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Saturday, April 5, 2008

McCain: "This Meeting Is Over"

John McCain's recent "Service to America" introductory tour was a biographic trip down memory lane for the presumptive GOP nominee. Designed (perhaps by Karl Rove?) to reacquaint Americans with a political leader who has been lurking in Washington for nearly as long as Bob Dole and whose public image has been burnished by a lovesick corps of reporters, the S2A Tour ran into an unanticipated speed bump at McCain's alma mater, Episcopal High in Alexandria, VA.

The tough question comes from a high school student, Katelyn Halldorson who asks(h/t to Media Matters):

"We were told that this isn't a political event. So, what exactly is your purpose in being here?

McCAIN: I knew I should have cut this thing off. This meeting is over.

It takes a teenager to ask the real questions? Shouldn't this inquiry come from the professional journalists at CNN? Perhaps MSNBC?

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