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John McCain Sought Pastor Hagee's Endorsement

Tweety finally brought up the name of Hagee and McCain today on Hardball. Wow, look what an article will do. In an interview that will appear in this

Tweety finally brought up the name of Hagee and McCain today on Hardball. Wow, look what an article will do.

In an interview that will appear in this Sunday's New York Times Magazine, controversial televangelist Rev. John Hagee declares, "It's true that [John] McCain's campaign sought my endorsement."

McCain has attempted to distance himself from some of Hagee's views, much as Barack Obama is doing in relation to Rev. Jeremiah Wright. But unlike McCain, Obama has not stood on stage with Wright and accepted his accolades this year.

Interviewed by Deborah Solomon, Hagee refused to discuss his statement that Hurricane Katrina was God's punishment for a gay rights parade in New Orleans, calling it "so far off-base."

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