In an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, McCain, 71, said his priority was to keep Americans in their homes in tough economic times.
Then he recalled his Vietnam experience.
"I spent 5 1/2 years in a prison cell without -- I didn't have a house. I didn't have a kitchen table. I didn't have a table. I didn't have a chair," he said.
"I spent those 5 1/2 years ... not because I wanted to get a house when I got out."
John McCain has used his POW experience as an excuse for every gaffe in his campaign.
He has now officially jumped the shark.
Someone had better tell the old guy that he's demeaned his whole POW experience by trotting it out everytime he wants to deflect attention from the issues--especially issues he's weak on or confused with.
The Republican Party is the party that ridiculed Max Cleland, triple amputee, and his service in Viet Nam. The Republican Party is the party that wore purple bandages to their convention in 2004 to mock the purple hearts John Kerry received in Viet Nam. And the Republican Party is the party that promoted the Swift Boating of John Kerry by the execrable Jerry Corsi and his slander.
The Republican Party does not respect the men and women who serve in our armed forces. They've proved it time and again. When it is politically expedient, they attack their heroism and demean their service.
Now comes John McCain who wants the country to install him as the next president and asks that no opposition point out his weaknesses and short comings because...
HE WAS A POW!
Sorry, John. Your party is the party that opened the door to mocking the service of anyone running for political office. Now it's coming back to POW! you in the ass.