I don’t know what possessed Sue Everhart to compare John McCain to Jesus — especially in light of the controversy swirling around the messianic overtones of another Presidential candidate’s current campaign — but apparently she did it anyway:
Georgia Republican Party chairwoman Sue Everhart said Saturday that the party’s presumed presidential nominee has a lot in common with Jesus Christ.
“John McCain is kind of like Jesus Christ on the cross,” Everhart said as she began the second day of the state GOP convention. “He never denounced God, either.”
Everhart was praising McCain for never denouncing the United States while he was being tortured as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.
“I’m not trying to compare John McCain to Jesus Christ, I’m looking at the pain that was there,” she said.
I wasn’t there to hear the speech; does anybody have some context to add to this seven-line AJC report?