The Dillard Doctrine

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A Big "F–k You" To…..

…Gloria Steinem-an ardent Clinton supporter, who made this grand comment in the New York Observer:

“Suppose John McCain had been Joan McCain and Joan McCain had got captured, shot down and been a POW for eight years. [The media would ask], ‘What did you do wrong to get captured? What terrible things did you do while you were there as a captive for eight years?’” Steinem said, to laughter from the audience.

McCain was, in fact, a prisoner of war for around five-and-a-half years, during which time he was tortured repeatedly. Referring to his time in captivity, Steinem said with bewilderment, “I mean, hello? This is supposed to be a qualification to be president? I don’t think so.”

How about this, Ms. Steinem: YOU spend 5 years in a POW camp.

Or, I’ll go easy on you: do an eight month deployment on a ship with the Navy.

Or, spend a few month letting the detainees in Guantanamo Bay throw urine and feces on you.

Then-AND ONLY THEN-can you discount someone else’s military service.




Written by Coby Dillard

March 3, 2008 at 2:51 pm

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  1. Don’t worry. I won’t cut and run.
    I will say, that the lady has a point. Being torutred in a POW camp, while unfortunate, is still not an adequate prerequisite to the presidency. If McCain chooses to glorify other attributes (being tortured is not an attribute, btw) that might make him seem more qualitified, that’s fine with me.
    But, I’m not trying to hear that coming thisclose to being scalped makes someone more qualified for anything…except maybe, how to survive torture.

    Rafiya Mason


    March 4, 2008 at 4:06 am

  2. Is it a prerequsite? Of course not. But to survive an ordeal like that says a LOT about a person’s character. McCain hasn’t used his time as a POW as a “qualification” for president; if anything, he’s used it as a (justification for running. From his speech in VA on Feb. 12: “I seek the presidency with the humility of a man who cannot forget that my country saved me.”

    Either way, if that’s her point, she chose a really shitty way of trying to make it.


    March 4, 2008 at 1:33 pm

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