“MCCAIN RIPS GRAMM” (choreographed or not?)

Heheh.

I don’t buy this for a minute…but IMO it is nicely choreographed. It looks like McCain is taking a page from the Obama playbook (I just hope he doesn’t eject Gramm from the campaign ala Weasley Clark).

And BTW, this is not a bad strategy on the face of it. It helps McCain get in the news with a framing–if only by refutation–of an issue of his choosing.

Here’s an excerpt and link…

MCCAIN RIPS GRAMM
From NBC’s Domenico Montanaro
7/10/2008
MSNBC

McCain slammed economic adviser Phil Gramm for his “mental recession” and “nation of whiners” comment. He said he didn’t agree with him and even proposed a position in a McCain administration — ambassador to Belarus, “though I’m not sure the citizens of Minsk would welcome that,” McCain said.


“I don’t agree with Sen. Gramm,” McCain said at a news conference this afternoon. “I believe that the person here in Michigan who just lost their job, isn’t suffering from a ‘mental recession.’ The mother here who is trying to get enough money to feed her children, isn’t ‘whining.’”

Read the rest…

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