Monday, June 30, 2008

Wesley Clark:"I don’t think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be president"

What is it about women and pilots?agonies of physical passion?The McCain campaign appeared incensed by comments made Sunday by an Obama supporter, the retired General Wesley K. Clark, that even heroic service by the Arizona senator as a naval aviator in Vietnam did not prepare him for the presidency.The Obama campaign kept its distance from Clark’s comments. Bill Burton, a spokesman for the Illinois Democrat, said Monday that “Senator Obama honors and respects Senator McCain’s service, and of course, he rejects yesterday’s statement by General Clark." For his part, Mr. Obama traveled Monday to Independence, Mo., to proclaim his patriotism in an appearance linked to the Fourth of July holiday. He defended Americans’ right to differ with the majority, in a speech that traced a history of dissent going back to Jefferson.

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