John McCain Demands Rush Retract ‘Phony Soldier’ updated
The first Republican candidate for president has come out strong against Rush’s slur.
Any American who risks his or her life to defend us has earned the
respect and gratitude of every American citizen, irrespective of their views
on this war. If Mr. Limbaugh made the remark he is reported to have made,
it reflects very poorly on him and not the objects of his offensive comment.
I expect most Americans, whatever their political views, will have the same
reaction. He would be well advised to retract it and apologize.
If McCain had stood up to Bush’s swiftboating in South Carolina in 2000 the world might look a lot different today.
As a friend said in an email, Where’s Rudy’s anti-Rush NYT ad?
UPDATE: Slick Mitt had his people do it for him. We don’t call him Slick Mitt for nothin’.
“Governor Romney would disagree with the negative characterization of those men and women who serve with honor and distinction in the United States Military. There may be disagreements with individual opinions, but no one would ever dispute the fact that those members of the military who disagree with the war have earned the right to express that opinion.” – Romney’s spokesman