What a Door Does

Gateway Pundit has the quote of the weekend:

John McCain suffered as a POW longer than Barack Obama has been a senator.

In fact, John McCain was a Prisoner of War 13 times longer than Barack Obama was a US senator before he decided to run for President.

From the time Barack Obama was sworn in as a United State Senator, to the time he announced he was forming a Presidential exploratory committee, he logged 143 days of experience in the US Senate.

In contrast, John McCain has 26 years in Congress, 22 years of military service, and 1,966 days in captivity as a POW in Hanoi, via Cheri Jacobus.

This puts things into perspective.

Yessirree, it sure does. Now here we have a picture of the door to Sen. John McCain’s Hoa Lo prison cell (via GatewayPundit & Washington Whisperers)

The same cell in the same prison where McCain reset Bud Day’s arm in this incredible story.

When he [Day] was recaptured, a Vietnamese captor broke his arm and said, “I told you I would make you a cripple.”

The break was designed to shatter Mr. Day’s will. He had survived in prison on the hope that one day he would return to the United States and be able to fly again. To kill that hope, the Vietnamese left part of a bone sticking out of his arm, and put him in a misshapen cast. This was done so that the arm would heal at “a goofy angle,” as Mr. Day explained. Had it done so, he never would have flown again.

But it didn’t heal that way because of John McCain. Risking severe punishment, Messrs. McCain and Day collected pieces of bamboo in the prison courtyard to use as a splint. Mr. McCain put Mr. Day on the floor of their cell and, using his foot, jerked the broken bone into place. Then, using strips from the bandage on his own wounded leg and the bamboo, he put Mr. Day’s splint in place.

Years later, Air Force surgeons examined Mr. Day and complimented the treatment he’d gotten from his captors. Mr. Day corrected them. It was Dr. McCain who deserved the credit. Mr. Day went on to fly again.

This man understands the evil that would destroy America. The door that held him prisoner inside this vile pit for those many dark days did not break his spirit, his sense of duty or his love of country. His belief that he would have a life after his time behind the door gave him the hope and strength to survive.

Now here’s another door.

Guess who is stuck in this door? The same fellow who can’t take a stand and keep it for more than 48 hours. The same fellow who thinks “Do as I say, not as I do” is a campaign platform. The same fellow who believes that less than seven months as a junior senator and some community organizing is experience enough for the job of Commander in Chief.

The door is spinning and spinning and spinning. No way in, no way out. Doors can be like that, you know. The question is, does the door control the man or does the man control the door?

1 Comment

  1. scottymck said,

    July 13, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Clearly, the answer is neither. The media controls the spin and has annointed Obama as the chosen one. As usual, Democrats are marching blindly behind, only this time they appear to be deaf as well. They continue to deny that Obama has changed any of his positions because they couldn’t tell you what his policies are if they were asked.

    The door is wide open right now for McCain to jump on Obama but he seems to be napping. The door stays open only so long Mr. McCain; I suggest you go through it before it closes again!

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