The silly season in politics is in full swing; Senator Barack Obama had to reject and denounce an endorsement from former Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, even though the Illinois senator never sought or accepted such endorsement (and you can bet the Republicans will use that against Obama if he wins the Democratic nomination).
Senator John McCain accepted the endorsement from controversial Texas megachurch pastor, John Hagee, today.Ã‚Â Hagee is considered to be a leading anti-Catholic voice and Bill Donohue of the Catholic League wasted no time blasting McCain for accepting the endorsement.
From Salon: According to Donohue, Hagee has “made a lot of money off bashing the Catholic Church and blames Catholics for the Holocaust.” What does it say about McCain that he would embrace such a figure? “This doesn’t speak well for him. He’s tolerating an endorsement by an inveterate bigot, and it’s been brought to his attention.”
Here’s a video clip of McCain on the endorsement.Ã‚Â http://blip.tv/file/703427Ã‚Â