Obama disowns critique of McCain's military record
By BETH FOUHY, Associated Press Writer 20 minutes ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. - as GOP surrogates lined up to label the remarks indecent and disrespectful.rejected a retired general's suggestion that 's military experience didn't necessarily qualify him to be president,
A day after retired Army, now an Obama supporter, discussed McCain's experience as a Navy pilot and prisoner of war in Vietnam on a Sunday talk show, his remarks set off the pattern that has become familiar from innumerable earlier flaps over surrogate remarks during the : The candidates, Obama and McCain, took the high road while the bare-knuckled language was left to their surrogates.
At a news conference here Monday, McCain himself said of Clark's comment, "That kind of thing is unnecessary" and distracts from real pocketbook issues voters care about.
So now in bizarro right-wing nut world to question ones service in the military is indecent and disrespectful? When did this become a rule? It had to be after 2004 that's for sure.