Gloria Steinem’s Shameful McCain POW Comment
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.
â€œSuppose 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], â€˜What did you do wrong to get captured? What terrible things did you do while you were there as a captive for eight years?â€™â€ 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, â€œI mean, hello? This is supposed to be a qualification to be president? I donâ€™t think so.â€
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.
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.