Friday, May 18, 2007

St. John McCain Is The Only Presidential Candidate To Miss Votes On Iraq This Year...

...and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took him to the woodshed for his hypocrisy:

Liz Oxhorn, a spokeswoman for Reid, told The Hill, “Sen. McCain has spent considerable time defending the president on Iraq and catering to the Republican base on immigration, but has only managed to show up for four of the last 14 Iraq votes and parachute into [yesterday’s] immigration press conference at the last minute. Who is the real John McCain?”


While McCain has missed four of 14 Senate roll calls on the war this year, other presidential candidates have managed their schedules around the high-profile votes.

Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), Joseph Biden (D-Del.), Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.) voted on each of the 14 measures.

In the House, on three major votes dealing with the troop surge and supplemental funding for the war, the four announced presidential candidates voted every time.

Reps. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), Ron Paul (R-Texas) and Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) registered their votes on all three occasions.

McCain’s campaign said the rigorous travel schedule necessary when running for the White House makes it extremely difficult to be voting all the time in Washington.

Sure, the rigorous travel schedule and demands are tough when you're running for president, but how come ALL of the other candidates in the Senate and the House were able to make the votes but St. John wasn't?

The next time McCain pontificates about the Iraq war on TV, maybe the Beard or Russert can ask him why he doesn't feel it's necessary to show up for war votes that ALL of the other candidates think are important enough to show up for.

This sort of carelessness says something about the man, don't you think?

I understand McCain called Sen. Cornyn (R-TX) a scatological term usually associated with chickens, and shortly thereafter, snarled "F___ you!"

Considering Cornyn's character and his propensity for stalling or cripling any legislation he thinks the WH wouldn't love, it appears that McCain is at least able to recognise chicken poop when he sees it. That's an improvement over his seeming inability to recognise the large mammal barnyard fertilizer that the White House is shoveling.

Still, small steps...
Cornyn is an ass. The problem for McCain, though, is that he has basically told just about every senator to go F___ themselves.

It will be interesting to see how Repubs pull the "The Dem nominee's got anger issues" meme out if McCain is the GOP nominee. They use that meme all the time, but McCain has the REAL anger problem.
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