CNN FAIL

Here’s Tom Ganley earlier today in Roll Call (“Ganley won’t say whether he thinks Obama is Muslim):

“I don’t have a position on whether he’s a Muslim,” Ganley said Thursday in a telephone interview with Roll Call.

Here’s Tom Ganley just a few hours later in the Plain Dealer:

"For the record, he doesn’t believe the president is Muslim." [says Ganley’s campaign spokeswoman.]

The Ganley campaign claims that Ganley made the statement to Roll Call to indicate the irrelevancy he believes the question has.

Except, of course, that’s not what he said.  He said he doesn’t have a position on a biographical fact about the President of the United States that is being falsely represented by the President’s political enemies.  Enemies Ganley is politically aligned.

The President’s biography isn’t something that someone “takes” a position on.  There are facts, and then there are smears.  And given the opportunity to take on the smears, Ganley first chose to play ambivalent.

Clearly, he’s not ready for prime time.

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  • Nifty Lawrence

    While I get what you're basically saying, and while many of the nutters would certainly disagree, being called a Muslim is not – or at least should not – be “a smear”.

  • modernesquire

    You're right, it's shouldn't be. But this utter falsity is being used in a fashion of a smear because it doesn't just end at claiming the President is a Muslim. Then it snakes into the darkest recess of political soullessness into which a profound human tragedy, itself a perversion of a major religion, is itself perverted into a political attack. The smear doesn't just end in calling the President a “Muslim” it continues into real Manchurian candidate tinfoil hat conspiracy wingnuttery.

  • mvirenicus

    Tom ganley is a horse's arse. Many years ago he bought the funeral home in which I was living rent-free and turned it into administrative offices for one of his dealerships. That's right, ganley! You threw me out on the streets and I haven't forgotten, you nut-tard! Hehe

  • Mary Jo

    My thoughts exactly, Nifty.

  • Airscapes

    I worked for Tom Ganely and saw him in action. He is ruthless in pursuit of his money. He has larceny in his blood and hires unscrupulous finance people that stuff customers into loans that have destroyed the credit of many consumers. This is a travesty of justice to allow someone who has intentionally taken advantage of the american consumer. His wealth can at the expense of consumer credit!

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