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McCain now wishes ‘they hadn’t picked’ Gwen Ifill to moderate VP debate.

By Ben Armbruster on October 2, 2008 at 1:30 pm

"McCain now wishes ‘they hadn’t picked’ Gwen Ifill to moderate VP debate."


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Yesterday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said that he has “confidence that Gwen Ifill will do a professional job” moderating the Vice Presidential debate despite the fact that she is writing a book called “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.” “I think she will do a totally objective job,” McCain said. Yet this morning on Fox News, McCain changed his tune:

MCCAIN: Listen, frankly I wish they hadn’t picked a moderator that isn’t writing a book favorable to Barack Obama, I mean let’s face it. [...] Frankly I would imagine that there’s other people out there who aren’t writing a book that’s going to be on inauguration day favorable to Senator Obama but that’s life.

Fox’s Gretchen Carlson even reminded McCain that he had previously said, “[S]he’ll be fair.” But now McCain says, “I have to have confidence” in Ifill, adding, “Look life isn’t fair.” Watch it:


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