Ed Driscoll

The Nail in the Coffin?

Senator John McCain says his fellow Senator’s anti-war protests are fair game for debate:

Republican U.S. Senator John McCain said Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry’s anti-war activities after he returned from Vietnam are an appropriate subject for political debate.

McCain, 68, of Arizona, said on the CBS News program “Face the Nation,” that he disagreed with Kerry throwing his ribbons from his medals on the steps of the U.S. Capitol when he returned from the war.

“Every American is entitled to protest,” McCain said. “Whether he did that appropriately” is a legitimate subject for debate, he said.

Whether or not McCain is still bitter about President Bush beating him in the primaries in 2000, he’s not enough of a free agent to disrupt the president’s reelection chances in 2004. He’s also been a staunch supporter of the War on Terror, from what I’ve read.

And given that McCain is the dino-media’s favorite Republican, this may also be the signal that it’s OK for them to examine and criticize Navy Reserve Officer Kerry’s protests from the early 1970s as well.