Last word on the hypocrisy of McCain’s attacks against Obama for a trip he dared him to take. We’ve already established that McCain took a similar trip with similar motivations (paid for not by campaign funds like Obama, but with taxpayer money). I’m glad Obama is making the point I’ve made here with the last few posts:

“I was puzzled by this notion that somehow what we were doing was in any way different from what Senator McCain or a lot of presidential candidates have done in the past,” Obama said.

“Now, I admit we did it really well,” he added to laughter from the audience, “but that shouldn’t be a strike against me.”

Yes. McCain came back from his trip with an embarassing video clip of Lieberman having to remind him of his foreign policy expertise. Obama returns with video of 200,000 in Berlin cheering him on. I’d say it’s clear who did it better. I’m OK paying for one via my political contributions, but I sure didn’t want to pay for McCain’s boondoggle. I guess the GOP robbed me though and forced me to pay for McCain’s trip by calling it Senate business.

The shame.

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  • Gina

    After Obama’s whirlwind overseas trip … he said:

    “In terms of me governing, being an effective president, that that trip was helpful, because I think I’ve established relationships and a certain bond of trust with key leaders around the world who have taken measure of my positions and how I operate and I think can come away with some confidence that this is somebody I can deal with.”

    And … here is what he actually did on his trip … you decide if these 9 days of photo ops were enough to establish Obama as a trusted world leader …,2933,390741,00.html

  • LOL. An Oliver North column at Faux News? That’s precious!

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