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McCain's straight talk not so clear

By LaShawnda

Sen. John McCain was visibly stumped by a reporters question regarding a comment made by his campaign co-chair, Carly Fiorina. Earlier this week, Ms. Fiorina stated:

“There are many health insurance plans that will cover Viagra but won’t cover birth-control medication. These women would like a choice.”

A reporter mentioned to Sen. McCain on his Straight Talk Express that he voted against legislation requiring insurance coverage of birth control and Fiorina’s comment suggested it wasn’t fair that Viagra is covered and birth control is not as one of the arguments against birth control being covered is the personal nature of its use.

The reporter then asked, “Is that still your position?”

“I don’t recall the vote right now, but I’ll look at my voting record and get back to you.”

(continued) “Do you have an opinion?” The reporter persisted in reference to Ms. Fiorina’s comment.

And our dear Sen. McCain bravely stood his ground and said:

“I don’t know enough about it to give you an informed answer. I don’t recall the vote. ... I’ve cast thousands of votes. ..."

Giving him the benefit of the doubt, perhaps he didn’t vote on Viagra coverage at all ...

Tags: john mccain , health care , birth control , lashawnda jones

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