, well, that makes it okay, then.