Saturday, September 13, 2008

can you hear me now?

Mushy alerted me to John McCain's View appearance and I watched clips last night. I have to say, the women shouldn't have even bothered to have him on if they're weren't going to listen to what he had to say with an open mind. Much better someone like Oprah says, "Not having them on," than pretending to be gracious then railroading the poor guy.

Speaking of McCain, he was in Shanksville on 9/11 to speak at the crash site of Flight 93. He kept his remarks short, eloquent and focused on the people who lost their lives, their families and the significance of the day. I don't think McCain's talk lasted for five minutes, but he laid a wreath then spoke with all the family members of crash victims. He never mentioned nor even remotely hinted at politics.
Yesterday there was a write up by the editor of our local paper in which he said McCain should never have come to Shanksville becasuse despite the fact that he stayed focused on 9/11, the "ceremony...to mark the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks was not the place for someone running for president." Because some of the CROWD chose to chant, "John! John" the blame for that should not lie at McCain's feet. He never fed into it. He should not be excluded from the ceremonies simply because he's running for office.
This is a classic case of not being able to please all the people all the time. Had he NOT come, no doubt this guy would have been the first to blast him for not doing so.

1 comment:

BBC said...

So other than that, how are things going?