1:27 PM, Apr 8, 2008 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
Sen. Jay Rockefeller explains his endorsement of Barack Obama to the Charleston Gazette and he also takes this bizarre shot at John McCain:
Rockefeller, who is one year younger than McCain, probably wouldn't know this since he was enjoying the privileges of his station when McCain was bombing Vietnamese with abandon, but the laser-guided munition did not come into service until after McCain became a prisoner of war.
And of course, McCain was engaged in low-level attack on a heavily defended power plant in Hanoi when he was shot down. Rather than dropping bombs from the relative safety of 35,000 feet, McCain and his comrades were willing to put their lives at great risk in order to hit specific, high-value targets without the assistance of guided munitions. Though I'm sure Rockefeller, with his billion dollar trust fund, is infinitely more sensitive to the "human issues" of the average American than John McCain.
The McCain camp just release a statement:
What they campaign doesn't note: Rockefeller was in the Peace Corps while McCain was at war. I'm imagining Rockefeller's tour was something similar to the the duty Tom Hanks pulled in Volunteers.