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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Interesting choice of words

L. Brooks Patterson, a Republican who serves as a county executive near Detroit, uttered a very telling quote when expressing dismay that GOP presidential candidate John McCain had abandoned the effort to make Michigan a red state in the November election.

“When the general leaves the battlefield when the fight’s still going on, it creates a lot of chaos,” Patterson said.


Intentionally or not, Patterson essentially referred to his party's nominee – a man who often cites his military experience in Vietnam as a leadership quality – as a bad soldier.




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