May 26, 2008





Sure, sure.  I understand Memorial Day means an overflowing hopper-full of dueling photo ops with multiple generations of America’s finest.

That doesn’t make me any less nauseous, however, to see these emotionally manipulative newswire shots of McCain lined up with a fallen soldier tribute at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial in Albuquerque. 

I say nauseous, given McCain’s mean-spirited and unfounded opposition to the GI bill (see links below) cashing in on his military service to play himself up as a fiscal conservative.

Food Fight Over The GI Bill (DDay)

Conservatives Spend Memorial Day Weekend Explaining Their Opposition To GI Bill (Think Progress)

(image 1 & 4: Jeff Chiu/AP. New Mexico Veterans Memorial.  Albuquerque. May 26, 2008.  image 2: Jeff Chiu/AP. Stockton, Calif. May 22, 2008. image 3: Chris Carlson/AP. Farm and Ranch Museum. Las Cruces, N.M., May 26, 2008.)

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