The McCain campaign has a pretty hilarious definition of the word:

“The insinuation from the Obama campaign that John McCain, a former prisoner of war, cheated is outrageous,” [Nikole Wallace, a spokeswoman for Mr. McCain] said.

Which reminds me of this from a few days ago:

Speaking to Walter Isaacson at the Aspen Institute in Colorado on Thursday, McCain found himself explaining a recent interview with Blender Magazine in which he selected ABBA’s 1976 track “Dancing Queen” as his favorite song.

“What were you thinking?,” Isaacson asked him, looking incredulous.

“If there is anything I am lacking in, I’ve got to tell you, it is taste in music and art and other great things in life,” McCain joked. “I’ve got to say that a lot of my taste in music stopped about the time I impacted a surface-to-air missile with my own airplane and never caught up again.”

And this, from shrieking fanboy Sean Hannity:

Quothe Ezra Klein:

“The insinuation that John McCain, a former prisoner of war, would cynically leverage his POW status for political gain is outrageous.”

4 Responses

  1. C’mon, man. Everybody likes me. Vote for me, don’t be a chicken.

  2. Love the post.
    Not only do I agree with you, but you you succinctly put three points out there, and were able to tie them together.
    This kind of intelligent posting is what’s missing in the blogosphere.

  3. Edited the first comment to remove the ridiculously offensive username. I’m not exactly a champion of civil discourse or anything over here, but you gotta draw the line somewhere.

  4. […] the above example, I can think of four other ones off the top of my head. Leave any that I’m missing in the comments. If we can get up to […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: