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Have you seen this Rolling Stones article about McCain yet? - Zer Netmouse
October 6th, 2008
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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.

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From:urban_exotic
Date:October 6th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
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McCain is so much more frightening than I ever realized.

Edited at 2008-10-06 07:01 pm (UTC)
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From:grndexter
Date:October 6th, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:novapsyche
Date:October 6th, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC)
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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.
From:nicegeek
Date:October 7th, 2008 12:10 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:timprov
Date:October 6th, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC)
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Knowing when not to fly is a skill.
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From:ckd
Date:October 6th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)
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"Takeoffs are optional; landings are mandatory."
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From:curvygoodness
Date:October 6th, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC)

McCain = scary

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Wow - he should be in some hardcore anger-management therapy.

Thanks for posting the link to the story...
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