In yesterday's debate, John McCain attacked Barack Obama for his tepid (even Clintonian) support of nuclear power. He claimed, "I was on Navy ships that had nuclear power plants. Nuclear power is safe, and it's clean." On this point I agree with John McCain. Nuclear power has a strong track record and is one of the few sources of energy which can start reducing our dependence on fossil fuel now.
My problem is that John McCain is using his time aboard a nuclear-powered Navy vessel as anecdotal proof of nuclear safety. John McCain has had 4 bouts with lethal skin cancer.