April 19, 2007

The Lyrical McCain

Ah, how interesting...

Another man wondering if an attack on Iran is in the works wanted to know when America is going to "send an air mail message to Tehran." McCain began his answer by changing the words to a popular Beach Boys song. "Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran," he sang to the tune of Barbara Ann. "Iran is dedicated to the destruction of Israel. That alone should concern us but now they are trying for nuclear capabilities. I totally support the President when he says we will not allow Iran to destroy Israel."

He stopped short of answering the actual question and did not say if he supports an invasion of Iran.

I haven't been this amused by a sung answer to a political question since I spoofed Phil Collins in 2005 in a story about a famous Cuban boy with the headline, It's No Fun, Being an Illegal Elian.

Now if would just launch into a redition of "Another one bites the dust" in reference to McCain-Feingold, I might just forgive him.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at April 19, 2007 10:38 AM

I have forgiven John McCain. My older son is a U.S. Army First Lieutenant serving in Iraq, and I greatly appreciate John McCain's stout and at times eloquent defense of our nation's efforts in the Iraq War.

Posted by: Phil Byler at April 19, 2007 01:48 PM

I respectfully suggest to conservatives to "forgive" John McCain. People should read his recent speech at VMI. John McCain, the son and grandson of U.S. Navy Admirals, is the most knowledgeable person in the presidential field in military, national defense and war on terror issues. He was right in his criticisms of the post-invasion strategy in Iraq and is right now in strongly supporting General Petraeus.

John McCain is also pro-life; his books on courage and chracter are gems; he is a fiscal conservative; and he has taken the pledge to the Federalist Society to nominate traditional jurists such as John Roberts and Sam Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. For the issues facing the nation ahead, John McCain's strengths are great, and he can defeat Hillary or Obama. The policies that Hillary or Obama will follow will be left wing and will lead to terrible results that will make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.

Posted by: Phil Byler at April 19, 2007 01:58 PM

I have a lot of problems with McCain but at least his son has enlisted in the Marines, which is highly unusual for any leader of either party.

It matters if you have skin in the game.

Posted by: David Terrenoire at April 19, 2007 01:59 PM

"Bomb Iran" was the title of a novelty tune that was got some airplay back in 1979-80, when Iran committed its' first act of war against the United States.

Posted by: Mike James at April 19, 2007 03:38 PM