Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Murtha's Aged Views

Congressman John Murtha, last seen complaining about how long U.S. forces have been in Iraq, cackled today about how long Senator John McCain has been on the earth. According to the Associated Press, Murtha said earlier today "that Republican Sen. John McCain is too old to be president." The AP reports:

Murtha is 75, four years older than McCain. He says they are nearly the same age, and the rigors and stress of running the country is too much for guys their age.

"I've served with seven presidents," Murtha told a union audience. "When they come in, they all make mistakes. They all get older."

"This one guy running is about as old as me," he said, drawing laughter and applause. "Let me tell you something, it's no old man's job."

That Murtha may feel like he's long in the tooth is hardly a reason not to vote for McCain. If anything, Murtha's cheap remarks -- "nonsense attacks," McCain's campaign called them -- are an indictment of the Congressman's continued fitness for office. By his own implicit admission, it's time for voters to retire Murtha.

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