McCain Conference Call Report
I got on the line for the blogger conference call again this morning. Senator McCain started out by discussing the outlines of a speech he will give to the Oklohama State Legislature today on getting spending under control and being responsible stewards of the people's money. He also mentioned that the much-bruited altercation he had with Senator Cornyn has been greatly exaggerated.
The questions were wide-ranging. As expected the bulk of the questions concerned the immigration bill and whether it constituted amnesty for illegal aliens. Senator McCain cited some of the tougher measures in the bill, including a $5,000 fine, not an insignificant amount to people earning on the order of $15,000 a year. He also stated that those criticizing the plan should offer an alternative of their own.
I managed to ask Senator McCain about the 9-11 conspiracy theories, using Ron Paul's silly comment at the debate as a lead-in and asked if he could comment about the "Truthers" and what more we could do to combat this virus which has now infected an estimated 35% of the Democratic electorate.
Senator McCain responded that these conspiracy theories arise in a democracy where people are free to speak their minds, but that they are damaging to the image of America abroad and disruptive to the fabric of society at home. He did indicate that he was very disturbed by the 35% figure and hoped that was not accurate.
Labels: 9-11 Denial, Blogger Conference Call, John McCain