Thursday, May 8, 2008

John McCain, Confused Again

Boy, this sure is scary. John McCain keeps getting confused about things liked who we’re fighting in Iraq and the military chain of command --two things he should be intimately familiar with. And this week he got confused about where he was speaking.

In fact, Google “McCain, confused” and there’s more than enough material there to cause alarm. Which makes his failure to release his medical records all the more suspicious. Forget the melanoma--is there some hardening of the arteries, maybe?

Last week the New York Times published an editorial raising the issue:
No presidential candidate should get to the point that he has locked up his party’s nomination without public vetting of his health. And Mr. McCain, in particular, knows that. Early in his first run for president, in 1999, he provided an in-depth look at his medical history: 1,500 pages of medical and psychiatric records collected by a Navy project on the health of former prisoners of war. He has released precious little medical information since his surgery for melanoma in August 2000.


The McCain campaign says it will make his health documents available and arrange for follow-up questioning of the candidate’s doctors on May 23. Why has it taken so long? Having repeatedly postponed this moment over the past year, the McCain camp’s excuse that the doctors are too busy to take the time to brief Americans about a potential president’s health has worn thin.

This stinks to high heaven. I suspect these records will be scrubbed as clean as Bush’s military records were.

These aren't isolated incidents. McCain keeps getting confused about the difference between Sunni and Shia. After this embarassing moment, he really shouldn't need to be reminded any further: