Monday, December 17, 2007

McCain Legend Debunked

Matt Welch does a gretat takedown of the McCain legend. My favourite: the Des Moines Register says that, although McCain was imprisoned and tortured for five years, he 'never talked'. Well, it turns out that, rather than holding out for five years, it was actually four days before McCain broke. And where do we find that obscure bit of information? Is it slander by some McCain opponent? No, it's in books written by John McCain!

1 comment:

  1. If you deprive people of their heroes, they will decide that you are evil, and they will lynch you. Then their grandchildren will decide that you were a martyr and you will be their new hero.


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