...John Aravosis, who writes at Americablog, had this headline yesterday: "Why is McCain getting $58,000 a year in disability income?"
In his post, Aravosis wonders why the GOP nominee is receiving a military pension for the injuries he sustained in Vietnam.
Noting that a McCain aide explained it was because the former POW was "tortured for his country," Aravosis writes: "Yeah, we get it. The torture card. It's to McCain what 9/11 was to Giuliani's candidacy: the never-ending name-drop."
But McCain was tortured for his country — and the disability payment he receives is common to all veterans who sustained combat-related injuries.
But Aravosis doesn't stop in what is already very dangerous territory.
Suggesting a double-standard, he writes: "Imagine had the Democratic candidate served in Vietnam, been captured, and then made propaganda videos for the enemy while claiming all the while to be a hero." ...