The politics of personal destruction is alive and well in politics. I just HOPE they CHANGE their tune, because this is getting ridiculous.
“He was fresh out of jail, you know,” Gen. McPeak said. “Skinny kid. All beat up of course, physically. But quite thin. They weren’t feeding him very well in Hanoi. He’s done very well at the dinner table in Washington.”
Gen. McPeak also said Mr. McCain received special favors when he returned to the U.S.
“McCain was always kind of an exception,” Gen. McPeak said.
When told about Gen. McPeak’s comments, Mr. McCain’s roommate in the Hanoi Hilton was not amused.
“Surely a four-star general can come up with something better than that,” said Orson Swindle, a former Marine Corps pilot who, like Mr. McCain, was shot down over enemy territory. “It wreaks of pettiness and sarcasm, and I can’t imagine why he can make that kind of comment to imply that John McCain feasts at the Washington establishment.”
We’re supposed to be in a new Obama-inspired era of politics…an environment of substantive and reasoned discussion. Instead we have people like McPeak degrading the debate. In this new era is it really that hard to focus on an opponents positions on policy and their accomplishments(or lack thereof)?