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Warren: McCain did not violate 'cone of silence'
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(CNN) Sometimes you just have to take it on faith.

Pastor Rick Warren said John McCain didnt hear any of the questions in advance at Saturday nights Civil Forum, even if the candidate was a little late arriving to the pre-arranged quiet room or cone of silence.

At the beginning of the forum at California megachurch, Warren told the crowd and TV audience, I'm going to ask identical questions to each of these candidates, so you can compare apples to apples. Now, Senator Obama is going to go first. We flipped a coin, and we have safely placed Senator McCain in a cone of silence.

But at 8 p.m. ET, as Warren said that, McCain was actually not in the building. He was just leaving his hotel, with his motorcade arriving at the church nearly a half hour into the event. A. Larry Ross, a spokesman for Warren, says McCain then went directly into the holding room they dubbed the cone of silence (in reality, a room with no TV or audio).


Warren told CNN Sunday evening, we flat out asked him if he heard any of the questions. The McCain campaign confirmed that McCain did not hear or see any of the broadcast in the motorcade or after he arrived, Ross said.

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  -Warren: McCain did not violate 'cone of silence' sabra  Aug-18-08 08:59 AM   #0 
  - Oh please. You've got to be shitting me. Yeah, we'll take him at his word, even  wienerdoggie   Aug-18-08 09:00 AM   #1 
  - yeah, & the serpent didn't offer eve an apple either  grannie4peace   Aug-18-08 09:00 AM   #2 
  - McCain just happened to answer some questions Obama was asked and he wasn't.  Jim__   Aug-18-08 09:01 AM   #3 
  - yeah, sure  maddezmom   Aug-18-08 09:03 AM   #4 
  - And there is the heart of the matter.  Bluenorthwest   Aug-18-08 10:07 AM   #25 
     - yes. pants on fire.  knixphan   Aug-18-08 12:03 PM   #39 
  - Ok, McCain didn't hear. So which of his people did?  notadmblnd   Aug-18-08 09:04 AM   #5 
  - Exactly! n/t  AnotherMother4Peace   Aug-18-08 09:07 AM   #6 
  - BINGO  MaineDem   Aug-18-08 09:09 AM   #11 
  - What does it say about our media narrative  Kelvin Mace   Aug-18-08 09:08 AM   #7 
  - Oh, what bullshit....  Hepburn   Aug-18-08 09:08 AM   #8 
  - I never knew that "cone of silence" was a common church practice.  Crowman1979   Aug-18-08 09:08 AM   #9 
  - If McCain was not in the building how did they flip a coin to see  Botany   Aug-18-08 09:09 AM   #10 
  - That was done earlier.  Jim__   Aug-18-08 09:51 AM   #23 
     - That would appear to be a simple, yet apparently too clever, way of doing it.  igil   Aug-18-08 04:27 PM   #42 
  - This was "Jeopardy!" - Warren wrote the questions to fit McCain's well known positions. n/t  chapel hill dem   Aug-18-08 09:10 AM   #12 
  - yayaya  Epiphany4z   Aug-18-08 09:11 AM   #13 
  - So "flat out" asking someone a question assures an honest answer? Maybe we should just do away  Riddler   Aug-18-08 09:14 AM   #14 
  - Contact Pastor Warren:  AnotherMother4Peace   Aug-18-08 09:15 AM   #15 
  - Done. couldn't resist.  aquart   Aug-18-08 10:37 AM   #31 
  - haha like Warren is in it for something besides cash and his own ego nt  msongs   Aug-18-08 09:16 AM   #16 
  - It was broadcast live on a local Orange County TV station ....  kevinmc   Aug-18-08 09:26 AM   #17 
  - I am really getting sick of this bullshit....  Highway61   Aug-18-08 09:31 AM   #18 
  - Of course McCain did not see the broadcast  C_U_L8R   Aug-18-08 09:33 AM   #19 
  - I bet Warren actually believes he can take them at their word.  MidwestTransplant   Aug-18-08 09:39 AM   #20 
  - I wouldn't trust either of them any further than I can dropkick the Rock of Gibraltar.  2KS2KHonda   Aug-18-08 11:09 AM   #37 
  - When Warren announced that McSame was in a cone of silence I thought we  snappyturtle   Aug-18-08 09:42 AM   #21 
  - Someone needs to remind Ol' Rick...  Tandalayo_Scheisskopf   Aug-18-08 09:43 AM   #22 
  - But he did his own as well...  Bluenorthwest   Aug-18-08 10:10 AM   #26 
     - As DUer Neshanic puts it - "The Purpose-Driven Lie."  calimary   Aug-18-08 10:45 AM   #33 
  - It depends what the meaning of "McCain" is  janet118   Aug-18-08 09:53 AM   #24 
  - Fool me once . . . .  kmac3   Aug-18-08 10:11 AM   #27 
  - self-delete  kirby   Aug-18-08 10:14 AM   #28 
  - The question is, why was mccain late? didn't he know about the forum  still_one   Aug-18-08 10:16 AM   #29 
  - There was an early bird dinner special at the hotel  Mabus   Aug-18-08 10:21 AM   #30 
  - He had to wait for a bib.  Mz Pip   Aug-18-08 10:50 AM   #34 
  - Why show up and sit on ice for an hour?  igil   Aug-18-08 04:29 PM   #43 
  - So, it is undisputable that the good Pastor himself LIED  mrone2   Aug-18-08 10:41 AM   #32 
  - Warren is a modern Pharisee  liberal N proud   Aug-18-08 11:02 AM   #36 
  - Yay! No need for waterboarding anymore! Pastor Rick Warren always gets the truth.  JBoy   Aug-18-08 10:50 AM   #35 
  - If Warren is so unbiased why is he defending McCain?  LonelyLRLiberal   Aug-18-08 11:44 AM   #38 
  - I want to see the coin.  truthisfreedom   Aug-18-08 12:24 PM   #40 
  - Isn't Warren the one who was caught picking up  arikara   Aug-18-08 02:12 PM   #41 
  - Now, look, you've got to think this through!!!  hamsterjill   Aug-18-08 04:40 PM   #44 

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