In today's Newsday in the story about Dave Denenbergs announcement that he is running for congress, there was this gem "Before he goes to sleep every night, Peter King thanks God that George Bush is president," Denenberg said, referring to a sentence King wrote in a recent letter. "Ask him if he thanks God when he fills up his gas tank."
In an interview, King, a Republican, said his letter -- sent to a Democratic constituent who had criticized the congressman's support of Bush -- merely quoted former Democratic New York City Mayor Ed Koch's words to the same effect. In 2003, King attributed the same statement to Koch during an episode of the MSNBC talk show "Scarborough Country."
So, King "merely quoted" Koch?
No, he didn't just "merely quote," he agreed with Koch.
First, a Newsday article goes unchallenged on Kings own website "...and even once declared in a letter to a constituent: "I thank God every night that George Bush is our President. You should do the same."
And the FULL quote from the letter King sent is "Like Ed Koch I thank God every night that he is our President. You should do the same."
King isn't just quoting Koch, he agrees Kochs' thanks to god for Bush.
Why is King running away from his own words?
What is he afraid of?
King is tied to Bush no matter how he spins it.
King went on to say in the article "I've supported strongly on the war against terrorism, but I've disagreed with him on issues like the Dubai ports and immigration... The voters know I'm independent and they'll elect me on my record."
Will a rooster crow if King denies Bush one more time?