Friday, May 23, 2008

McCain Accuses Obama of Pandering

ha! mccain is wrong wrong wrong on this.
obama has been adamant about treating veterans right while they're serving and when they're done. i've seen all the videos. i've written several posts in this issue. read here and here.
obama's not the pandering type. mccain is just sorry he's on the loser end of a great GI bill, which passed the senate overwhelmingly. and he's supposed to be the war guy. bush and mccain both opposed the GI bill.
cnn: John McCain on Thursday called Barack Obama's attitude toward veterans benefits "a convenient campaign pledge" and wrote off the Illinois senator's criticisms of him as "cheap shots."
After Obama criticized McCain's opposition to expanding the GI Bill, McCain issued a statement accusing Obama of using "the Senate floor to take cheap shots at an opponent and easy advantage of an issue he has less than zero understanding of."

The legislation, an updated version of the GI Bill, passed the Senate Thursday afternoon by a 75-22 vote margin and passed the House earlier this month by a similar margin. It proposes to essentially provide a full scholarship to in-state public universities for members of the military who have served for at least three years.