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Spain Goof Consensus Emerges September 18, 2008

Posted by trouble97018 in Foreign Policy, McCain, News, Politics.
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Talking Points Memo

09.18.08 — 11:02PM

By Josh Marshall

After a day of gasps, guffaws and eyes rolled over John McCain’s decision to reassign Spanish Prime Minister Zapatero to run an unnamed country in Latin America, it seems we are arriving at a rough consensus about what happened and what part of it matters.

As I posited earlier today, the most logical conclusion is that McCain simply didn’t understand the question and tried to wing it. It may have been due to fatigue, lack of attention, confusion or simply an inability to penetrate the interviewer’s fairly thick accent, or perhaps a combination of one or more of the above. It is only if you insist on the preposterous assumption that McCain fully understood and grasped what the interviewer was asking him (i.e., the position of McCain’s foreign policy advisor Randy Scheunemann) that you have to conclude that McCain believes that Spain is a country in Latin America which may be bent on America’s destruction. Source Article

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