Red Sox ace Schilling joins McCain in NH: The Swamp
 
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Posted December 5, 2007 12:03 PM
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Curt Schilling of the Boston Red Sox tips hat to fans at Boston's Fenway Park as he leaves in the sixth inning of Game Two of the World Series against the Colorado Rockies, October 25, 2007. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

by Jill Zuckman

Manchester, N.H. – When Sen. John McCain was a boy, Ted Williams, the Boston Red Sox hitting legend, was his hero.

And when he rides his campaign bus, McCain is notorious for incessantly flipping television channels until he finds the baseball game he is looking for.

Tonight, McCain will mix sports and politics at the Derryfield School Auditorium in Manchester when Curt Schilling, the Boston Red Sox pitcher, joins him on stage to take questions from voters.

McCain has been friends with Schilling since he was a pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks, and Schilling has endorsed McCain for president. At the MySpace/MTV presidential forum the other day, McCain joked that the event is likely to be the biggest town hall meeting he's ever held in the state.

Whether it's big or not, McCain aides are excited about the prospect of reaching voters who may never have attended a political event before.

"Having grown up in the Boston area, I consider myself typical of Red Sox fans and there will be a huge amount of people who come out to see Curt Schilling and that's important because it's a different, unique way to bring people out to a town hall meeting who wouldn't normally come,'' said Michael Dennehy, McCain's political director. "It's a different to reach voters in a compelling way."

Said Jill Hazelbaker of the McCain campaign: "We’re thrilled with Schilling’s endorsement -- and we hope his post season magic rubs off on us!"

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Kurt Schilling is as qualified to talk about politics as Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Oprah, Chuck Norris, Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover, George Clooney, Jane Fonda, etc., etc.


An endorsement from a baseball player might mean something to an eleven year old--but eleven year olds do not vote. Also, Schilling is a friend of McCains--so he will say good things about the candidate. Duh. All my BBFs think I would make a great pres, too. More importantly, does the National Guard endorse McCain? Do the widows of the Iraq Civil War Vets endorse McCain? Do the Three and Four Times Rotated to Iraq US Army and Reserves endorse McCain? Do American orphaned military kids endorse McCain?


Add Schilling to the long list of b-rate celebs (Ted Nugent, Fred Thompson, Chuck Norris, retired comedian Dennis Miller, Danny Bonaduce and the Mailman from the old Cheers TV show) that are cheerleading for the Wingnuts.

Schilling is so dumb that he was campaigning for Prez Chimpy last time around and he called him "the best President we've ever had".


"MCCAIN STILL BEGGING FOR ANY ENDORSEMENT, ANY ENDORSEMENT"

AS YOU CAN ALL SEE HE IS THE ONLY PERSON FROM ARIZONA THAT WOULD EVEN THINK ABOUT JOINING HIM ON HIS SHOOT STRAIGHT TRAIL TO NOWHERE!

ARIZONIANS HAVE ALL BUT WROTE HIM OFF, AND LOOK TO RECALL HIM.

NOW FOX NEWS ON THE OTHERHAND WHO COUNTS THE VOTES IN AMERICA FOR AMERICA HAS HIM AS THE WINNER ALREADY.

GEORGE BUSH 11% APPROVAL RATING. 5% OF THE WEALTHIEST AND 6% OF PEOPLE WHO MAKE 300k OR MORE. JOHN MCCAIN HAS 9% I WANT YOU TO BE PRESIDENT IN 2008 RATINGS.

PLUS SCHILLING LIVED IN AZ AND FEELS COMPELLED TO HELP THE OLD GEEZER OUT!


John E.: Curt Schilling makes millions of dollars a year. He has World Series rings. He is talented, gutsy and smart. He entertains people and provides enjoyment for the fans.
You, on the other hand, are unemployed, unemployable, dumb as cockroach and basically worthless. No one is interested in you under any circumstance.


John E.: Curt Schilling makes millions of dollars a year. He has World Series rings. He is talented, gutsy and smart. He entertains people and provides enjoyment for the fans.

Posted by: John D | December 5, 2007 3:33 PM

Jabba the Hut Johnny,

Oprah makes millions and entertains people too, yet that doesn't stop you and your "ilk" from calling her a worthless celeb does it?

I'll take Oprah over some dumb, bloated pitcher who thinks Prez Chimpy is just the best ever.

PS- Johnny, I like the photo of you on your new electrical contacting trade rag business cards:
http://www.imdb.com/gallery/ss/0295178/Ss/0295178/austin3_7612.jpg.html?hint=nm0000196


Demented Johnny E. I never criticized Oprah for stumping for Obama, now have I?

Anyway, I love that picture of you.


Hmmm, a top 1%er supports Republicans.. I'm shocked, shocked!! Oh wait, there are some 1%ers like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, and in fact many many more who understand that a system that shows them structural favor over their laborers is a less productive system than one that serves the rights and needs of the proletariat more effectively.


Please lower Curt Schillings tax liability. My family is hungry and I need to build him a fourth home or maybe another yact. Lower taxes on the opressed rich and give me their crumbs!


Curt Schilling, like Oprah Winfrey, Tim Robbins, George Clooney and other Hollywood types, is an American and can freely express his political opinion. However, his opinion, like the other celebrities who've done so, is no better or worse than mine is.


Schilling is a great endorsement for McCain! Check this out:

Video of McCain and Schilling


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