One of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s best-known supporters, feminist author Gloria Steinem, belittled John McCain’s ordeal as a prisoner of war and the torture he endured as a captured Navy airman.
“I mean, hello?” Steinem told a Texas crowd Saturday night as she was discussing McCain’s captivity by the Viet Cong.
“This is supposed to be a qualification to be president? I don’t think so,” The New York Observer quoted her as saying.
……”Suppose John McCain had been Joan McCain and Joan McCain had got captured, shot down and been a POW for eight years,” she said.
“Reporters 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.
She went on to slam military experience in general – an unusual tactic in a state with some of the country’s largest military installations.
“I am so grateful that she hasn’t been trained to kill anybody,” Steinem said of Clinton.
Oh christ. Does this broad realize how many women (like myself) were trained to kill, served in the military, and deployed to war?
I like the idea of a Commander-in-Chief who’s spent at least a little time in uniform, if even to give them a taste of what it means to be on the other side of the nation’s foreign policies.
You do take your chances, though. I bet Gloria loves the shit out of Jimmy Carter. He’s former Navy and a pusillanimous asshat who never met a dictator he didn’t like.
On the other hand, draft-dodger Bubba Clinton loathed the military and said that in a letter to his draft board. Once he got in he picked up where Carter left off; eviscerating the military even further, neglecting national security, and wagging the dog in Somalia and Bosnia while he collected Chinese cash and blow jobs from Monika. I bet Steinem giggles like a school girl over that.
To insult McCain’s bravery through his terrible years at the hands of the brutal Viet Cong, is standard fare for the Democratic Party.
Personally, I don’t like McCain’s weakness on illegal aliens and border security one bit, but to insult the man over surviving such a horrendous experience is just the type of despicable behavior reaped by what the Democrats have sown.
When it comes to Obama’s and Hillary’s “qualifications”….well, the Al Qaeda (or what’s left of them) probably think so.