Monday, August 18, 2008


Our man crush on the American Hero aside, the bee Andrew Sullivan has in his bonnet over McCain's cross in the dirt POW story is just silly.

Sullivan writes:

Here are the perfectly legitimate questions reporters should now, in my opinion, ask McCain:

why did you not mention this transcendent story in 1973? Why, in discussing three Christmases in captivity in Vietnam, was this story - far more powerful than any of the other anecdotes - omitted? How was it possible for the gun guard of May 1969 to be present at Christmas that year when McCain had been transferred to another camp? Is it possible that McCain's memory has faded with time and that he has simply fused his own memories with other stories - as Clinton did with Bosnia sniper fire and as Kerry did in remembering another Christmas he could not have actually witnessed where he said he did?

And why are we not allowed to ask these questions, when they relate to one of the most important questions anyone can ask about a president: the question of integrity?
Whoa, whoa, whoa, Andrew.

No one's saying you can't ask these questions.

All GMP1 is saying is that you're not going to sound very bright doing it.