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Lacking Self-Awareness, John McCain Accuses Someone of Being Unqualified

Two weeks ago Senator John McCain said he would not join the filibuster of Chuck Hagel’s confirmation as Secretary of Defense, but on the following day he broke his pledge and joined the Republican party’s filibuster anyway.

Fast forward to yesterday, and McCain predicted that Hagel would be confirmed, but signaled that he may not vote for him because he believes Hagel is unqualified.

(Reuters) – Republican Senator John McCain on Sunday said his former colleague Chuck Hagel was not qualified to be U.S. defense secretary but the Senate would likely vote on his nomination rather than hold it up with procedural hurdles. [...]

“I do not believe that Chuck Hagel, who is a friend of mine, is qualified to be secretary of defense,” McCain of Arizona said on CNN’s “State of the Union” show.

John McCain have have chosen to selectively black out his memory of selecting Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate in 2008, but we haven’t. And until McCain apologizes for Palin, any attempt to accuse someone else of being unqualified should be met with mockery.