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Gloria Steinem’s Shameful McCain POW Comment

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She was stumping for Hillary in Texas and I can’t imagine she will be again any time soon. Of course, Hillary’s campaign may be over soon so this may be a complete non issue. At the very least, Hillary should denounce AND reject the following.

From New York Observer:

“Suppose John McCain had been Joan McCain and Joan McCain had got captured, shot down and been a POW for eight years. [The media would ask], ‘What did you do wrong to get captured? What terrible things did you do while you were there as a captive for eight years?’” Steinem said, to laughter from the audience.

McCain was, in fact, a prisoner of war for around five-and-a-half years, during which time he was tortured repeatedly. Referring to his time in captivity, Steinem said with bewilderment, “I mean, hello? This is supposed to be a qualification to be president? I don’t think so.”

Congrats Gloria…you’re back in the news!

But seriously, there really aren’t very many additional words needed when somebody says something this dumb. All I need to do is highlight it and move on.

Let’s hope Hillary responds soon.

UPDATE:
Woops. Looks like the post had been updated…

The Clinton campaign sends over the following statement from Howard Wolfson: “Senator Clinton has repeatedly praised Senator McCain’s courage and service to our country. These comments certainly do not represent her thinking in any way. Senator Clinton intends to have a respectful debate with Senator McCain on the issues.”

Ehh…I think she can do a lot better than that, but I doubt we’ll hear much more about this.