At the same time that John McCain was rejecting the endorsement of John Hagee and Hagee was un-endorsing McCain, the televangelist’s taped show just happened to be addressing the subject of how all those politicians who make friends with him don’t really know him.
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I’ve had lunch alone with President George Bush. I’ve met his father. I’ve met the secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice. I’ve met the vice president of the United States. I’ve met and talked with every Israeli prime minister since Menachem Begin. I’ve met Mikhail Gorbachev, premier of the Soviet Union. I’ve even met Rush Limbaugh and Larry King, but the point is, I’ve met them–I don’t know them, and they don’t know me.