Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The woman from the Arizona delegation....

When casting the delegation vote, she referred to John McCain as a "native son of Arizona". Well, I think to be a native son, you have to be a native. And John McCain's not a native son of Arizona:
McCain was born in 1936 at Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone... His family... followed his father to various naval postings in the United States and the Pacific... In 1951, his family settled in Northern Virginia... McCain retired from the Navy on April 1, 1981 [and] moved to Arizona.
That's at the age of 44. Most definitions of native revolve around birth or origin. Just sayin'.

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