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Thursday, September 18, 2008

McCain Confused Mexico and Spain In Interview

Here is a link to the interview.  Basically a Spanish interview asked McCain if he would meet with Spanish Prime Minister , Zapatero (PSOE). McCain starts talking about Mexico and Latin America.  Geez!  Is Palin the SMART one!?  At least she knows to evade the question if you don't know the answer.

15 comments:

The Law Talking Guy said...

Wow. I listened to it. McCain just kept saying the same thing, that he will meet with friends and stand up to others. As usual, he says he "knows how to do that" and has a "track record." He then talks about all such leaders in "the hemisphere." Finally, the exasperated interviewer says, "But i'm talking about the President of Spain. Would you meet with him?" McCain seems confused. He repeats his line about meeting with friends and standing up to those who are not friends.

Newsflash for McCain: Spain is not just a friend, but a NATO ally. Are you really saying NATO is so worthless to you that you might not meet with a NATO leader you dislike? No, McCain just says "I've got good judgment, elect me." Over and over again. We can't afford this idiot!

Raised By Republicans said...

But he absolutely wants Georgia and Ukraine to join NATO.

Calling McCain an idiot might be generous. He's an angry, unintelligent, unprincipled man with a tendency towards violence even when he's in situations where he should at least be professional if not diplomatic.

beto said...

The only reason he did that is because Zapatero pulled his troops from Iraq.
He is not a friend of the current admin. so McCain is siding with Bush.

Bert Q. Slushbrow, Sr. said...

How about Palin's recent claim that she would bring more transparency to government by "putting the federal checkbook online"! Turns out this has already been done. By Obama.

She is the gift that keeps on giving.

Dr. Strangelove said...

I am inclined to say that the man is probably tired, and these things happen. But what bothers me most is the unwillingness to admit ignorance or error. All McCain had to do was laugh a bit and say, "Sorry, it's been a very long day. Remind me of the background here, please..." Such an honest, open approach might have reminded us of the old "straight talk" McCain. But that man is long gone, if he ever existed at all...

Raised By Republicans said...

I think Beto is being overly generous. The transcript of the interview clearly shows that McCain was confused. The interviewer says, "OK but what about Europe?" To which McCain responds "What about me, what?"

"What about me, what" is not code for "I'm mad at Zapatero for pulling troops out of Iraq." He obviously had a "senior moment."

Bert Q. Slushbrow, Sr. said...

To be fair, "OK but what about Europe?" does sound a bit like "What about your rope?" as in the one he is hanging himself with. :)

Raised By Republicans said...

McCain also repeatedly refers to "the hemisphere" a term commonly used by American politicians and foreign policy wonks to refer to the Western Hemisphere. See map at this link: http://merln.ndu.edu/imgUploaded/americamap.jpg

If you can find Spain on that map, I'll take my hat off to you. Seriously, if McCain is talking about the Western Hemisphere, he either thought Spain was in Latin America in which he's probably too stupid to walk and talk at the same time, or he didn't realize he was being asked about Spain.

It is painfully obvious that McCain had missed his nap for the afternoon or forget to drink his Ensure.

Furthermore, Zapatero is the guy who, together with King Juan Carlos of Spain, famously stood up to that jerk Chavez.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3Kzbo7tNLg

Zapatero is the leader of a NATO ally (with troops in Afghanistan) and a friend to the United States and, more importantly, to democracy. Saying McCain was confused is about the most generous thing we can say because if he wasn't then he intentionally insulted one of our closest allies.

The Law Talking Guy said...

RBR is absolutely right. McCain should have awakened from his stupor and said, "Spain? Spain is a NATO ally. Of course I will meet with our allies." That's very very easy.

The Law Talking Guy said...

One is tempted to say to McCain: "Por que no te callas?"

beto said...

The only point I wanted to make was that McCain does know the difference between Spain and Mexico.

That said, being from Mexico, I am used to American ignorance about all things relating to Mexico, Latin America and Spain (and the realtionships between all of them).

B.

The Law Talking Guy said...

I know you are right, Beto. I'm am just more appalled that McCain can't say he'd stand by our longtime NATO allies - at the same time that he is weeping over Georgia, which is barely an ally.

Bert Q. Slushbrow, Sr. said...

Barely an ally and, according to even the Bush Admin, started the current tension. Does their foolishness know no bounds?

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It's good to know how to politely evade a question, lol, it usually happens!

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