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Flag flap sullies candidates’ vow to stand together at Ground Zero September 6, 2008

Posted by trouble97018 in Lies, McCain, News, Obama, Politics.
Posted on Saturday, September 6, 2008

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — On the same day that John McCain and Barack Obama pledged to put political differences aside and appear together at Ground Zero for the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack, the two campaigns were engaged Saturday in a flap over the American flag.

The spat began in this Republican stronghold at an airport rally for McCain and running mate Sarah Palin. Before the Republican presidential ticket took the stage, a radio personality emceeing the event announced that veterans were going to give the rally crowd thousands of small American flags that were discarded and rescued from Obama’s massive Democratic National Convention rally at Denver’s Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium.

The emcee, radio host Dan Caplis, told the estimated audience of 12,000 that the flags were going to be thrown away or burned, soliciting loud jeers.

McCain supporters said the flags were found by a vendor at Invesco Field after the convention. The vendor allegedly found trash bags full of flags in and around garbage bins, recovered them and gave them to the McCain campaign.

“We want to find good homes for these flags,” Caplis said as veterans carrying plastic garbage bags full of neatly rolled flags distributed them.

When McCain and Palin took the stage to a sea of waving flags, McCain proclaimed, “I love those flags.”

But the Democratic National Committee and Democratic convention organizers didn’t. They said the flags were snatched — not discarded — from Invesco Field by the McCain camp.  Source Article



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