Friday, May 02, 2008

How interesting

Shakesville already covered this-- and they covered it well.

But now the video is out....

Audience member: Is it true that you called your wife a cunt?

McCain: Now, now. You don't want to...Um, you know that's the great thing about town hall meetings, sir, but we really don't, there's people here who don't respect that kind of language. So I'll move on to the next questioner in the back.

How interesting that McCain dismisses this question because of the "offensive language." THAT'S THE WHOLE POINT!!! People KNOW that 'cunt' is a very offensive word -- that's why someone is asking WHY you would use it to refer to your wife?

Crazy weird how McCain never said, "I wouldn't use that word to talk about my wife." He's more offended that someone said the word 'cunt' in his presence than the idea that he may have said it to his wife... Lovely.

And as a Shakesville blogger pointed out-- it's all the more hypocritical from McCain considering the little chuckle he had when a supporter of his called Hillary Clinton a bitch.


Anonymous said...

Frankly, it was a good political move by McCain. Why get bogged down in a fruitless debate about the usage of an unpopular word? That kind of strategic thinking is what we need in a President!

Anonymous said...

Why get into a debate about an unpopular word? I suppose for the same reasons people get into debates about anything with a potential leader of a country. People want a better understanding of their values and whether or not that leader would represent them, thus weather or not he or she deserves a person's vote. You may take what he did as "strategic" but would you still think of it as such if it were from a candidate you didn't approve of?

Anne Onne said...

By strategic, we of course mean cowardly, don't we? It was only a good political move because he wouldn't have admitted it if he had, and would not have had the guts to apologise for his disrespect.

Here was I thinking that what makes a good leader is an ability to realise when you've made a big, visible mistake, make an apology, and get people to trust you again and move on. Apparently, dragging off anyone who says something you don't like is a good political move?

It wasn't about the word, but about whether a husband with overt disrespect of his wife should be trusted to run a country with millions of women in it, and make decisions over their lives. And brushing off the question doesn't make me think he'd be trustworthy to run a bath let alone a huge country.

Tobes said...

Anne Onne = ROCKSTAR