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Attacking McCain on the P.O.W. Issue

The latest you hear from the Left is that John McCain is using his P.O.W. story as a crutch to answer every attack, for example, when he used the line on Leno last night when asked about his houses:

“Could I just mention to you Jay, that in a moment of seriousness, I spent five and a half years in a prison cell, I didn’t have a house, I didn’t have a kitchen table, I didn’t have a table, I didn’t have a chair…”

But, in reality, has Senator McCain mentioned his P.O.W. experience any more than Barack Obama has mentioned his singular achievement, being a “community organizer”? And Obama has used his time as an organizer to defend himself from the “elitism” charge:

“It is true,’’ Obama added, “I am amused about this notion of elitist,’’ given that he was raised by a single mother who for a time relied on food stamps and married a woman of humble means as well. “We both had to finance our entire law school educations borrowing money, and we paid off our student loans about five years ago, six years ago… “We lived for the first 13 years in our marriage, up until three years ago, in a one-bedroom condo without a garage,’’ Obama said, “which means, if you live in Chicago, you are scraping ice from your windshield’’ in the morning.
“That’s when you know we’re in political silly season.’’

John McCain reminds voters that there are harder things to endure than scraping ice.

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