04 September 2008

the "experience" trade ?

it is rumoured that in tonight's acceptance speech, John McCain will mention the fact that he was a P.O.W. for five years, as he recounts his life experiences in trying to make the argument that he is more qualified to be POTUS.

i wonder if anyone in the press will ever ask him this question:

"would you trade your 5 years being tortured in captivity, for a quarter-century of adulthood trying to make your way in the United States as a black man?"