Daily Kos: E.W. Jackson explains why it's not fair to use his own words against him
E.W. Jackson, the whack-a-doodle running mate of the Virginia GOP’s whack-a-doodle gubernatorial hopeful Ken Cuccinelli, defends himself from being tarnished by the statements he’s made:
In an email sent to The Daily Caller this week, the running mate to Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli said “every one of those comments has a context and were spoken in my role as a minister, not as a candidate.”
Ah, okay then. As long as there’s a context and he didn’t say it as a candidate, then there was nothing wrong with saying this:
“Planned Parenthood has been far more lethal to black lives than the KKK ever was,” he said then. “And the Democrat party and their black civil rights allies are partners in this genocide.”
Nope, nothing to see there. Move right along, because, context. And you can go ahead and ignore all this and all this, because he wasn’t a candidate. If you think he’s an impossible fool for not just claiming that the three-fifths clause was anti-slavery but also a Constitutional amendment, then you’re anti-religion because he said it as a minister.
In short, E.W. Jackson stands by everything that he’s ever said, but none of it’s relevant, and you shouldn’t hold it against him, because when he said it, he didn’t mean for it to be used in a context like a political campaign where it might interfere with his ambitions.
Story by Jed Lewison.