• John McCain Reminds People Why They Used to Like John McCain

    Stalwart defender of liberty and possible Medusa (look at the camera!) Michele Bachmann has recently been charging that the federal government is infiltrated by the Muslim Brotherhood.

    For her "evidence," she cites the employment of Huma Abedin (PROBABLE MUSLIM) — wife of former congressman Anthony Weiner (CONFIRMED JEW) — as an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

    Everything was going swimmingly for Bachmann and her compatriots Trent Franks, Louie Gohmert, Thomas Rooney and Lynn Westmoreland, who sent letters to five separate Inspectors General demanding an investigation into the Islamic kudzu spreading throughout the federal government, since the only folks complaining about the baseless accusations were liberals like Keith Ellison (also MUSLIM).

    But then Senator John McCain had one of his moments of virtue that was not motivated by bitterness at losing an election and spite directed toward the winner (see the maverick-y version of McCain in 2001 for an example of that). Instead, he was just… decent, for decency sake, as he addressed the accusations against Abedin on the Senate floor…

    Put simply, Huma represents what is best about America: the daughter of immigrants, who has risen to the highest levels of our government on the basis of her substantial personal merit and her abiding commitment to the American ideals that she embodies so fully. I am proud to know Huma, and to call her my friend.

    Recently, it has been alleged that Huma, a Muslim American, is part of a nefarious conspiracy to harm the United States by unduly influencing U.S. foreign policy at the Department of State in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist causes…

    To say that the accusations made in both documents are not substantiated by the evidence they offer is to be overly polite and diplomatic about it. It is far better, and more accurate, to talk straight: These allegations about Huma, and the report from which they are drawn, are nothing less than an unwarranted and unfounded attack on an honorable citizen, a dedicated American, and a loyal public servant.

    That is eloquent and righteous and… good. What has the Muslim Brotherhood done with the cranky, sore-loser McCain?

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    Tags: Islam, John McCain, Michele Bachmann


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