Thursday, August 28, 2008

Jimmy Carter on John McCain

Jimmy Carter had nothing much to do this week (not being at the Convention until tonight), so he decided to pontificate on John McCain and his service to this nation. In an interview with USATODAY , Carter admitted McCain was a distinguished Naval Officer but that McCain was "milking" his POW status for all it was worth. Carter went on--
"explaining how he was bewildered to see him during a conversation earlier this month with pastor and author Rick Warren at the Saddlebrook Church in Lake Forest, Calif. Carter said that whether the question was about religion, domestic or foreign affairs, every answer came back to his five-and-a-half years as a POW."John McCain was able to weave in his experience in a Vietnam prison camp, no matter what the question was," said Carter, a 7-year Naval officer who served aboard submarines. It's much better than talking about how he's changed his total character between being a senator, a kind of a maverick at the time, and his acquiescence in the last few months with every kind of lobbyist pressure that the right wing Republicans have presented to him."

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