Is Getting Shot Down In A Plane A Qualification For Being President?
MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski and Andrea Mitchell are upset about this:
[CBS News' Bob] SCHIEFFER: . . . [Barack Obama has not] ridden in a fighter plane and gotten shot down.
Gen. [Wes] CLARK [former NATO Supreme Allied Commander and decorated Vietnam War veteran]: Well, I don't think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be president.SCHIEFFER: Really?
Yes Bob Schieffer, really. Do you think it is a qualification to be President? Does CBS News think it is? Why? I think Bob Schieffer has some questions to answer on this point imo.
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BTW, for those who care about the facts, Clark said in the same interview:
Gen. CLARK: . . . I certainly honor [McCain's] service as a prisoner of war. He was a hero to me and to hundreds of thousands of millions of others in the armed forces as a prisoner of war. . .
Is there more to say about McCain's having been a POW than this in regards to the Presidency? I do not think so. What do you think?
By Big Tent Democrat, speaking for me only
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