MSNBC's Shuster Suggests McCain Camp Encouraging Obama As Terrorist Talk

MSNBC's David Shuster knows how to treat a lady right. Unless that lady is Rep. Marsha Blackburn. Last year we noted how he played a gotcha game with the Tennessee Republican over the death of a soldier he mistakenly thought was from her district. He subsequently apologized.

Today the MSNBC anchor put Blackburn on the spot by calling on her to defend the McCain campaign in light of inappropriate remarks made by random people attending their rallies:

DAVID SHUSTER: Congresswoman, as the tone gets nastier on both sides, I want to ask you about some things that were shouted to John McCain and Sarah Palin yesterday during their rallies. First, here's John McCain raising questions about Barack Obama yesterday in New Mexico.

Sen. JOHN McCAIN (R-Ariz.): In short, who is the real Barack Obama?

[Audience shouts back, one man among them yelling Terrorist!]

SHUSTER: The audience member shouted terrorist. And now here's Sarah Palin talking about Obama's links to a 1960s radical leftie.

Gov. SARAH PALIN (R-Alaska): According to the New York Times, Bill Ayers is an unrepentant domestic terrorist. And part of a group, he had been part of a group that had launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and our United States Capitol.

[Audience boos]

SHUSTER: An audience member there was heard shouting, "Kill him." Um, clarify: Does the McCain campaign condone in anyway the idea that Bill Ayers should be killed or that Barack Obama is a terrorist?

Campaign Watch Campaigns & Elections 2008 Presidential Marsha Blackburn