I used to think McCain could actually lead this country. He doesn’t know if condoms help prevent the spread of sexually-transmitted diseases? Who does he think he’s kidding besides mouth-breathing single-issue voters that could care less about the health of others when it comes to their moral imperatives?
The unthinkable has happened. Senator John McCain met a question, while sitting with reporters on his bus as it rumbled through Iowa today, that he couldn’t – or perhaps wouldn’t – answer. [Emphasis added - Ed.]
Did he support the distribution of taxpayer-subsidized condoms in Africa to fight the transmission of H.I.V.?
What followed was a long series of awkward pauses, glances up to the ceiling and the image of one of Mr. McCain’s aides, standing off to the back, urgently motioning his press secretary to come to Mr. McCain’s side.
The upshot was that Mr. McCain said he did not know this subject well, did not know his position on it, and relied on the advice of Senator Tom Coburn, a physician and Republican from Oklahoma.
His press secretary, Brian Jones, later reported that Mr. McCain had a record of voting against using government money to finance the distribution of condoms.
So McCain knew exactly what was going on, he was just acting stupid to avoid talking about his voting record. Then again, considering that he’s let Bush use him like a cheap whore in Subic Bay during fleet week I’m sadly not surprised.