The New York Observer reports that in Austin, Texas, over the weekend, feminist icon Gloria Steinem belittled Sen. John McCain’s five-and-a-half years as a POW and said the media would treat that war record differently if it were a woman veteran’s record.
"Suppose John McCain had been Joan McCain and Joan McCain had got captured, shot down and been a POW for eight years?" Steinem asked, suggesting the media would ask "’What did you do wrong to get captured? What terrible things did you do while you were there as a captive for eight years?" …
Referring to his time in captivity, Steinem said, with bewilderment, "I mean, hello? This is supposed to be a qualification to be president? I don’t think so."