Thursday, July 3, 2008

I wasn't going to post anything today but I found this little piece.  

Poor Senator McCain found himself in an uncomfortable spot on last night's news sound bite.  The ABC news reporter asked him specifically how the experience of being shot down and held prisoner enhanced his qualifications to be President.  That seems to be a good question since he has made it such a central issue in his campaign.  And I thought the reporter was very respectful and polite in asking it.  Unfortunately all we got, at least in the sound bites, was an interjection from Senator McCain to the effect of 'Oh, my God!!' (paraphrased because I can't remember the exact phrase) followed a few minutes later, after the candidate regained his composure, with the oh-so-revealing comment that the experience taught the Senator to 'love' his country.  Did he not love his country before being shot down?  And how would his love of country affect his decision making?  His love of country is just about as  pertinent to his qualifications to be President as his war time experiences.  Not very.


Kay Dennison said...

Excellent point!!! Heck -- silly me -- I thought one joined the military because one loved one's country and wanted to defend it. Then again, I don't think like most people.

My son and his family live in Valparaiso -- they love it there!

MaryContrary said...

I don't seem to think like most other people either. Mom and I have lived here for about the years and love it, also.