Thursday, July 10, 2008

(Nervous Laughter)

Please America, don't elect a man who apparently can't discuss birth control with a reporter from Time magazine.

Q: Earlier this week Carly Fiorina was meeting with a bunch of reporters and talked about it being unfair that insurance companies cover Viagra but not birth control. And -

McCain: I certainly do not want to discuss that issue. (uneasy laughter)

Q: But apparently you’ve voted against (McCain laughter continues)

McCain: I don’t know what I voted -

Q: Voted against coverage of birth control, forcing health insurance companies to cover birth control in the past. Is that still your position?

McCain: I’ll look at my voting record on it, but I have, uh, (5 second pause) , I don’t recall the vote right now. But I’ll be glad to look at it and get back to you as to why, I don’t -

Q: I guess her statement was that it was unfair that health insurance companies cover Viagra but not birth control. Do you have an opinion on that?

McCain: (after 8 second pause) I don’t know enough about it to give you an informed answer because I don’t recall the vote, I’ve cast thousands of votes in the Senate. I will respond to - it’s a, it’s a (nervous)

Q: Delicate issue (McCain laughs).

McCain: It’s something that I had not thought much about and I did hear about her response but I hadn’t thought much. But I will get, I will get back to you today on it.

Q: Ok

McCain: I don’t usually duck an issue, but I’m, I’ll try to get back to you.

Alternet has more on what McCain voted on the issue, but I don't care how old you are, I'm still flabbergasted a guy who wants to be president responds to Viagra and birth control with nervous laughter.

1 comment:

tomeoftheunknownblogger said...

You should find it more abhorrent that both McCain and Obama voted for the FISA bill which included a deeply buried provision to absolve Bush and his cronies from any potential guilt of war crimes over treatment of the Guantanamo detainees and other "enemy combatants".

Neither of these two candidates is remotely worthy of election to POTUS.

Just my opinion, of course.
Rob