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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-01-08 04:05 AM
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"The McModerate" (Or As I Prefer To Call Him: McIdiot)
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if someone doesn't know condoms help to stop the spread of hiv then they've probably been living too long with their head up their ass. (DING DING DING! I THINK WE HAVE A WINNER!)

He is more extreme than even some who consider themselves "pro-life." For example, most Americans would be stunned to learn McCain won't - or can't - say whether he even supports the right to use contraception. Last March, McCain fumbled through this exchange about contraception with a reporter aboard his campaign bus;

Q: What about grants for sex education in the United States? Should they include instructions about using contraceptives? Or should it be Bush's policy, which is just abstinence?

Mr. McCain: (Long pause) Ahhh. I think I support the president's policy.

Q: So no contraception, no counseling on contraception. Just abstinence. Do you think contraceptives help stop the spread of HIV?

Mr. McCain: (Long pause) You've stumped me.

Q: I mean, I think you'd probably agree it probably does help stop it?

Mr. McCain: (Laughs) "Are we on the Straight Talk express? I'm not informed enough on it. Let me find out. You know, I'm sure I've taken a position on it on the past. I have to find out what my position was. Brian, would you find out what my position is on contraception - I'm sure I'm opposed to government spending on it,
I'm sure I support the president's policies on it.

Q: But you would agree that condoms do stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Would you say: 'No, we're not going to distribute them,' knowing that?

Mr. McCain: (Twelve-second pause) Get me Coburn's thing, ask Weaver to get me Coburn's paper that he just gave me in the last couple of days. I've never gotten into these issues before.

The Coburn that McCain has chosen as his mentor on all things reproductive is Senator Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, which is like having the Taliban head up the Office for Women's Initiatives. (Think that's an extreme comparison? Keep in mind Coburn supports 3 the death penalty for abortion providers.)

okay, mcidiot--go check with all your buds to see what you're supposed to think about condoms. my god! and he wants to run this country? ha! i don't think so.
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