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McCain Gets an Earful


Sen. John McCain gave the commencement address at the New School in NYC.  And got an earful in the process:

Noting that Mr. McCain had promised to give the same speech at all of his graduation appearances, Ms. Rohe, who was one of two students selected to speak by university deans, attacked his remarks even before he delivered them.

"Senator McCain will tell us today that dissent and disagreement are our civic and moral obligation in times of crisis, and I agree," she said. "I consider this a time of crisis, and I feel obligated to speak."

She continued, "Senator McCain will also tell us about his strong-headed self-assuredness in his youth, which prevented him from hearing the ideas of others, and in so doing he will imply that those of us who are young are too naïve to have valid opinions.

"I am young, and although I don’t profess to possess the wisdom that time affords us, I do know that pre-emptive war is dangerous and wrong," she said.

She added, "Osama bin Laden still has not been found, nor have those weapons of mass destruction."

Moonbat aspersions aside from the wingnuts (who, I’m sure have seized upon the sign-wavers in the audience as proof of rudeness from the left — because, you know, only the wingnuts get to waive signs at political gatherings and such) as well as from former Senator Bob Kerrey who accused audience members of  "heckling from the audience where no bravery is required," Sen. McCain has promoted himself as a "truth to power" sort of fella. Jean Sara Rohe did a pretty good job of doing just that with her remarks, and ought to be congratulated for being both politely honest and stinging at the same time. Good on ya!

Perhaps he and Holy Joe ought to rethink where their loyalty ought to rest — with a President who makes half-assed decisions on domestic and foreign policy, and on national and homeland security matters, that make us less and less safe as we go forward — or with the American public.  Remember us?  We pay your salary — it’s about time you remembered and started working for us.  The fact that I feel the need to say this to the sponsor of the McCain-Feingold financing reforms is telling, isn’t it?

Had enough?  Vote for oversight — vote for Democrats.

(Photo from DesertRatDemocrat.)

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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