This is pretty funny. Apparently at the town hall John McCain had yesterday in Racine, the very first question he got was about the Packers and Brett Favre. Newsweek’s Holly Bailey writes that one local reporter said of the controversy, “It’s broken up long friendships.” Funny. Sad. True.
The big question among the press corps here today: Would someone ask McCain about Favre? The answer is yes. At his town hall meeting this afternoon in Racine, the very first question came from a man who stood up and praised McCain’s experience and credentials. Given that, the man said, what did he think the Packers should do about its aging quarterback? If he were to weigh in, he might very well likely cement a win here in November, the man helpfully noted. McCain paused for several seconds, as audience members laughed and, to be honest, looked a little anxious. “There’s a lot of controversy I have jumped into in my time,” McCain said. “(But) I am not so dumb that I am going to jump into that one.”
As Newsweek notes (now that’s a good memory), PackerGeeks asked McCain about Favre’s retirement the morning it was first reported. After his initial shock – “Oh, no!” – McCain said he was glad Favre chose to retire and had been increasingly concerned that he would get hurt.