THE STORY ABOUT JOHN McCAINS WET START ON THE USS FORRESTAL HAD CREDIBILITY BECAUSE OF HIS POOR FLYING RECORD AND LIFESTYLE.
HOWEVER MUCH IT MIGHT BE A METAPHORE AND PART OF A PATTERN OF McCAINS FLYING CAREER AND HOW HE WOULD BE AS PRESIDENT IT IS APPARENTLY NO MORE TRUE THAN BARACK OBAMA BEING A COKE-SNORTING MUSLIM READY TO TURN OVER THE USA TO AL QAEDA THE DAY HE BECOMES PRESIDENT.
I am quoting from Nittany who sent me an email this AM
McCain’s aviation history prior to that day was poor; he’d already lost three aircraft. The first wound up in the Gulf of Mexico while he was a student naval aviator, he flew the second one into electrical transmission wires over Spain and the bailed out of the third after radioing he had a flameout and couldn’t restart the engine. BTW, while McCain’s plane was indeed lost in the Forrestal fire, it isn’t fair to say he crashed it as many now do. Lost plane #5 came later when he was shot down by the North Vietnamese.
McCain’s terrible flying record helps support the “wet burn” theory but the laws of physics refute it.
I certainly don’t want to see John McCain become President; he’s a thin-skinned, self-aggrandizing egomaniac with a history of recklessness and poor judgment. But I also don’t want stupid rumors floating around that slander him. Circulating obviously false stories only make McCain’s critics look like conspiracy theorists and make McCain into a martyr. And remember how unfair Kerry was treated in 2004. I say it’s fair to use McCain’s military record against him but only if what is said is true. There’s enough fact out there to destroy the “McCain’s Navy record qualifies him for the White House” meme if people are willing to bring the truth to light and not back down.
HOWEVER, AS MUCH THE USS FORRESTAL FIRE DISASTER MAY BE PART OF A PATTERN OF McNASTY FISTFIGHTS IN HIGH SCHOOL , A RAUNCHY, ROWDY PARTY BOY WITH “TRAINWRECK” WEEKENDS IN ANNAPOLIS AND RISK TAKING HOTDOGGING AS A FLYBOY AND SUPERSTITIONS, COMPULSIVE GAMBLING AND PROFANITY LADEN OUTBURSTS AT FELLOW SENATORS, THE STORY ABOUT THE FORRESTAL IS APPARENTLY UNTRUE.
I STAND CORRECTED.