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MSNBC Doesn’t Get Cain’s ‘Kissinger’ Joke


Cain asked Kissinger to be Secretary of State

By Domenico Montanaro, Political Reporter, NBC News
November 15, 2011

Herman Cain, who has struggled to explain his foreign policy, also said in that Milwaukee Journal Sentinel interview yesterday that he offered Henry Kissinger to be his Secretary of State, if he’s elected president.

Kissinger, who’s 88, "turned down my offer," Cain said. "He said he’s perfectly happy doing what he’s doing."

Any sentient being who looks at the video clip (above) of Cain talking about this would realize that Cain is joking. You can even hear the Journal Sentinel editors laughing.

In fact, this is a traditional campaign joke. But naturally the reporters of today, most of whom have never covered a political campaign before in their lives would not realize that.

Also notice that this article fails to note that the Journal Sentinel editors asked Cain to give them some idea of the kind of people he would appoint if he is elected. Which is again a standard, albeit idiotic, question from the press these days — even this early stage.

Instead, they try to make it look as if Cain is getting his cart before his horse.

During the height of the sexual misconduct scandal surrounding Cain earlier this month left Washington, D.C., where he had several events, to meet with Kissinger in New York City.

This NBC ‘reporter’ was so eager to work in Mr. Cain’s alleged sexual misconduct, that he could not even be bothered to formulate a readable sentence.

Cain said others he’s spoken to, who he’d consider for his cabinet, include:

– K.T. McFarland, who worked at the Pentagon under Caspar Weinberger and who more recently lost badly to Hillary Clinton for Senate in 2006;
– Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC);
– John Bolton, the former Ambassador to the U.N.; and
– Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)

Again, every Presidential candidate gets pestered by the press about who they would put in their cabinet, at even this early stage of the contest. Several of the current GOP candidate have offered similar general lists. (And, for the record, we think Cain’s list is actually pretty good.)

But the news media are trying to make Cain look like an idiot for having such grandiose ideas already.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, November 16th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “MSNBC Doesn’t Get Cain’s ‘Kissinger’ Joke”

  1. Bolton would be an EXCELLENT pick IMO.

    I pray he gets the chance to make it.

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