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Overplaying Cards

Mike Luckovich
© Mike Luckovich

How long has McCain been playing the POW card? In his first run for Congress (almost 30 years ago) McCain was attacked by his opponent as being a “Johnny-come-lately” because McCain had recently moved to Arizona. McCain’s response:

I wish I could have had the luxury, like you, of growing up and living and spending my entire life in a nice place like the first district of Arizona, but I was doing other things. As a matter of fact, when I think about it now, the place I lived longest in my life was Hanoi.

How long can you milk something before the milk turns sour?



  1. Dave Kliman wrote:

    HAHAHA oh no

    Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 1:02 pm | Permalink
  2. Brianary wrote:

    I’m not sure he ever recovered. He’s still there, like Jacob’s Ladder.

    Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 1:51 pm | Permalink
  3. devolute wrote:

    Nail. Head. On. Hit.

    Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 2:23 pm | Permalink
  4. davidk wrote:

    it’s still a true statement from him. what’s the big deal guys? that’s a pretty significant sacrifice.

    Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 6:20 pm | Permalink
  5. jeff wrote:

    sacrifice yes.

    relevant? no longer.

    Friday, September 19, 2008 at 9:32 pm | Permalink