Rick Warren's "Cone of Silence" - update one
The immortal David Coverdale said it best back in 1987 when he penned the song, "Here I Go Again."
Undoubtedly that's what pastor Rick Warren will be saying this evening as he goes from cable news program to cable news program explaining what he knows about the "cone of silence" and John McCain's lack of being in it last Saturday evening. Except without, of course, Tawny Kittaen writhing on his automobile. If this reference is arcane to you, feel free to blow past it or "YouTube" it.
For a preview of what he will undoubtedly tell Larry King and other cable news shows, we look to our friends at the God-o-meter (beliefnet's political web site) and look at part of an interview Warren had with them Sunday:
Some Obama supporters are claiming that McCain saw the questions before the forum began, giving him a leg up on Obama.
They're dead wrong. That's just sour grapes. They both did fantastically well. The only question he knew, I gave them the first question and I was changing the questions within an hour [before the forum began.] I talked to both of them a week before the debate and told them all the themes. I talked personally to John McCain and I talked personally to Barack Obama. I said, 'We'll talk about leadership, talk about the roles of government,' I said I'd probably have a question about climate change, probably a question on the courts. I didn't say, 'I'm going to ask which Supreme Court justice would you not [nominate]. They were clearly not prepared for that.
A source at the debate tells me that McCain had access to some communications devices in the few minutes before he went on stage with you and that there was a monitor in his green room, in violation of the debate rules.
That's absolutely a lie, absolutely a lie. That room was totally free, with no monitors--a flat out lie.
All the fun begins tonight at 9pm (Eastern Time) with Larry King.