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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Grumpy Old Congressmen

posted by on April 16 at 15:01 PM

Rep. Jack Murtha of PennsylvaniaŚClinton supporter and unrequited congressional earmark afficianadoŚnotes that both he and John McCain are very old, and that neither of them should be president.

Says the 75-year old, via Politico:

“I’ve served with seven presidents,” Murtha said this morning by way of introducing Hillary at a union conference in Washington. “When they come in, they all make mistakes. They all get older.”

Getting to the point, Murtha said: “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.”

McCain responds, in an interview with CNN:

“Speak for yourself, Jack.”

McCain’s press office also added their two cents:

McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds said Murtha’s jabs were “nonsense attacks.” He noted the candidate’s invitation to reporters gathered Monday at the AP confab to come out and see for themselves his energy level on the trail.

My new priority in life has become getting someone to send me out on the campaign trail with McCain, where I will continually challenging him to push-up competitions to prove his “energy level.”

Not that I’m discounting the idea that McCain would win, which is totally possible.

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1

Rep. Jack Murtha of Pennsylvania is a national treasure. My money says he can out-pushup McCain with you on his back.

Posted by six shooter | April 16, 2008 3:09 PM
2

"Tucker" is one stupid fucking Republican name.

Posted by DOUG. | April 16, 2008 3:20 PM
3

Lack of brains has not stopped America from electing an idiot: I am sure being super old will not stop us either.

Posted by Andrew | April 16, 2008 3:20 PM
4

mccain can easily beat you in a push-up competition. he only needs about three inches to fully extend his arms from the ground.

Posted by chops | April 16, 2008 3:26 PM
5

I doubt McCain can do push-ups anymore--he can't fully extend his arms as a result of torture while he was a POW in Vietnam. Just sayin'.

Posted by Actually... | April 16, 2008 3:53 PM
6

Good thing it didn't mentally unbalance him, @5.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 16, 2008 4:29 PM
7

Whatever happened to Jack Murtha? Remember what a bad ass cool ex-Marine Dem he was when he first started getting air time calling for redeployment in Iraq? Did he get smooshed by the powerful in the Dem Party? "Hey Jack, chill." I been wondering this alot cause he seems a natural to take out McCain.

Posted by elliott | April 17, 2008 5:21 AM

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