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September 17, 2008

More On McCain's Spanish Gaffe

From Huffington Post:

Late Wednesday night, news made its way from the other side of the Atlantic that John McCain, in an interview with a Spanish outlet, had made a series of bizarre responses to a question regarding that country's prime minister.

"Would you be willing to meet with the head of our government, Mr. Zapatero?" the questioner asked, in an exchange now being reported by several Spanish outlets.

McCain proceeded to launch into what appeared to be a boilerplate declaration about Mexico and Latin America -- but not Spain -- pressing the need to stand up to world leaders who want to harm America.

Spain, Senator. Spain is in Europe.

From Americablog:

McCain had no idea what was going on in the interview. She specifically told him, twice, that she was talking about Spain and the Spanish president. She's a Spanish reporter with one of the largest, if not the largest, newspaper in Spain, El Pais. I know this paper, McCain certainly knows this paper (and it's not like McCain's staff didn't tell him who he had the exclusive interview with for ten minutes). She made it clear she was asking about her own country and her own president and Mccain had no clue what she was talking about.

Either McCain had no idea what the woman was talking about when she said "Spain," and then said "the President of Spain," repeatedly, or McCain intentionally snubbed the country of Spain tonight for no apparent reason, which is very hard to believe, especially given his earlier interview in which he said he was fine meeting Zapatero. The interview is absolutely bizarre, especially in that it sounds like McCain wasn't even lucid, it sounds like he simply doesn't have complete control over his faculties anymore. And judging by the fact that just a few months ago McCain was fine with Zapatero, it sounds like McCain simply wasn't quite all there any more during the interview. He got horribly confused and didn't know what was going on.

I should apologise for the flippancy of this post. Perhaps age is finally catching up to the GOP's nominee for president. If that's the case I shouldn't make fun of it.

This is just sad. A little scary, too.


cathcatz said...

i'm sicking of having to be "pc" about mccain's age. its bullshit. simply put, one loses all sorts of faculties with advancing age. its a natural course. and because of that, alot of people scale back their own personal responsibilities, they don't ratchet them UP. this man is showing the signs of his age! there is no denying that.

i do not want the future of our country to be in the arthritic hands of this shady rest resident.

umm... and i really do love and respect our seniors... but i wouldn't want them running the country!

Mike said...

I work for a guy who is 76 and is sharp as a tack and who totally converted his workflow to email and electronic filing.

It's not age, it's McCain

Lugosi said...

I understand McCain is currently studying Latin for when he visits Latin America.

RMH said...

Maybe Spain wasn't a country yet when he was born. That's possible.

RMH said...

You have to remember he finished 895th in a class of 899. He's not the sharpest knife in the drawer. He makes Bush look like a Rhodes scholar.I don't think it's his age so much, He's just not a very bright fella. We just had eight years of sheer ineptness to say the least we can't afford anymore.