it's nash mccabe, 52, of latrobe, pa. the woman who asked the flag pin question during the debate the other night. (i guess i wasn't sleeping.) this is from the new york times, april 4th:
“How can I vote for a president who won’t wear a flag pin?” Mrs. McCabe, a recently unemployed clerk typist, said in a booth at the Valley Dairy luncheonette in this quiet, small city in western Pennsylvania.
Mr. Obama has said patriotism is about ideas, not flag pins.
“I watch him on TV,” Mrs. McCabe said. “I keep looking for that lapel pin.”huh. some coincidence, you think, that this woman was featured during the debate last night? maybe the monkeys (gibson and stephanopoulos) didn't wanna ask the question themselves (because they knew how inane it was) so they let someone else ask it?
michael calderone of politico.com writes:
When I asked whether questions about flag pins or Bosnia are actually relevant to voters, (Stephanopoulos) replied: “Absolutely.”stephanopoulos is right. questions about flag pins are about character: the character of the person asking the question. and i think we now know the answer to that question.
“The vote for the president,” Stephanopoulos said, “is one of the most personal” decisions that someone makes.
“When people make that choice, they take into account how candidates stand on the issues,” he said, but also are concerned with “experience, character [and] credibility.”
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