Jimmy Carter Says John McCain “Milking” his Vietnam POW … Unfortunate Comments from a Once President of Change


Former Democratic President Jimmy Carter has stated that Republican Presidential nominee is milking the time he spent in Vietnam as a POW. Carter said that McCain was “milking every possible drop of advantage” of his prisoner of war status. Might bid words from a former failure of a President who ran on the platform of “change” and who was too inexperienced for the job. One would think that a former President and member of the US military would have a bit more class and reverence for someone who served their country.

You decide whether McCain is milking his 6 years as a POW and being tortured. Whether you are for McCain or not, give respect where respect is due. McCain is an American Patriot.

 Former president Jimmy Carter called Republican presidential candidate John McCain a “distinguished naval officer,” but he said the Arizona senator has been “milking every possible drop of advantage” from his time served as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

 Carter said that whether he was asked about religion, domestic or foreign affairs, every answer came back to McCain’s 5½ years as a POW.

“John McCain was able to weave in his experience in a Vietnam prison camp, no matter what the question was,” Carter said. “It’s much better than talking about how he’s changed his total character between being a senator, a kind of a maverick … and his acquiescence in the last few months with every kind of lobbyist pressure that the right-wing Republicans have presented.”

The remarks are truly unfortunate and bitter comments from Carter, a former Presidential failure, who once ran on the “politics of CHANGE” and brought us the “misery index” of double digit inflation, unemployment and interest rates.

As Hot Air points out, will Carter say that Obama/Biden will milk Biden’s son Iraq experience? And Power Line goes on further to point out the gap in experience between McCain and Obama.

In any event, if Obama can constantly refer to his three year stint as a “community organizer” on the South Side of Chicago, and Biden can invoke multiple references to his stuttering, I don’t see why McCain shouldn’t talk about “the Hanoi Hilton.”


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  • Comments

    55 Responses to “Jimmy Carter Says John McCain “Milking” his Vietnam POW … Unfortunate Comments from a Once President of Change”

    1. dnnsvaughan@yahoo.com on August 29th, 2008 5:53 am

      carter should have stayed at home counting his peanuts. carter was the first “candidate of change”, and the most ineffective and dangerous president in this century. obama is trying to follow in his footsteps.

    2. A New Girl on August 29th, 2008 7:20 am

      I think there are many Americans, both DEM and REP who will agree that Jimmy Carter goes down in history as one of the worst President’s of all time.

      Seriously, that he would even say such a thing is ludicrous. Time for Jimmy to get back on his meds and settle down.

    3. Rusty Bridges on August 29th, 2008 8:35 am

      Worst President? Wasn’t he the “great foreign policy” President? You know, the same one who was toyed with for over 400 days by the “little” country of Iran.

      Cripes sake! What kind drugs are the Dems doing?

      Milking? Obama has nothing to milk so he milks other peoples work and makes it his. “Tribute” to Dr. Luther King? Give me a break, talk about milking.

      He even stole from the Wizard of Oz with the “ordinary individuals doing extrordinary things” speach. Yeah I know someone else came up with that before the Great Oz, but you know Barry got it from the Oz, or maybe the Wiz.

      Thats what it is, these liberals are living in the Land of Oz.

    4. Richard on August 29th, 2008 8:52 am

      What is it about people who once were prominent in politics that they seemingly can’t stop shooting off their mouths at every opportunity?

      The same legacy of the celebrity culture, I guess.

    5. yoyo muffintop on August 29th, 2008 8:59 am

      I guess all that crying about Obama not being ready as CIC just went out the window.
      Go ahead and try to sell her as being ready to be Commander in Chief.
      This just undermined the republicans entire smear campaign.
      A symbolic choice, not substantive.

      Ohhhhh the hypocrisy of attacking Obama about “experience” and then picking an unknown VP to serve with a 72 year old dude. Priceless.

    6. A New Girl on August 29th, 2008 9:16 am

      YoYo- While I was pulling for Romney as McCain’s VP choice since he would have added much to the party for his proven economics experience…give McCain credit at least for “change”.

      If elected, the first female VP in the White House. Of course, his campaign advisors highly recommended this choice to also show that McCain can go against the grain and put his faith in a YOUNG (there goes your age theory) and female (he’s not a sexist now either, obviously) up and comer in the GOP.

      Overall, pretty good move.

    7. Rusty Bridges on August 29th, 2008 9:51 am

      Check Mate!

    8. david r on August 29th, 2008 10:17 am

      Carter ought to stick to peanuts and plucking chickens. Remember how ineffectual he was as CIC ? The Ayatollah released the hostages the very minute Reagan was sworn in, because at that moment the US had a president who had a pair. Carter just bawled like a sissy when the hostages were released. And do you remember how he could not pronounce the work “nuclear” ? He kept saying how Amy was afraid of “new-kee-uh” war. I had to ask, what in the world is he talking about ? After a time, no one cared what he was talking about. I still don’t.

    9. yoyo muffintop on August 29th, 2008 10:30 am

      McCain will spend all fall defending his VP pick rather than talking the republican message.
      McCain has been saying that being president requires a lot of experience. I guess he’s changed his mind yet again with his VP pick.

      Independents and national security focused voters will look at this pick and criticize McCain for a lack of judgment.
      Given all that McCain has said about the ability to handle national security, Palin is not ready to step into any role in that regard. She is the most unqualified person to be VP and President.
      This just gave the Obama-Biden ticket a better sense of comfort to voters.
      McCain talks about not putting politics before country – this pick just killed that.
      I never thought the republicans would concede the fight before it even began…but now they have.

      The pick destroys McCain’s themes against Obama.

    10. caesu on August 29th, 2008 10:42 am

      well, mccain has been milking it a little bit.
      trying to dodge questions by playing the POW-card.

      quite smart really, because the interviewer will hesitate to ask the follow-up question.
      but it’s not going unnoticed after he played that card just a few times too often.

      see him dodging a question about his houses gaffe on CBS Face the Nation:
      and here on Leno:

      and more examples:

    11. Rusty Bridges on August 29th, 2008 10:43 am

      I think in that early meeting with Hillary, Obama was begging her to be his running mate. His campaign knew he needed her for a clean sweep. She told him to get stuffed. She new her time could come later and didn’t need his sorry behind. It’s all or nothing for her and I feel the same way for her. the Dems and the press screwed her chances to be President and they screwed the Dems chance for a Presidency by floating Obama instead of her. I mean really, when you put race aside, which the press just can’t seem to do, as well as gender. Look at the individual and their strengths as well as experience and what do you see?. Look at it this way,if they were both white men you see Clinton as the Pres. and Obama as Vp. That is what they should have gone with, but we gotta’ have history of the highest denomination!

      McCain capitalized on a opportunity to get the women and the change vote. Great move given the polls lately.

      C’mon, Biden? All the people that were expecting change must have lost a little bit of their soul when they heard that name. Now they can find change, experience and responsibility in the GOP.

      All the Dems got now is Bush this and Bush that, whawww whaww boo hooo.

    12. yoyo muffintop on August 29th, 2008 10:44 am

      New Girl – you can say that because you vote off the many issues that you feel important…everyone else on here just cried “national security, national security”.
      I’m giddy to see the hypocrisy from those people come out because let’s face it – Palin ain’t got it and McCain is 72yrs old.

    13. Kristy on August 29th, 2008 10:57 am

      I am very thankful to Sen Mccain for his efforts and sacrifices for our country…all of these people that are complaining bout it have obvioulsy not risked and suffered as much as every veteran of our Military. Thank god for vets!

    14. yoyo muffintop on August 29th, 2008 11:54 am

      Did McCain pick someone who could take his place as President in a crisis or rather the obvious – pandering to American women?

      Wasn’t it John McCain who accused Obama of putting winning an election ahead of the good of the country?

      So much for experience being essential to republicans.

      This was the single most important executive decision McCain has ever made, one that will have ramifications for the entire world (if they win), and he acted like it was a beauty contest.

      It’s such a bad pick it must be brilliant.

    15. WG on August 29th, 2008 12:10 pm


      Many years ago, John McCain could not know that someday he would run for president. He probably had no way of knowing he would run as a Republican.

      He was wounded and was being given the opportunity to leave a horrible POW experience. He chose to honor a personal and group code of honon. Simply put – “first in, first out”.

      He put others ahead of his personal safety and comfort.

      It would have been easy to take a lesser road -embarassing to his family, and himself. I imagine people would have helped him make excuses for the next thirty plus years.

      It is the ability to put others before himself that I admire about John McCain.

      Self sacrifice isn’t always the path to glory, riches, or physical comfort.

    16. WG on August 29th, 2008 12:20 pm

      Where has the Obama family been for the past twenty years?

      When have they put others before themselves? I believe Barack has worked at a lower paying community service job to empower others.

      Michelle worked in corporate America. Has she helped to keep health care costs affordable for all Americans?

      I remember a time before hospitals were the elaborate and luxury monuments they are today. They were simple and basic, and provided for the public welfare, at a very popular price. Many communities could afford them.

      I’m not sure when or where the Obama’s entered public service.

      I’m not sure how many times Barack voted for or AGAINST Bush policies.

      What are the accomplishments of Barack for the past four years? How has he helped to put American on track for the future?

    17. dave on August 29th, 2008 1:33 pm

      I love it when all these left wing, liberal, socialists squirm as they know they are never going to win against a true Patriot and American Hero as John McCain. McCain will trounce your Obamassiah.

    18. Patti on August 29th, 2008 1:54 pm

      Carter WASN’t the one that paid Iran to hold their hostages until after the election…

      It was a Republican, one that I believe was the WORST president of ALL time, Ronald (Hollywood) Reagan.

      Read between the lines…

      Do you want a war mongrel in the white office… one that wears his war wounds like a crown… or someone that cares about people? This nation NEEDS change. It’s time we spend those HUNDREDS of BILLIONS of dollars on correcting the things that are wrong in this country… instead of policing the world and leaving our own people to suffer. The more we allow the Middle East to control our lives with the cost of protecting THEIR oil fields is money spent in their economy, not ours. Having our troops there, like sitting ducks, is ten times worse than trying to negotiate for the lives of our ordinary citizens. Isn’t THAT what we want from our great nation? How much better had it been, if Natalee was afforded the same protection as the oil tankers in the gulf or a president that cared more about the safety of his citizens, as opposed to one that would sacrifice them to a one-sided, conflict of interest that is apparent in the conduct of this nation in Iraq for the past eight years.

      I don’t care who the change comes from, but I don’t believe the voting record of McCain. I think he’s had his eyes on the white house for some time and there’s no telling WHERE this country and its’ economy will be if we have to tollerate another onslaught of the war-minded, tyrants in this world.

      Think about this:

      With the price per barrel


      The price of having our troups in Iraq…

      HOW much is that OIL, really, costing us?

      If we take pride in being a nation of capitalists, who’s economy is based on supply and demand; why can’t we let Iraq compete for their own money and leave it up to the OPEC countries to protect their own oil fields, refineries and shipping channels?



    19. Michael on August 29th, 2008 1:58 pm

      Jimmy Carter was 18 in 1942. He did not enlist, instead he wrangled his way into the Naval Academy until he graduated in 1946. In 1953, in the middle of the Korean conflict he resigned from the Navy. I do not see how he is qualified to judge John Mccain who placed himself in harms way in service of his country and paid a dear price for it.

    20. Maggie on August 29th, 2008 2:12 pm

      I could be more entertained watching mould grow on bread, then listening to Al Bore.. His global bs is a joke.. Why didn’t Al last night tell that Hollywood group to start conserving , or cut short the evening to save energy, or cut short and send some of that money to the little people they claim they are for, what about military families that are struggling? These people’s votes don’t count any more than anyone else’s.

      Al Bore reminds me of a wannabe still whining like a 2 year old when he lost. They had 8 years to catch Bin Laden,, they did nothing.. Talk about a phony. Partying with the millionaires of Hollywood, using all that electric and energy and complaining that people are denying an energy crisis.

      Take it from me,” Gore continued,” if it had ended differently, we would not be bogged down in Iraq, we would have pursued bin Laden until we captured him. We would not be facing a self-inflicted economic crisis; we would be fighting for middle-income families. We would not be showing contempt for the Constitution; we’d be protecting the rights of every American, regardless of race, religion, disability, gender or sexual orientation. And we would not be denying the climate crisis; we’d be solving it.”

      20 room mansion, 8 bathrooms heated by natural gas, pool house, and separate guest house heated by gas.. This mansion consumes more energy than the average American household in an entire year .. $2,400 per month. This home consumes 20 times the national average for American homes in natural gas.

      George Bush’s house in Texas incorporates every green feature current home construction can provide.


      Sara Palin has no world experience? Well, the man they want to be the Messiah or Chosen one has none either and they want him in the lead seat. Last night his speech was just surface crap aka fairy tale. Who is going to pay for all this stuff he says? 3 guesses and the first 2 don’t count.. To compare Obama to Lincoln, Kennedy or Martin Luther King or Roosevelt..give me a break, the man has done much of nothing in politics.

    21. david r on August 29th, 2008 2:12 pm

      Obama has only been in Washinton since 2004. Kennedy had been in Washinton 14 years when he was elected. Now everyone is making Obama a big star.

      I wonder who the OJ JURY is voting for ?

      Who is pandering to whom ?

    22. Maggie on August 29th, 2008 2:20 pm

      I voted for Jimmy Carter..was the worst president to me in my life time..Met him and his wife at a rally in the Airport in Charleston, Illinois. Met Ronald Reagan.. he is the only president born in Illinois.. Was a very likable man to me. Every time you see Carter on tv..he just looks like a bitter old man. I give him credit for Habitat for Humanity.

    23. Patti on August 29th, 2008 2:23 pm

      WG is right, but I would bet on a liberal bridge builder… one that can communicate with people, before I’d vote for another military giant.

      Besides, if we all lived our lives like Jimmy Carter, giving time and money to the poor and pouring his heart and soul into EVERY crisis that concerns people… we’d be that great nation everyone is yearning for.

      Why is it that people mistake humility as weakness? Does ones power lie in his ability to tromp on someone or is it better to talk softly, being humble in all your ways, and carry a big stick? Carter has more class in his little finger than most people do in their whole bodies, and any backlash from a bunch of living room quarterbacks, is nothing more than a moment in time. There is a big picture, if only you step back beyond your own need to bellyache and think about the kind of future you want to leave for your children and grandchildren and the right of everyone to co-exist.



    24. dave on August 29th, 2008 2:26 pm

      #18 Patti you must be a comedian. I busted a gut laughing at that post. Or you live in another world LOL.

      McCain a true Patriotic American Hero and our great USA next President.

    25. Maggie on August 29th, 2008 2:34 pm

      One flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

      The Politico) House Democratic leaders and protesters waving McCain signs had a war of words Tuesday at a press event outside an old train station. The demonstrators interrupted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with chants of “Drill here! Drill now!”

      Pelosi paused and asked the group, “Right here?”

      Seeming to enjoy the back and forth, she followed with another question: “Can we drill your brains?”

      She went on to refer to the protestors, who continued to chant sporadically, as “handmaidens of Big Oil.” Arguing that increased offshore drilling would only reduce gas prices two cents in 10 years, she referred to the demonstrators as the “two-cents-in-ten-years-crowd.”

      Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer swiped at the demonstrators, too, saying that “sophomoric chanting” won’t solve the energy crisis and that “all thinking Americans know” — stressing the word “thinking” and looking at the crowd — that America doesn’t have a quarter of the word’s fossil fuels yet uses a quarter of the world’s energy.


    26. Patti on August 29th, 2008 2:39 pm

      I didn’t like the Reagan years. The streets were filled with homeless lunatics as all the money for keeping our brothers in their assylums was spent on star-war funding… shifting the responsibility for the mentally disturbed to the middle class.

      Reaganomics didn’t work as women and children resorted to sleep in their cars as shelters and homes for the abused were forced to close their doors. Parts of he cities looked like make shift housing as people were forced to live under bridges and carry what little was left of their worldly goods were pushed around in a shopping cart.

      We are our brothers keepers and their way of life effects ours. There will always be the ones that are mentally ill, retarded, abandoned and abused. The way we care for them is an indication of how affluent and intelligent we are, as a society. Besides, it keeps our streets safer to care for those that can’t care for themselves.


    27. Patti on August 29th, 2008 2:45 pm


      Is it not wiser to let the OPEC Nations deal with the problems that come with drilling and shipping oil? You may be bored with Al Gore, but there is something to be said about keeping our soil furtile and our water clean and the balance that comes from nature.

    28. Patti on August 29th, 2008 2:51 pm



      Sorry to say, I live in the same imperfect world as you.

      Everyone is entitled to their opinion, right?


    29. Miss-Underestimated on August 29th, 2008 3:28 pm

      Rosalyn ought to have Jimmy checked for senility.
      Carter IS in history as one of the worse US presidents. IS….say it again IS

      Palin is a governor. not a legislator. she went against her own party for corruption. Why has Obama gone after Blago for corruption can we say Resko. Obama has done nothing, for Illinois, go check his record.

    30. A New Girl on August 29th, 2008 3:28 pm

      Yoyo-Don’t you see that by McCain picking Palin- he has the Dem’s trapped?? That is EXACTLY what he wants Obama to do is even attempt to drum up the “experience” argument—-Obama- only 2+ yrs. in the Senate and ABSOLUTELY NO EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE AT ALL??? LOL Please….go there, keep going there…we beg you !!

      So, it’s okay- Palin has 12 yrs. experience, some as Mayor- additional as Gov. At least on the REP ticket- the person running for Pres. has the MOST overall experience of ANYONE PERIOD ! Palin also possesses a strong, middle-class upbringing and this woman was not “born” into or married any absorbatant amount of wealth …her accomplishments are TRULY her own. Mother of 5, fascinating personal story as well.

      So, once again- let Obama & Biden be ignorant and pompous enough to try and play the “experience” game…they will lose all the way on that one and it will continue to give McCain the opporunity to drive down perhaps the only saving grace in not having Obama elected……this is precisely one thing he CANNOT get away with attempting to convince the public he has enough of. Americans are mostly concerned and will hesitate on voting for him for this reason alone. Again, Biden is not the candidate for President, Obama is.


      Say what you want, you know it is the truth staring you right in the face.

    31. A New Girl on August 29th, 2008 3:33 pm

      YoYo- Also- do we have to state the obvious on Obama’s “national security” experience? (Hence, his pick for VP with a Senior Senator. At least someone who has been kicking around congress long enough to have had some association with the national security issues.


      Zilch. Zippo. Nada. Zero. Nil. The Big Goose Egg.

      Don’t care what Biden has, Barrack has none and don’t want him learning or acquiring this skill set on the job. Are you kidding me? This is so blatantly obvious and we’re not even going to dig up any dirt on Barrack’s past dealings and negative associations….just EXPERIENCE-WISE….Barrack falls wayyyyy short.

    32. A New Girl on August 29th, 2008 3:37 pm

      And…to further pontificate on this point…McCain/Palin’s campaign is moving straight forward with one central theme:


    33. BUN on August 29th, 2008 3:48 pm

      YoYo…you have a lot of nerve, I saw all the black leaders using MLK’s speach to get people to vote for a black candidate just because of the race…that, in my book, is racist. What is the difference if women just vote for McCain’s VP pick because she’s a woman???? What happened to voting for someone because you believe in them, not gender or race. You might want to alter your medication!

    34. Maggie on August 29th, 2008 3:50 pm

      Al Bore had made millions off of the global warming issue.. and doesn’t even practice what he preaches as stated above with the house, limos, jets, suvs and his Hollywood buddies… ditto..

    35. WG on August 29th, 2008 4:41 pm

      Was McCain the original reformer of the new millenium?

      From Time magazine of September 8, 2008, pages 35 -

      “Bush soon co-opted McCain’s message–he too vowed to be ‘a reformer with results’–all the way to the White House.”

      What kind of results may be attributed to the current Bush? Tax cuts?

      “…McCain spent the next several years picking fights with Bush and the GOP establishment over campaign finance, health care, gun control and the President’s massive tax cuts, which McCain characterized as fiscally irresponsible.”

      What could possibly be fiscally irresponsible about tax cuts? Maybe people got mad and moved away? Maybe the “trickle up” economics worked, and helped reduce unemployment, the public debt, and ensure that everyone could afford health care?

      Will the Obama tax cuts continue this “trickle up” theory? I wonder what all the little people, including myself will do with this “trickle up” money? Maybe pay my health care deductibles? Maybe pay the increasing state gas tax?

      When exactly will the trickle up benefits kick in?

      Is there honor in being the world largest debtor nation?

      Is there honor in leaving massive to our children and grandchildren?

      Somehow, I think the people at the front of the line will change, but the line will continue to grow in length, and time the it takes for service will increase dramatically.


    36. dave on August 29th, 2008 4:43 pm

      #10 Patti

      Yeppers Absolutely. Reason we’re the greatest country in the World.

      Vote McCain/Palin 2008

    37. WG on August 29th, 2008 4:50 pm

      I read in Time that John McCain spent 5 1/2 years in a POW camp. How many years has Barack Obama worked as a Senator?

    38. Maggie on August 29th, 2008 5:24 pm

      Saw this pic of Sarah Palin on Gretawire.. lol.. I do like her enthusiasm and what I have seen of her this far.


    39. Patti on August 29th, 2008 5:53 pm


      How does McCain live? I suppose you’re going to say that he lives a modest life, clean of all the possessions that come with success. Please, don’t be rediculous… there are worst people in this world than Jimmy Carter and the sooner the Republicans realize who the real enemies are, we are forever doomed to protecting oil companies that are fully capable of protecting themselves.

      Conflict of interest… that costs us billions of hard earned dollars, loss of innocent lives and a black eye on top of it. If we’re going to send our boys to war, let it be for more than our right to be the biggest consumers in the world. Get this issue that is a private sector interest, back into the private sector. Leave it to the debators, the contractors and the executives to determine the price of oil and get our government, and its’ loyal soldiers, out of it.

      We have been Bush-Wacked enough, already!





    40. Patti on August 29th, 2008 6:09 pm


      The Republicans need to realize who the real enemies are, or, we are forever doomed to protecting oil companies that are fully capable of protecting themselves.


      And, Dave:

      I agree with you…

      We are the greatest nation in the world!

    41. Richard on August 29th, 2008 6:17 pm

      According to an AP article, Ms. Palin has the reputation of being a maverick and of taking on difficult targets. That might be what appeals about her to McCain … personally, I was hoping that he would pick someone totally outside of the political world. That might have been naive.

      One thing is certain: Obama has the votes of the TV star and movie people. All those starving souls who scrape by on $10 million a year, or whatever … then again, think of the urgent tasks that they perform: how could we ever survive without TV shows and movies?

      Would you want your kids to grow up like Abe Lincoln, who never had TV, radio, movies, and couldn’t even go to school? I mean, did THAT guy ever learn how to write?

    42. Patti on August 29th, 2008 6:43 pm


      I suppose it boils down to one question:

      Do we want to leave our children and grand children with a debt to pay because we had a liar in the white house who held special interests in the oil and gas industry?

      In my opinion, Obama has a better chance of getting us out of the Middle East and back on the page where government operated in the interest of the people, for the people. And McCain is just Hollywood, tickling our ears with the things we want to hear; while going with the status quo of the Republican party who has shown us over and over again that its’ main objective is to make the rich, richer and the poor, poorer.



    43. dnnsvaughan@yahoo.com on August 29th, 2008 8:35 pm

      obama’s experience amounts to l23 days of listening to speeches in the senate, writing an autobiography, 2 hours on the ground in a few countries waving at people, and watch a season of “the west wing”. he’s never been in charge of anything, not even a lemonade stand.
      it would take too long to detail the accomplishments of palin during her stint as mayor and governor. but they are damned impressive. don’t show your ignorance by trying to say she’s not as experienced as obama in the real world until you at least google her.

    44. Dave1 on August 29th, 2008 8:54 pm

      The Iraq war is ending. Obama wanted to pull out his first year in office. Why??? We as a country went into Iraq over %50 of the country approved it. Now things are not going are way and we want out. Look Iraq could have been a mistake and in my view it was but the more important issue is we fix and finish what we started. We can’t destroy a country and half way through decide its no longer worth it to us. 4,000 plus americans didn’t die for nothing. We stay and and we send are troops whatever they need to get the job done. As soon as the iraqis feel they can defend there country and manage it we will then pull aside

    45. Hank on August 30th, 2008 3:07 pm

      All McCain’s POW status proves is he wasn’t a very good aviator.

    46. BUN on August 30th, 2008 3:59 pm

      Hank…all your comment proves is that you are an idiot!! I know many aviators shot down in Vietnam and basically they were great at their jobs, war is evidently something you have never participated in.

    47. Jon on August 30th, 2008 4:18 pm

      #4 Richard
      It’s like my uncle on the first day of his retirement. He sat by the phone nearly all day because they thought the company would need to ask he for help. No one called. So instead he blurted out all the things no one in sight wanted to hear about the company. HE DIDN’T LET GO.

    48. A New Girl on August 30th, 2008 4:36 pm

      #46-BUN- You rock, completely ! =)

    49. BUN on August 30th, 2008 5:23 pm

      Thank you NEW GIRL…sometime check out the story of the little spotter plane “Bird Dog” that was used in Vietnam. A close friend of mine flew this and only about half made it back alive. I am sure Hank would have loved a ride in this!!

    50. A New Girl on August 31st, 2008 7:41 am

      #49-Bun—will do.

      Currently reading -
      “I thought My Father was God” …true tales from NPR’s National Story project, by Paul Auster.

      Kind of a refreshing break from all the craziness going on around us lately…nice change.

      Continue to keep nailin’ ‘em in between the eyes like you do- that I also find EXTREMELY entertaining !


    51. James on August 31st, 2008 4:51 pm

      For certain neither Obama nor Biden can “milk” anything relative to Military Service. President is termed “Commander-In-Chief” and the aforementioned aren’t qualified.

      Why hasn’t BO claimed 1/2 white side? Having a muslim Father he’s bound , per their book, to be a muslim, BO , that is.

      McCain is the better choice.

      I’m a 32 year military non-commissioned officer and I approve this message.

    52. Neno V. on September 6th, 2008 8:13 pm

      I think it’s despicable for retied army Colonel Earl Hopper to be ratting out John McCain for helping the North Vietnamese to set up defensive positions for future air raids and escape routes of U.S. Navy bombers. There’s an unwritten, but well understood, rule amongst soldiers that “what happens in POW camps stays in POW camps,” and Hopper knows this rule very well. To bring up McCain’s collaboration with the enemy 35 years ago and reveal that the Vietnamese nickname for him was “Songbird”, now that he’s running for the Presidency, is truly playing dirty tricks Obama style. People who have never been in such a situation think that everyone can be a Jack Bauer character like on the TV show 24 and withstand all sorts of torture. John didn’t want to go through all this torture and, knowing he would eventually talk, simply avoided the torture and told them what they wanted to know before hand. He’s not the only one, I can assure you, and I don’t think that it should disqualify him from running for the Presidency.

    53. patriot on September 9th, 2008 9:12 pm

      Mccain’s pick of Sarah Barracuda shows that he is willing to sacrifice his country for political folly. Just as he emphatically stated he would continue the so called trade with communist China. Funny that those on the right like to throw the commie term out but their party has bent over backwards to kiss China’s ass and give away millions of American jobs. Wake the f&%K up. At least Carter had some integrity. Did your forget Iran-Contra? Idiots!

    54. Laurel F. on February 17th, 2009 10:03 pm

      McCain did learn a lot from his experiences as a prisoner of war, and refers to them only when it serves to illustrate a point. He is truly a hero, and one would hope that Carter, being a former president, would have more dignity than to resort to tacky, snide remarks against him.

    55. Abby Kern on May 25th, 2012 3:30 pm

      I agree with Jimmy Carter. I didn’t see any other prisoners in nice rooms being interviewed by newspapers and magazines. John Mccain is a sleaze.

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