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McCain forgets to attend committee meetings

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Maybe he didn’t forget, but just blew them off. But note his extremely great foreign policy knowledge, which doesn’t include, for example, knowing the difference between Sunni and Shi’a. ThinkProgress:

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), “the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, has attended zero of his committee’s six hearings on Afghanistan over the last two years,” ABC News reports:

A review of the Senate Armed Services Committee hearings as listed on the committee Web site for the past two years reveals that McCain’s committee has held six hearings that included the word “Afghanistan” in the title or Central Command — which overseas U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

McCain missed them all.

The McCain campaign said the senator’s “previous foreign policy experience make up for his recent lack of attendance at hearings.”

“… because the Senator feels no reason to contribute from his experience nor any need to find out what’s going on now.”

Written by Leisureguy

18 July 2008 at 10:13 am

Posted in Election, GOP

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  1. Just to “give back” to your very consistent blogging, I would like to offer you a few titles for some future posts you can use about John McCain, which I am absolutely certain *must* be true, therefore they can’t be viewed as relentless propaganda. I was able to get 10 done, that should last you till Tuesday, I hope:

    * McCain forgets own wife’s anniversary
    * McCain forgets what he had for lunch yesterday
    * McCain clueless to difference between bushel, peck
    * McCain can’t find own car in mall parking lot
    * McCain leaves sprinklers on during rain storm
    * McCain shoes untied
    * McCain forgets bank PIN
    * McCain leaves house without wallet
    * McCain loses dry cleaning ticket
    * McCain returns home from supermarket without Oreos



    18 July 2008 at 11:27 am

  2. The things McCain is forgetting or is mistaken about are in fact much more significant than your list. And he does, as noted by his spokesman, claim significant foreign policy expertise.

    I admit that I was joking about him forgetting the committee meetings. He just blew them off, most likely. He hasn’t voted in the Senate since sometime last April, but the committee meetings have occurred over the past two years, so it wasn’t campaigning that kept him away. Obviously, he felt that the meetings were a low priority.

    Take a look at this list—the items are not in the same category as those you listed. And some of them—such as his repeated references to Czechoslovakia, a country that hasn’t existed for 15 years—cast doubt on his foreign policy expertise.

    Given his age, his continuing blunders, I think it’s reasonable to wonder about his capacity for the presidency. Don’t you?



    18 July 2008 at 11:34 am

  3. I think that his age is the low hanging fruit that is being zealously dissected and sensationalized by the extreme liberal media because a) it’s easy and b) they are not too bright. There are lots of reasons not to vote for him, but as far as his blunders are concerned, I think mine are as relevant as any others.



    18 July 2008 at 11:38 am

  4. I understand, but I disagree. His blunders look pretty bad to me. But, of course, time will tell. If he in fact has early stages of Alzheimer’s, it will become clear over the next few years.



    18 July 2008 at 11:43 am

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