They Did It
For several weeks I've been issuing joking disclaimers that my criticisms of McCain on completely unrelated subjects should not be considered an attack on his service in Vietnam. (I did it earlier today.) It never occurred to me that they'd actually go there but, apparently, the suggestion that McCain might have heard the questions before he appeared on stage at the Saddleback event --- because he wasn't in a "cone of silence" after all --- is impugning his integrity as a POW.
Nicolle Wallace, a spokeswoman for Mr. McCain, said on Sunday night that Mr. McCain had not heard the broadcast of the event while in his motorcade and heard none of the questions.
“The insinuation from the Obama campaign that John McCain, a former prisoner of war, cheated is outrageous,” Ms. Wallace said.
Well ok then. The man is incapable of cheating because he was a POW. We shall hear no more about it.
(Of course his first wife and the shareholders in the Lincoln Savings and Loan might disagree, but far be it for me to bring that up.)