Friday, August 1, 2008

Where's McCain's Substance?

Admittedly, I got the idea from Jon Stewart. But after I started thinking about it, I actually wonder . . . where's John McCain's substance? What's his experience and qualifications for being president of the US? Where does he stand on the issues? And that stance, is that today, yesterday, or are you guessing ahead for tomorrow?

I was gonna google McCain and his flip-flops. But, wow! Some, I already know. He's flipped on affirmative action and taxes. He says he disagreed with Bush on war strategy, but that took awhile to kick in. He's flipped on oil-drilling and energy policy.

So, McCain's substance? Get back to me and let me know.

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But, I do have rules, and they also apply to those who agree with me. They just get the benefit of my already knowing the fact they'll be referring to.

So, here're the comment thread rules:

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3 - Don't rely on theories and conjectures. Show me how, for example, a public health insurance option will lead to "rationing" of health care.
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If you break those rules, I will edit your comment to my own whimsical satisfaction.

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