Posted by | September 5, 2008 13:18 | Filed under: Top Stories



This should erase any lingering doubt that the Republican National Convention was more about show than substance.


Last night, John McCain began his speech standing in front of a giant picture of Walter Reed.


But it wasn’t Walter Reed Army Medical Center.


It was Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood, California.


Iraq war veteran Brian McGough, who spent over 2 years at Walter Reed (the Medical Center) as both an inpatient and an outpatient, is outraged:


Sen. McCain wanted a back-drop of Walter Reed so that he could be seen as a champion for reform in DC and to remind us that he will never allow it to happen again. And if that is the case why did Sen. McCain vote against an increase in funding for military and veterans hospitals? He voted against it because the “maverick” sided with his party in order to keep tax cuts for the wealthiest.

 

McCain allowed the wrong back-drop to be used at his speech because he didn’t care. McCain voted against increasing funding to the hospital because he didn’t care. But I do care. And thats why it bothers me that some one who is running for The President of the United States does not.


h/t VoteVets.org

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