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A Bisl Mistake

By on 10.1.07 | 11:42PM

John McCain hopes to clarify and fend off criticism from Jewish groups who don't agree it's a Christian country with this: "It's almost Talmudic. We are a nation that was based on Judeo-Christian values. That means respect for all of human rights and dignity. That's my principle values and ideas, and that's what I think motivated our founding fathers," McCain said.

["Bisl"? You should look it up and be well.]

And yes, there is a world of difference both factually and politically between the terms "Judeo-Christian" and "Christian" and, yes, I think McCain understands this.

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