“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.”…
“I am so grateful that she [Clinton] hasn’t been trained to kill anybody. And she probably didn’t even play war games as a kid. It’s a great relief from Bush in his jump suit and from Kerry saluting.”
Oprah Winfrey jumped into the political ring a while ago, coming out for Obama. In a recent interview with USA Today, though, she threatens to hang up at the mere mention of John McCain:
What about John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee? "Oh, please," she replies. "Bye-bye."
She doesn't hang up — but the threat has been made.
Gloria Steinem and Oprah Winfrey can both go "bye-bye" as far as I'm concerned. Both women pretty overrated as far as I'm concerned anyways, and neither of them have done anything in their piddling little lives to compare to what McCain has done. Being a TV personality doesn't hold a candle to being a POW for five years; being at the forefront of the hysterical, man-hating new wave of feminism does not make her worthy to so much as kiss McCain's combat boots.
Here's a video from an A&E "Biography", showing details of John McCain's torture and captivity in Vietnam. McCain's been getting a lot of flak lately, and understandably so. I hate where he stands on certain issues as much as most conservatives do. But let's not completely tarnish his reputation; let's still remember the sacrifice he made for his country. Agree or disagree with his policies, I will always be thankful and respectful to John McCain for what he went through. The man's a war hero, and we shouldn't forget that just because we disagree with him on certain political issues.
Hat Tip: Debbie Schlussel