The ever-gracious Jimmy Carter has accused John McCain of “milking every possible drop of advantage” from his time served as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Carter was referring to McCain’s references to that time in the Saddleback event. But that event called on McCain and Obama to talk about personal matters, not just policy, and Carter didn’t cite any specific instance where he thought McCain’s reference to his POW days was inappropriate or inapt.
In any event, if Obama can constantly refer to his three year stint as a “community organizer” on the South Side of Chicago, and Biden can invoke multiple references to his stuttering, I don’t see why McCain shouldn’t talk about “the Hanoi Hilton.”
I understand why it makes Carter uncomfortable, though. On his frequent visits to barbaric dictatorship states, Carter’s accommodations are always so much better.
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