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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Straight-talk express

Posted By on Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 9:43 AM

Claude B. passes along a passage from an account of Maverick John McCain's candid "town hall" meetings. He's like Bush in more ways than one, turns out.

Campaign aides portray McCain's town halls as no-holds-barred events in which the candidate urges friends and foes alike to take their best shots. And while he routinely takes more hostile questions than does Obama, McCain's events are not always as open as they appear.

Security officers ordered three women — identified as protesters because they were wearing pro-abortion-rights T-shirts — to leave a line of "overflow ticket" holders at a July 15 McCain town hall in Albuquerque, N.M. And Friday's "Employee Town Hall Meeting" for General Motors workers in Warren, Mich., was advertised as "not open to the general public."

 


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