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Ain’t no way to treat a lady, oh no…

6 July 2008

After thinking about it, I decided to pull down this post. Too many (very good) questions, coming from a comment Irene made about the angle of the shot. My error. It happens.

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  1. Mr. Rushing permalink
    6 July 2008 4:59 pm

    Please! Nothing is sacred. Why do people pay so much respect to objects, images, and imaginary people that have absolutely no magical powers?

    The Mexican people are better than this. Freedom of religion is the only way to garauntee a secular society. (which McCain is very much a secular person. So is Christard panderer Bush.)

    (McCain wrote an anti-conpiracy theory forward to Popular Mechanics book on the science of the Twin Towers Collapse on 9/11. How’s that for skepticism?)

    Most Christians in America have disdain for anyone who appears to support the wrong side (protestant vs. catholic, and don’t even mention the crazy Klan and the Mormon types)

    (Rev. Al Sharpton on Mitt Romney: “The people who really beleive in god will not vote for him.”)

    Bush frequently meets with members of almost every religion. McCain was trying to show solidarity with the Mexican people. There is no way in hell (I think that might be a pun) that he was trying to piss off Mexicans or Mexican Americans in the US.

    He was trying to show that he supports improved relations with Mexico. He knows that an improved Mexican economy will mean less illegal imigrants in the US from Mexico. This is the same position that Bush tried, but failed to win support of the American people (read protectionist socialists on the left and xenophobes on the right.)

    The virgin Mary is really not something that people should get angry about. They should evaluate him based upon his positions. Since he isn’t running for office in Mexico (thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster), I think that it would be best to quit insulting the intelegence of everybody by saying that religion and politics don’t mix. They inevitably do, and whosoever panders the best to these people who will vote for the candidate that the padre, imam, rabi, spiritual leader, televangelist, new age guru, or the cartoon character might hint towards will win the election.

    The only people that you can be mad at are the voters who base their voting decision soley on religion.

  2. Irene permalink
    7 July 2008 2:30 pm

    Catholic voter here and not a McCain supporter. Doesn’t matter if he was holding hands with the pope. I would never voter for him based on that. However, if as you say, he is standing in front of the original then he has learned to levitate himself. The original hangs far above the floor in the Basilica and there is no way to have your picture taken in front of it.

  3. 7 July 2008 3:49 pm

    I thought of that later, Irene… the photo was taken at the Basilica, and I’m wondering about the angle of the shot. The frame around the Virgin looks right. I’m wondering if the photographer wasn’t below McCain and had the camera pointed up. Or… it’s always possible I’m mistaken and he’s standing in front of a replica. Which still makes it look likes he’s trying to pander to the religious voters in his own country. From a country where this sort of thing is unheard of.

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