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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-24-08 05:14 PM
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'Underusing' the P.O.W. Story...ugh.
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'UNDERUSING' THE P.O.W. STORY.... We talked the other day about the McCain campaign overplaying the prisoner-of-war card, so much so that even sympathetic reporters have begun questioning McCain for "trivializing" his service.

For its part, the McCain campaign has come to the opposite conclusion.

They will be prepared to show McCain's "home" in Hanoi by using images of his cell. They claim they have not overused the POW element and insist they have "underused it."

There's no indication that McCain aides were kidding.

In case there were any doubts about McCain excessively exploiting his service, even the NYT's Maureen Dowd is calling McCain out: "McCain is now in danger of exceeding his credit limit on the equivalent of an American Express black card. His campaign is cheapening his greatest strength -- and making a mockery of his already dubious claim that he's reticent to talk about his P.O.W. experience -- by flashing the P.O.W. card to rebut any criticism, no matter how unrelated."

Given that the campaign apparently believes it's been "underusing" the story, I suppose we can expect this to get considerably worse.
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  -'Underusing' the P.O.W. Story...ugh. babylonsister  Aug-24-08 05:14 PM   #0 
  - Good! I hope they use it twice daily for the next few months.  dkf   Aug-24-08 05:16 PM   #1 
  - Yes they are in danger of making it like Rudy's 9/11  underpants   Aug-24-08 05:18 PM   #3 
     - Stand by; Jon surely will have some pearls to cast, as will all the  babylonsister   Aug-24-08 05:22 PM   #7 
        - Where is SNL? This is set up perfectly for them  dkf   Aug-24-08 05:32 PM   #9 
  - I think they are fools if the keep using it...  mcctatas   Aug-24-08 05:18 PM   #2 
  - Fuck they're stupid.  BlooInBloo   Aug-24-08 05:19 PM   #4 
  - We need a 527 with former POWs to speak up, I'll donate happily.  NYC_SKP   Aug-24-08 05:20 PM   #5 
  - I think he'll quit after we start bringing up how he always wants to gut  libertad   Aug-24-08 05:36 PM   #10 
     - five planes, total...  NYC_SKP   Aug-24-08 05:47 PM   #11 
  - It's Okay..AMrericans are smartening up and  zidzi   Aug-24-08 05:20 PM   #6 
  - McPow has an answer for everything  sniffa   Aug-24-08 05:26 PM   #8 
  - ugh. can't fucking wait.  ErinBerin84   Aug-24-08 05:53 PM   #12 

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