Saturday, September 6, 2008

ELECTION 2008 - Flag Flap

Here's a story about a flag flap.

The McCain campaign says someone came across dozens of bags of miniature American flags left in and near trash bins following the Democratic National Convention in Colorado.

The McCain campaign says it took the flags and redistributed them at to people at a McCain rally Saturday.

The Obama campaign says that the flags were actually not discarded, but rather were taken by the McCain people as a publicity stunt.

The whole thing is just ridiculous. Either way, I don't know that it would show anything, other than perhaps people not putting their trash in the proper place, or not paying enough attention to discard unneeded flags elsewhere.

But, what makes it funnier to me is this:

"Damon Jones, spokesman for the Democratic National Convention Committee, released a statement saying McCain should applaud the fact that thousands of American flags were 'proudly waved' at their convention. 'But instead his supporters wrongfully took leftover bundles of our flags from the stadium to play out a cheap political stunt calling into question our patriotism,' he said."


I'd applaud them if they stopped trying to enlarge the nanny state we already have. I'd applaud them if they didn't constantly encourage poor behavior through their social policies.

But, to me, it's as if they're saying people should congratulate Democrats for being patriotic enough to have -- gasp -- American flags at their convention.

To be fair, seeing as that was paraphrased, I don't know what the full quote from the spokesman was, so what he said may have been twisted around to make it sound like it sounded. I'll try to find it online.

But, for now, it's funny.

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