Mac Speechless on Fiorina Birth Control Slip

Can't say how he thinks insurers should handle contraceptives
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2008 2:56 PM CDT

(Newser) – A full day after the blogosphere was lit up over Carly Fiorina’s decidedly un-conservative suggestion that health insurers should cover birth control, John McCain still had no comment when asked about it, the Wall Street Journal reports. And a decidedly awkward no-comment, at that:

  • McCain: “I certainly do not want to discuss that issue."
  • Reporter: “But apparently you’ve voted against—“

  • Mac: “I don’t know what I voted.” Then confronted with his nay on mandating coverage, “I’ve cast thousands of votes…I will respond to—it’s a, it’s a…”
  • Reporter: “Delicate issue.”
  • Mac: “I don’t usually duck an issue, but I’m—I’ll try to get back to you.”