8 thoughts on “Class Act

  1. Elena

    I also thought, although there had been much speculation that McCain would announce his VP on Thursday, in hopes of taking the attention away from Obama’s speech, that his decision to run this ad instead, really did show that he is a true old style politician. I still won’t vote for him, but his inner character should be recongized. It IS possible to disagree without being disagreeable.

  2. Fontbonne

    A very gentlemanly thing to do, indeed.

  3. Marie

    I agree it was a nice gesture to run this ad. It was a historical day and a historical event in our nation’s history. I wish I was not so skeptical. McCain filmed this ad to be aired during the DNC. I have to believe it was a calculated move on the part of McCain and his strategists. They knew millions would be viewing Thursday night to hear Obama’s speech. I would have this same opinion if the tables had been turned and Obama aired the ad.

    You are correct, Elena. It is ok to disagree as long as we do not become disagreeable. Some issues do make people’s passions run high but we should always maintain a level of respect and dignity. Nothing can ever be settled when one is nasty.

  4. Shrewd – yes; gentlemanly – no.

  5. Moon-howler

    Afraid I have to agree with Maria. I suspect a hidden motive. But regardless, even pretending to be a decent human being is better than not being one at all. I will give him the benefit of the doubt.

    As for character, character is why I would not vote for McCain. How can fooling around on your first wife and then leaving her for a younger woman be considered good character. This was not a youthful indiscretion, he was 40 years old.

    I realize that people change and grow apart. I think he could have done things with a great deal more honor. Most importantly, we are still hearing about Bill Clinton and his indiscretions. Why is one different than the other? The Republicans tore him up and impeached him. I will not forget. While I do not support Bill Clinton’s past zipper problems, I will not hold him to a different standard than than John McCain. Both of those ‘fly boys’ were wrong, but at least one didn’t leave his wife.

  6. Soy C******

    Here Moon-Howler, here’s some liberal class for you!

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  7. Moon-howler

    Nice wish, Soy Sauce, but I doubt if she would have you. While I don’t agree with the lady’s politics, she does seem to have some class.

  8. A PW County Resident

    Moon-Howler– the biggest difference was that Monica Lewinski was an young intern in the White House with an authority figure. Although both are grave indiscretions, I do think the law looks at Clinton’s actions to be a different case. Now if John McCain was accused of being a teacher in a school and cheating with a teenager, then there would be some similarities.

    Plus, John McCain handled it somewhat differently rather than debating the meaning of “is” The NY Daily News reported it this way–

    “McCain himself admitted he was unfaithful to her in his memoir, “Faith of My Fathers,” blaming the marriage’s collapse on “my own selfishness and immaturity. … I cannot escape blame by pointing a finger at the [stress of] war. The blame was entirely mine.”

    Oh, and his first wife who must have been extremely upset is reported again by the NY Daily News for this–

    “‘He’s a good guy,’ she assured us. ‘We are still good friends. He is the best man for President.’

    So I do think there is some difference even though both were in the wrong.

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