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Old 10-07-2008, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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I was just reading a story (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081007/ap_on_el_pr/mccain_keating - broken link) about McCain and the Keating Five, and it included this quote from McCain:

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"The appearance of wrongdoing, fair or unfair, can be potentially as injurious as actual wrongdoing," McCain told the AP in March, reflecting on what he said were his lessons from the scandal. "Also, when questions are raised about your integrity or for that matter anything involving your public career, even, for example, a controversial position on the issues, it is best not to hide from the media or public."
1) "The appearance of wrongdoing, fair or unfair, can be potentially as injurious as actual wrongdoing." -- this certainly explains and perhaps in McCain's mind justifies the mudslinging .... if he can convince voters of an appearance of wrongdoing on Obama's part, perhaps he can reverse the way the election has been trending.

2) "Also, when questions are raised about your integrity or for that matter anything involving your public career, even, for example, a controversial position on the issues, it is best not to hide from the media or public." -- do you think he ever told his running mate this? Or by "running" mate does he mean run, Sarah, run ... away from the media?

I thought McCain had changed drastically from the McCain of 2000, but now I see that he has changed drastically even from the McCain of a few months ago!

erratic: having no fixed course; characterized by a lack of consistency, regularity, or uniformity; see: McCain, John, 1936-
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Old 10-07-2008, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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During the first Presidential debate (transcript), John McCain said:

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As far as our other issues that he brought up are concerned, I know the veterans. I know them well. And I know that they know that I'll take care of them. And I've been proud of their support and their recognition of my service to the veterans.

And I love them. And I'll take care of them. And they know that I'll take care of them. And that's going to be my job.
John, John, John .... talk is cheap.

Today, the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America released its Congressional scorecard for the 110th Congress. And they showed just how much they like the way McCain "cares" for them. The grade given to the good Senator from Arizona? He got a "D", one of only four Senators to receive that grade.

McCain got a "D" from IAVA for the 109th Congress as well.

What are you doing, John?
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Wow. More bad news from the Vets....
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:01 PM
 
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lol the vets hate John McCain.
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