As you might have guessed from yesterday’s tease, the folks at ScienceDebate 2008 have now managed to get answers from the McCain campaign (to go with Obama’s froma few weeks ago). Which means that while you may never see them answering science questions on a stage together, you can put them head-to-head on the Web, and see which you like better.
Of course, the key question regarding McCain’s answers is “How long does it take him to mention elements of his biography?” The answer: There are 186 words before you get to:
I am uniquely qualified to lead our nation during this technological revolution. While in the Navy, I depended upon the technologies and information provided by our nation’s scientists and engineers with during each mission.
At least the word “prisoner” does not appear in the text. Though, I admit, it would’ve livened things up nicely had he said “During the five years I spent in a North Vietnamese prison, I often wished I had been a better student of science, so that I could’ve designed and built an Iron Man suit…”