Incredible…..incredibly stupid that is:
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem took to the stump on Hillary Clinton’s behalf here last night and quickly proved that she has lost none of her taste for provocation.
“Suppose John McCain had been Joan McCain and Joan McCain had got captured, shot down and been a POW for eight years. [The media would ask], ‘What did you do wrong to get captured? What terrible things did you do while you were there as a captive for eight years?’” Steinem said, to laughter from the audience.
McCain was, in fact, a prisoner of war for around five-and-a-half years, during which time he was tortured repeatedly. Referring to his time in captivity, Steinem said with bewilderment, “I mean, hello? This is supposed to be a qualification to be president? I don’t think so.”
Disregarding the disgusting nature of her attack on his experience as a POW lets look at her argument. That being the fact that someone’s military experience is not a qualification to be Commander in Chief.
But being the wife of a President does give someone qualification? Is she for real? Hillary’s experience as First Lady and her few years in the senate do NOT make her more qualified then someone with military combat experience AND 24 years in the Senate.
Really no reason to bring up Obama since he has no qualifications to be President anyway, other then the one bill he was able to get passed.
Then we have Wesley Clark saying McCain doesn’t have the “right” kind of experience:
In the national security business, the question is, do you have — when you have served in uniform, do you really have the relevant experience for making the decisions at the top that have to be made? Everybody admires John McCain’s service as a fighter pilot, his courage as a prisoner of war. There’s no issue there. He’s a great man and an honorable man. But having served as a fighter pilot — and I know my experience as a company commander in Vietnam — that doesn’t prepare you to be commander-in-chief in terms of dealing with the national strategic issues that are involved. It may give you a feeling for what the troops are going through in the process, but it doesn’t give you the experience first hand of the national strategic issues.
If you look at what Hillary Clinton has done during her time as the First Lady of the United States, her travel to 80 countries, her representing the U.S. abroad, plus her years in the Senate, I think she’s the most experienced and capable person in the race, not only for representing am abroad, but for dealing with the tough issues of national security.
You can’t make this stuff up. McCain responded:
Wes Clark should be ashamed of himself. John McCain’s 24 years in the US Senate, serving as Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, and leadership on every major national security issue over the last two decades has prepared him to lead as commander in chief from day one.
If this is how they are going to go about attacking McCain then Hillary’s minions really aren’t that smart after all.