Sen. John McCain rejected the endorsement of a second controversial pastor Thursday, saying there is no place for the Rev. Rod Parsley’s comments about Islam.
“I believe there is no place for that kind of dialogue in America, and I believe that even though he endorsed me, and I didn't endorse him, the fact is that I repudiate such talk, and I reject his endorsement,” McCain said in a statement.
The rejection of Parsley’s endorsement comes several hours after McCain rejected the endorsement of Pastor John Hagee, who made controversial comments about the Holocaust and Catholics.
Of course this is the right thing for McCain to do, but didn't he vet these people? Oh wait, he probably did then realized the political capital he could squeeze out of them was worth it. He does, after all, need to build his credibility with the Christian right. Unfortunately for him, almost every prominent right-wing religious figure is out of their mind.