Have you seen this Rolling Stones article about McCain yet?|Make-Believe Maverick
By TIM DICKINSON
A nice, easy-to-quote little bit:
In one vital respect, however, the comparison is deeply unfair to the current president: George W. Bush was a much better pilot.
McCain is so much more frightening than I ever realized.
Edited at 2008-10-06 07:01 pm (UTC)
GW never crashed - but I understand that he never crashed because he flew so seldom. One person, a friend of GW's, who rode along with GW in a single engine prop plane, said he'd never ride with him again! He said He was amazed that GW was still alive.
he never crashed because he flew so seldom
This was my thought as well. I don't think it's fair to compare the two Republicans on that front.
Also, even if it's true, Presidents rarely need to fly their own planes.
I also dislike the tactic of tying McCain to GWB. It's unquestionably effective, but not substantive.
|Date:||October 6th, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC)|| |
Knowing when not to fly is a skill.
|Date:||October 6th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)|| |
"Takeoffs are optional; landings are mandatory."
Wow - he should be in some hardcore anger-management therapy.
Thanks for posting the link to the story...