- Posted December 1, 2011 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
11 CNN McCain Long Island
'I will be driving through Washington, D.C., heading back to Long Island in two weeks. Sir, I invite you to join me and I will show you all of the great things that Long Island has to offer,' he says to John McCain.
- elchueco, CNN iReport producer
I don’t give political commentary very often. Actually, I don’t really give it ever. As a journalist, I try to stay objective and keep my opinions out of stories but I can’t let this one slide.
By now you’ve probably heard what John McCain had to say about Long Island
Give me a break, McCain. Long Island has been a proud part of the United States since day one. This is the place where spies, working for then-General George Washington, watched and reported on the British army during the American Revolution.
Okay, so that was 230-something years ago. But still, Long Island was the place that hosted McCain during the 2008 presidential debate against then-Senator Barack Obama. Heck we must have done something right. After all, the debate will be held at Hofstra again in 2012.
I guess McCain had some bad room service or something in 2008. McCain, why do you hate us so much?
Here’s all my reasons to be proud of Long Island (and I invite you to add your own in the comment section below):
>From city to suburbs to country to beach… there’s something for everyone. Just drive the LIE
>Entenmann’s… you’re welcome
>AriZona ice tea… I guess McCain doesn’t drink it
>All four seasons: we get them all cause we’re well-rounded
>Brookhaven National Labs… cause we’re smart like that
>Need a jet? Need to land on the moon? Grumman can help with that
>Islanders… they might stink but they’re our stinky team
>Jones Beach… John Mayer loves it, you should too
>Calverton National Cemetery… nation’s largest military cemetery is where? Oh yeah, here.