Ringers Pt. 1 — Your Reward is in Heaven

They went wild when a young Black man came up to the stage and said this to Sen. John McCain–Transcript from RawStory

“Senator, at the convention, you asked for us to fight, for you,” said the supporter. “I doubt there’s anyone in this room that’s, pardon me, taken the ass whoopin’ I have taken for supporting you, and for supporting your policies.”

The crowd roared in approval, then sprang to their feet to cheer the man on.

“Sir, I believe that, the next coming debate, it is absolutely vital that you take it to Obama; that you hit him where it hits … The soft spot,” he said, drawing another round of audience applause.

McCain crossed the stage and hugged the man.

“Thank you,” said the senator. “Thank you for your courage. I believe your reward will be in heaven, not here on Earth.”

It turns out the spontaneous demonstrator had his eye on a more immediate payoff. National TV coverage and 15 minutes of fame. His name is James Harris. He’s a radio talk show host for WTMJ in Milwaukee. He’s already managed to get on the Laura Ingraham show, tomorrow, who knows, a call-in to Rush? He’s working in a niche where there is not much competition and I’m not sure how to describe it. Just another right wing talk show host, but he happens to be black so there’s the novelty factor. That might get him on the O’Reilly Factor.

I think it is eerie that Sen. McCain told Harris his reward is in heaven, not on earth. As a voter I don’t find that at all reassuring. Politicians are in charge of affairs on earth, a Bigger Boss decides what happens after you die. So I expect my candidate to do something for me while I’m alive. I don’t think I’m being unreasonable.


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  2. Great post Nancy. I wondered too why Sarah Palin told Joe Biden that his wife’s reward was in heaven. She’s a teacher. As a teacher, I don’t want to have to wait for that possibility!

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