Dave Letterman is my new hero:
For months, I have been wondering when the media would notice that John McCain has a personal relationship with convicted Watergate burglar G. Gordon Liddy. I assumed Keith Olbermann offered the best shot at bringing this story to the surface, but it turned out David Letterman asked the tough questions, directly to McCain. Tonight, Letterman asked about McCain’s relationship with Liddy.
When McCain conceded the relationship, Letterman pointed out that the same case McCain is making about Obama and Ayers could be made about McCain and Liddy.
Yes, that G. Gordon Liddy:
Liddy served four and a half years in prison in connection with his conviction for his role in the Watergate break-in and the break-in at the office of the psychiatrist of Daniel Ellsberg…. plotting to murder journalist Jack Anderson; plotting with a "gangland figure" to murder Howard Hunt to stop him from cooperating with investigators; plotting to firebomb the Brookings Institution; and plotting to kidnap "leftist guerillas" at the 1972 Republican National Convention — a plan he outlined to the Nixon administration using terminology borrowed from the Nazis…
During the 1990s, Liddy reportedly instructed his radio audience on multiple occasions on how to shoot Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms agents and also reportedly said he had named his shooting targets after Bill and Hillary Clinton.
The best part?
McCain praised Liddy’s "adherence to the principles and philosophies that keep our nation great," [and] said he was "proud" of Liddy…
Huh. Just like he’s "proud" of the people who come to his rallies and yell, "Traitor!", "Terrorist!", "Kill him!", and "Off with his head!" when he or Sarah Palin mention Obama’s name? Or the ones who think Obama is a whitey-hating Muslim ni*** who will hand the country over to the blacks if he wins? Or the VA-GOP chair who exhorted canvassers to tell people that Obama and Osama "both have friends who bombed the Pentagon"? I wonder, is he proud of the Chaffey Community Republican Women too? Or the Sacramento County Republican Party?
Funny how John McCain says "proud of" where most Americans would say "appalled by."