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October 15, 2006
Low Blow

Looking decidedly un-Presidential this weekend is Hillary Clinton and her camp, after Maureen Dowd related a quote from one of the Senator's advisors that belittled John McCain for a tape his North Vietnamese captors forced him to make while a POW. The Daily News blog pointed out the quote on its site yesterday:

Privately, Hillary’s camp was not overly upset by the McCain swipe because it suspected he was doing the bidding of the White House and that he ended up, as one adviser put it, “looking similar to the way he did on those captive tapes from Hanoi, where he recited the names of his crew mates.”

The "McCain swipe" was McCain's reaction to Hillary blaming the North Korean nuclear test on the Bush administration. McCain pointed out that the Kim regime had been violating the Agreed Framework signed by the Clinton administration as far back as 1997 according to American intelligence estimates, and that the nuclear capacity of North Korea sprang from that failed policy. Hillary and her team reacted by besmirching McCain's courage under fire.

No one on this blog will mistake me for a McCain apologist, but this is a low blow indeed. McCain endured torture during his years in captivity, and he has nothing about which to feel shame. I may disagree strongly with his politics, but his service to his country is beyond reproach ... unlike the Clintons.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at October 15, 2006 4:11 PM

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