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Focusing his eagle eye

November 23, 2012
The Daily News


It's darn good we've got Sen. John McCain focusing his eagle eye on what's going on in the nation's capital.

He's vowed to stop U.N. ambassador Susan Rice from becoming Secretary of State, angered that she adhered to the CIA's analysis of the attack on our consulate in Libya in a "Face the Nation" interview.

"Susan Rice should have known better and if she didn't know better, she's not qualified," boldly stated the senator.

Yup, it's sure great we've got John McCain around to make sure unqualified people don't get nominated for high office.

Otherwise, in a blatant attempt to score political points, some woman whose only attributes are a pretty face, a certain native cunning, and a relentless drive for self-promotion could be foisted on an unsuspecting public.

A woman such as that, clearly in over her head, clueless and unenlightened, might be asked by a television reporter a question like this: "What newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this, to stay informed and to understand the world?"

It's easy to imagine the panic brought on by a query of that type.

I'd envision her dealing with it as the Arnold Schwarzenegger character in "The Terminator" where he's asked if he's got a dead cat in his room, his cyborg mind coming up with three options, combined with TV game show sound effects.

Option No. 1: Tell the truth. "I don't read. Anything." Result, politically unviable. Aaaannnnhhhh.

Option No. 2: Lie. "The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Time magazine." Result, A follow-up question would prove the lie. Aaaannnnhhhh.

Option No. 3: Spout out a bunch of gibberish, later inflame the true believers by claiming persecution by the liberal media, and act the martyr. Result, We have a winner. Ding ding ding ding.

Yeah, we sure don't need unqualified people like that in government.

Now the closing quote, which is sometimes difficult to determine. Not this time. Words of wisdom from a couple of millennia ago, almost as though written specifically for Sen. McCain.

"Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?" - Matthew 7:3.

Brian Johnson




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