"The Crazy That Is J.D. Hayworth"
A reader writes:
I was watching the J.D. Hayworth interview on "Hardball" last night too, and while that is a great quote, I think you missed an even better one. I don't remember the exact phrasing (I'm sure your crack research team can look it up), but Hayworth was attacking McCain for opposing torture - enhanced interrogation tactics, excuse me - when Matthews asked him if waterboarding was torture. Hayworth attempted to defend himself by saying that we waterboard our own soldiers, so therefore waterboarding is not torture. Matthews came back at him with the all-too-logical point that we waterboard our own soldiers to train them about what torture might be like at the hands of the enemy. Hayworth proceeded to ask Matthews something along the lines of "how come we don't behead our own soldiers to train them to withstand it at the hands of Islamo-fascists?" You really need to listen to that part of the segment to fully understand the crazy that is J.D. Hayworth.
The relevant segment begins at the 3:00 mark, after the jump:
The quote that Andrew had used to point out the cray cray was this:
"Well, gosh, we all had to bring our birth certificates to show we were who we said we were, and we were the age we said we were, to play football in youth sports. Shouldn't we know exactly that anyone who wants to run for public office is a natural born citizen of the United States, and is who they say they are?" - J.D. Hayworth, a Republican running to replace McCain.
I think the reader's one is better.
So ontd_p what do you think? Better than the scary ghost post?
I forgot to mention, J.D. Hayworth is McCain's opponent for his Senate seat.