Clinton Surrogate Steinem Attacks McCain’s War Record

By Lee Speigel

Mar 2, 2008 8:39pm

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."

- jpt

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