Sunday, September 7, 2008
The latest verbal slip-up from Democratic Presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) was earlier today on ABC's This Week. Obama used the phrase "my Muslim faith," and was corrected by host George Stephanopoulos: Some are going wild, insinuating that it shows that Obama really is a Muslim. And I think the video shows a problem. It's not what Obama said. I'm perfectly willing to believe that it was a mis-statement, and not some hidden truth coming out. So the Obamacrats can claim that, and I won't object. But explain away, if you will, Stephanopoulos stepping in and helping correct a mis-statement by, say, Republican Presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), GOP Vice-Presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK), or anyone from the right. Wouldn't happen. But it did for Obama. The real slip-up wasn't Obama letting it out that he was secretly a Muslim. It's Stephanopoulos letting it out that he's biased. But then, we knew that already. We just got another confirmation.