Sound and Fury

Can someone explain to me how Gen. Wesley Clark saying that McCain’s military experience isn’t neccessarily a qualification to be president is “attacking McCain’s war record”?

Clark points out that McCain’s 40-year-old military experience (getting shot down in a fighter plane) doesn’t translate into any experience of executive responsibility during wartime. He points out, in response to a direct question, that McCain’s sole command was of a peacetime training squadron. He goes out of his way to say “I certainly honor his service as a prisoner of war. He was a hero to me and to hundreds of thousands and millions of others in the armed forces, as a prisoner of war.”

But says that the heroism doesn’t neccessarily translate into a presidential qualification.

That’s an attack?

That’s “demeaning”, “belittling”, “swift-boating” or any number of the other things I’ve heard from various media outlets today?

What the fuck?

Quantum of Solace

The first trailer for the new Bond movie will be running with Hancock later this week:

Quantum Of Solace — coming November 7th. I’ll be there, opening night, as usual.