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White House Official Quotes Mao Tse-Tung, But So Did John McCain

by @ 11:03 pm on October 15, 2009. Filed under Dumbasses, Glenn Beck, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

Many on the right side of the blogosphere —- such as Michelle Malkin, Hot Air, Stop The ACLU, Moe Lane, The Other McCain, GayPatriot and THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS — have posted this except from Glenn Beck’s show showing White House official Anita Dunn referring to Mao Tse-Tung as one of her favorite political philosophers:

Of course, as David Weigel notes, Dunn isn’t the only American politico to seemingly quote Mao favorably while making what clearly is a joke:

Does that mean that McCain is a Chinese Communist too Glenn ?

7 Responses to “White House Official Quotes Mao Tse-Tung, But So Did John McCain”

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  2. Concerned says:

    Please consider the following:

    McCain was indeed using the quotation in a light-hearted manner.

    Anita Dunn stated that Mao Tse-Tsung was the political philosopher she turned to more than any other.

    There is a difference in quoting a philosopher and subscribing to a philosophy.

  3. Let's Be Free says:

    It’s a silly superficial lawyerly deception to put the McCain and Dunn passages on the same footing. It seems sometimes like there is a process that lawyers go through which makes them substance free and intellectually bankrupt.

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  5. Lots of people quote Mao. Frankly, it’s not news. It’s the kind of blather that gets bloggers all heated up, but which has zero relevance to actual news, period.

  6. Leonard Pincus says:

    Karl Rove on George Bush: We recommended volumes to each other (for example, he encouraged me to read a Mao biography; I suggested a book on Reconstruction’s unhappy end). We discussed the books and wrote thank-you notes to some authors.

    Please consider: irony.

  7. Jim Kerr says:

    Wow…how jaded can you be???…McCain quotes Mao to describe his political career in a joking way and then we have the liberal who said Mao is one of the philosphers that she is most influenced by (along with Mothera Theresea). “Not often coupled with each other” ( is a mass murderer and the other is the exact opposite) If you don’t see a difference between McCain and this idiot liberal then you have no objectivity. The only joke part was when she said “not often couple with Mother Theresea” but that does not take away from the fact that she said it is who she currently most often looks toward as a philosopher to influence her. McCain hardly endorsed Mao as a philospher that influences him. He merely quoted him for sake of a joke. Big difference….wake up.

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