POW Card…Again

In case you missed it, John McCain and Barack Obama were involved in a Q&A session with Reverend Rick Warren at the Saddleback Church in California Saturday night. The premise was to be that Warren questioned Obama while McCain sat in a separate room unable to hear the questions as Warren would be asking him similar ones when he took the stage.

I will leave the who won or lost questions to someone else but unbeknownst to Warren and apparently the media until now was that McCain wasn’t in his “cone of silence” and was in fact in his motorcade on the way to the Church while Obama was being questioned. That fact is now being used to call into question whether McCain was listening in on the questions in order to be more prepared when it was his turn, a claim his camp denies.

Did McCain listen in? The back and forth on that argument I am sure will continue throughout the blogosphere for days but one comment by John McCain’s spokeswoman Nicolle Wallace really stuck out.

“The insinuation from the Obama campaign that John McCain, a former prisoner of war, cheated is outrageous,” Ms. Wallace said.

So please tell me again how McCain’s time as a POW has anything to do with this? Do former POW’s never lie or cheat? Is that a previously unknown side effect of the Vietnamese torturing that many of our POW’s endured?

You see most of us get it, he was a POW, he had it rough, he served his country with honor but believe it or not pulling out the POW card each and everytime he is forced to defend himself has stopped working. A long time ago…Ok not completely true, it still works when smearing Wesley Clark.

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