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David says McCain is missing a lot of votes. He has missed more than any other member of the Senate, 374 so far in the 110th Congress. Obama has missed 263 votes.
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July 4, 2008
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David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and Terence Samuel of The Root, substituting for the vacationing John Dickerson, talk politics. This week, did Wes Clark cross the line with his remarks about John McCain's Vietnam years? Will McCain's campaign staff shakeup make any difference? And why is the United States borrowing its interrogation playbook from the Chinese?
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One possible explanation for Clark's comments about John McCain could be simply that those in the infantry hate the fly-boys. In fact, Sens. Jim Webb (D-Va.) and Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) like pointing out that they are ground combat veterans of Vietnam while McCain was a pilot.
Emily Bazelon is a Slate senior editor and writes about law, family, and kids. Her forthcoming book, Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Empathy and Character. Find her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook or Twitter.
John Dickerson is Slate's chief political correspondent and author of On Her Trail. He can be reached at email@example.com. Read his series on the presidency and his series on risk. Follow him on Twitter.
David Plotz is the Editor of Slate. He's the author of The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank and Good Book. He appears on Slate's Political Gabfest.