Politico on McCain’s Treacherous Tongue

It’s not his age or his mental acuity, folks. It’s because he “spends much more time than Obama talking extemporaneously, taking questions from voters and reporters.”

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said “Iraq” on Monday when he apparently meant “Afghanistan”, adding to a string of mixed-up word choices that is giving ammunition to the opposition. 

Just in the past three weeks, McCain has also mistaken “Somalia” for “Sudan,” and even football’s Green Bay Packers for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ironically, the errors have been concentrated in what should be his area of expertise: foreign affairs. 

McCain will turn 72 the day after Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) accepts his party’s nomination for president at the age of 47, calling new attention to the sensitive issue of McCain’s advanced age three days before the start of his own convention.

But McCain’s mistakes raise a serious, if uncomfortable question: Are the gaffes the result of his age? And what could that mean in the Oval Office? 

I, for one, don’t think McCain makes so many “slips of the tongue” because he’s 72. I think he makes them because he’s not very bright, and really isn’t interested or curious or mentally agile enough to have the geopolitical knowledge and understanding that is essential for intelligent foreign policy. 

Put more tartly, McCain really doesn’t know s**t about foreign policy.

 

3 Responses to “Politico on McCain’s Treacherous Tongue”

  1. gcotharn says:

    We agree on something else! McCain really isn’t as interested or curious as I would like him to be.

    Summary:
    1. We agree on the source of the Helms quotes.
    2. We agree that Thomas Friedman has some idiotic opinions.
    3. We agree McCain isn’t as interested or curious as we would like.

    I don’t know, Boo: if we agree on too much, will it dampen the sexual tension?

  2. Kathy says:

    I don’t know, Boo: if we agree on too much, will it dampen the sexual tension?

    Apparently my attempt at tactfully discouraging the above went right over your head. So now I will put it as bluntly as I can.

    Your personal, suggestive comments about me and to me on this blog are extremely offensive to me. They are not welcome. I am asking you, clearly and plainly, to stop. Please do not apologize or explain: JUST STOP.

    If you do not stop, I will have to take the matter up with the owner of this blog.

    Thank you very much.

  3. gcotharn says:

    I apologize. Sincerely.

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