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McCain appears on FOX and Friends, defends "strong economy" remarks

Reported by Chrish - September 16, 2008 -

John McCain made an appearance on FOX and Friends this morning 9/16/08. His Friends helped him defend his comments yesterday that the "fundamentals of our economy are strong" by reiterating his explanation that by "fundamentals of our economy" he meant the folks - workers. Despite this bungling, he insisted he understands the economy and wants first and foremost to reassure Americans that their depository bank accounts are safe.

McCain rpeated the nythology that "Senator Obama wants to raise taxes" and he, McCain, can't imagine raising taxes at this time - it would be the worst thing we could do.

Yeah, there's some change for ya - let's keep doing what Bush did and it will all get better by itself.

He claimed his chairmanship of the Commerce Committee (Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, 1997-2001, 2003-2005) qualified him to lead on the economy, and said we "need to set up a 9/11 commission to examine this."

It was an uncomfortable segment, stilted and scripted, imo. The brief references to Sarah Palin reflect that it was a smart move politically, and McCain said she's "performed very well under her interrogation," an interesting choice of words that AGAIN paints Ms. Palin as some sort of victim.

I don't fault FOX and Friends for not also having Barack Obama on, I just notice that McCain's defense is now part of the news cycle and will be repeated all day, to cover his ignorant off-the-cuff remarks of yesterday and to counter the Obama ad that quickly pounced on his gaffe.

FOX is clearly the Republican campaign megaphone, nevre before so obviously as now.