Wednesday, October 22, 2008

McCain: "I've been tested", and found wanting

Here's a piece on McCain claiming that he's been tested and Obama hasn't been.

McCain cites his experience sitting in the cockpit of his fighter jet on the deck of the USS Enterprise, expecting to bomb Cuba. He says, in part, we were "anxious to fly our first mission".

First and foremost it was JFK who was tested as President. McCain was anxious to be tested as a bomber. No small difference.

As I've said many times, words matter. McCain's world view informs his rhetoric. He says he's "battle ready" to be president on day one. He told a woman who shouted out that Obama was an Arab, that he didn't want to dampen her "ferocity".

This man's speech, his erratic behavior, his willingness to do anything, say anything to get elected betray him as being unfit for the nation's highest office. We can't take the chance that his documented rages might move him to push that awful button. We simply can't risk having a fighter pilot, anxious to start a bombing run on another country, in the Situation Room wielding ultimate power over life on earth.

Yes, he's been tested as a fighter pilot. Now he's being evaluated as a contender for the highest office in the land, and leader of the free world. One can't be tested as president without being the president. As a contender for that job he is found wanting.

Adding to the worry McCain says that Palin "shares my world view". Uh oh.

Leanderthal, Lighthouse Keeper

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