Politics As Usual!
I had intended to remain neutral in my opinions and postings on the presidential campaign, since I don’t believe either candidate is much of a choice. But, with the article below and the Bill O’Reilly attack on Obama last night, I have changed my mind. It seems that McCain, as with Bush against Kerry, four years ago, can have his henchmen attack, in a low-life manner, Obama whenever he so desires, and, of course, he will then deny any involvement. However, when the tables are turned, then of course McCain cries foul. McCain’s campaign spokesman, Tucker Bounds, was interviewed, just yesterday, by CNN’s Campbell Brown, and the McCain campaign is, once again, crying foul.
Yesterday, Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds appeared on CNN for an interview with Campbell Brown. Brown was tough on Bounds, refusing to let him spout typical campaign talking points. She repeatedly pressed him on Palin’s foreign policy experience and qualifications, asking him to name one decision that she made as commander-in-chief of the Alaskan National Guard. Bounds was unable to do so.
Today, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer revealed that because of that tough interview, the McCain campaign has canceled the senator’s appearance on Larry King Live tonight:
The McCain campaign said it believed that exchange was over the line and as a result the interview scheduled for Larry King Live with Sen. McCain was pulled. CNN does not believe that Campbell’s interview was over the line. We are committed to fair coverage of both sides of this historic election.
First of all, I could care less about Palin. It’s her boss that worries me! Four years ago, all I heard from the Bush campaign was “swift-boat” rhetoric about John Kerry. John Kerry, had served in Viet Nam, been wounded and decorated, while George W couldn’t find his drunken way back to the national guard base where he, once or twice a week, had to show up for duty. Now it’s McCain with his overworked and overstated, “I learned to love my country, when I was a prisoner in someone else’s,” as if he were the only POW in Vietnam. It must have been tough on McCain, being a POW, since, as a pilot, he spent most of his tour of duty lounging in the officer’s club, sipping whiskey, while eighteen and nineteen year old drafted Americans were being slaughtered in the rice paddies. Then, he managed to get shot down in a multi-million dollar aircraft that American tax dollars had paid for. This kind of service will never prepare one for the riggers and hardship of being a prisoner of war.
McCain, as evidenced in this article, is much better at spewing out political lies and rhetoric, through his campaign robots, than he is at receiving it. If McCain is elected, then expect the continuation of four or more years of war, corporate gluttony, uneducated and warped children and doom for the middle class in this country.
Think Progress – Infuriated About Tough CNN Interview, McCain Cancels Larry King Appearance.