Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had barely begun to give his acceptance speech at the 2008 Republican National Convention when a clamor went up in the upper levels of St. Paul’s XCel Center. Adam Kokesh, a marine who had become a leader of Iraq Veterans Against the War, stood up and unfurled a banner with two sides. On the first side: “YOU CAN’T WIN AN OCCUPATION.” On the other side: “MCCAIN VOTES AGAINST VETS.”
Security guards went into action and dealt with Kokesh’s banner; an irritated crowd of Republicans chanted “USA” until the banner was removed. McCain moved right on, but Kokesh hadn’t finished yet.
“I’m grateful to the president of the United States for leading us in these dark days following the worst attack in American history,” said McCain.
“Ask McCain why he votes against veterans!” shouted Kokesh.
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:56 AM on Dec. 18, 2009
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:57 AM on Dec. 18, 2009
Answer by mancosmomma at 12:18 PM on Dec. 18, 2009
NM politics are laughable. The corruption and graft at every level is widespread. Most (not all) of the politicians really do a cruddy job. This guy can't be any worse; if nothing else he is more interesting than the usual candidates. Besides, we need someone anti-war in Congress.
In red...I don't think that is limited to party or NM!! lol
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:25 PM on Dec. 18, 2009
Answer by mancosmomma at 12:29 PM on Dec. 18, 2009
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