Friday, September 12, 2008

Stay Classy, Obama

You know, I am beginning to think Barack Obama really doesn't want to be President. Either that, or he's too lazy to research important details before approving ads for his campaign. When I posted the link to Obama's new "1982" ad, I assumed it was simply an effort to paint Senator McCain as an out-of-touch old geezer -- that is, until I did a little surfing around the blogosphere. If Team Obama had bothered to do some simple fact-checking, they might have refrained from poking fun of a war hero's injuries. Guess that was too much too ask of The One, whose zeal to paint McCain as a Washington relic will now backfire spectacularly. From The Boston Globe, back in 2000:

McCain's severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes. Friends marvel at McCain's encyclopedic knowledge of sports. He's an avid fan - Ted Williams is his hero - but he can't raise his arm above his shoulder to throw a baseball.

After Vietnam, McCain had Ann Lawrence, a physical therapist, help him regain flexibility in his leg, which had been frozen in an extended position by a shattered knee. It was the only way he could hope to resume his career as a Navy flier, but Lawrence said the treatment, taken twice a week for six months, was excruciatingly painful.

''He endured it, he wouldn't settle for less,'' said Lawrence, who rejoiced with McCain when he passed the Navy physical. ''I have never seen such toughness and resolve.''

But hey, that's nothing compared to being a community organizer with a proficiency for email. Keep it up, Obama. You're making it much easier than we thought.

H/T: Hot Air

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