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Monday, November 3, 2008

The McCains on Obama’s Grandmother

posted by on November 3 at 14:30 PM

A truly decent statement from John and Cindy McCain after a truly heartbreaking turn of events:

We offer our deepest condolences to Barack Obama and his family as they grieve the loss of their beloved grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them as they remember and celebrate the life of someone who had such a profound impact in their lives.

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At least they sound like kind people instead of raking him over the coals again for going to see her. But maybe they figured they should be nice to the next president.

Posted by Vince | November 3, 2008 2:37 PM

what else could they really have done?

Posted by chops | November 3, 2008 2:45 PM

this will be a lingering far-right nutjob discussion in the coming years about Obama's trip and her death falling suspiciously before the election. disgusting people out there in AM radio land.

Posted by robo | November 3, 2008 2:49 PM

The real tragedy is that she didn't live long enough to see her grandson become president.

Posted by Greg | November 3, 2008 2:49 PM

dammit, i was hoping this was all a mistake, and she'd at least make it to tomorrow. I'm so sad now.

Posted by snakes | November 3, 2008 2:54 PM

Another news cycle lost by the Gang Who Couldn't Shoot Straight.

But I agree with Greg.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 3, 2008 2:56 PM

dammit. the fates were not kind.

Posted by max solomon | November 3, 2008 2:59 PM

in a non-related story, a nervous Roberta McCain, the presidential candidate's 96 year old mother, privately and confidentially moved to a safe house, "somewhere where Rove can't find me".

She did not disclose her whereabouts to anyone on her son's campaign staff.

Posted by michael strangeways | November 3, 2008 3:26 PM

Classy! But what about the GOP's FEC complaint about Obama's use of campaign funds to fly to Hawaii to see her?

Posted by ThomasG | November 3, 2008 3:29 PM

See, they can pretend to be decent people when it suits them.

Posted by flamingbanjo | November 3, 2008 4:03 PM

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