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Sunday, October 19, 2008

We can officially stop taking Colin Powell seriously

This morning on NBC's Meet the Press, former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell announced his endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama for president in next months election. That's perfectly fine, it is his right to endorse anyone he chooses. My problem is with his ridiculous explanation of his poor choice. Powell incredulously claimed his support for Obama was not based on race. Bear in mind, for the last few decades Powell has claimed to be a Republican out of political expediency and was advanced in a large part because of the sponsorship of Republican administrations to which he ingratiated himself. Powell went on to say he partly based his decision out of fear that McCain would name conservatives to the Supreme Court. So, Powell has been a Republican since the early 1970's and he is just now figuring out that Republicans or conservatives are likely to nominate justices who will read and follow the U.S. Constitution??? You'd think with any sort of clue he'd have noticed that before. Bottom line: Either he is a Republican as he has claimed and he is now supporting a neophyte Democrat solely because of race or he was never really a Republican or conservative but just played on on TV to advance his career. Regardless, coupling this with his dishonorable actions in the Plame Affair shows he is clearly someone not to be taken seriously or trusted.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Ben said...

Good point on the whole Plame thing. He could have stopped that witch hunt before it spiraled out of control.

October 20, 2008 at 4:53 PM

 

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