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To the Gates of Hell with McCain

Sunday, May 06, 2007 by Dave Winer.

A picture named fistfulsmall.jpgAmyloo quotes Newt Gingrich as not liking the way debates have been moderated. I sympathize. Permalink to this paragraph

In this week's Republican debate, there was a moment when, if John McCain had his wits about him, he would have punched Chris Matthews in the nose.  Permalink to this paragraph

McCain had just finished a monologue saying he would follow Osama Bin Laden to "the gates of Hell." Brief pause, he smiles nervously, and Matthews says "OK," but the tone was unmistakeable -- "what ever." Permalink to this paragraph

It went from reality to parody in a blink of an eye.  Permalink to this paragraph

Of course McCain delivered the line awfully, he was almost a parody of himself.  Permalink to this paragraph

The gates of Hell is not the kind of thing you smile about. ;->  Permalink to this paragraph

The line would only really work if he could have pulled off a Clint Eastwood deadpan, in the style of Dirty Harry or Fistful of DollarsPermalink to this paragraph

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