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Nov 8, 2007 6:41 am

Woodstock May Have Saved Sen. McCain’s Life

John McCain scored a standing ovation at the last Republican presidential debate when he attacked Sen. Hillary Clinton for proposing — unsuccessfully — to spend a million taxpayer dollars on a museum commemorating the 1969 Woodstock festival, saying, “Now, my friends, I wasn’t there. I’m sure it was a cultural and pharmaceutical event. I was tied up at the time. But the fact is, my friends, no one can be president of the United States that supports projects such as these.” It would be easy to criticize McCain for politically exploiting his five-and-half years of suffering as a captive of the North Vietnamese during the Vietnam war. But there’s a more important point to be made.
The rest of my op-ed, "Woodstock May Have Saved Sen. McCain’s Life," is at the website of The Future of Freedom Foundation.

Cross-posted at Free Association.

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Sheldon Richman - 11/12/2007

Wish I'd been there. At least I wasn't at the Apollo moon launch.

Jeffrey Rogers Hummel - 11/11/2007

For an excellent comment, from a veteran of Woodstock.

Keith Halderman - 11/8/2007

Statements like that one are taking away his status as Republican darling of liberal mainstream media.