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Sat May 5, 2018, 08:01 PM

John McCain, in the news,

I happened upon these three stories within a matter of a few minutes and believe they tell quite a bit about John McCain. So, I figured I would post them together so anyone who understands little about him can get some measure of this so-called, "maverick".


"McCain says he regrets picking Palin as running mate"


"...Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he regrets choosing former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) to be his running mate during the 2008 presidential campaign.

The New York Times reported on Saturday that McCain, while still defending Palin’s performance, said in his upcoming book “The Restless Wave” that he wishes he had instead selected former Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.)

His advisers reportedly had warned against choosing Lieberman, who was once a Democrat, stating that Lieberman’s support of abortion rights could divide Republicans...."...

McCain is a notorious skirt-chaser from back to his days in school.


"Biden, McCain say Trump damaging US 'international reputation'"


"...Former Vice President Joe Biden visited Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) at his Arizona ranch earlier this week as the senator is recovering from his brain cancer treatment, during which the two reportedly talked about how the international reputation of the U.S. is being damaged.

Biden recounted his visit in an interview with The New York Times, saying that McCain is, "still concerned about the state of the country,” Mr. Biden said in an interview. “We talked about how our international reputation is being damaged and we talked about the need for people to stand up and speak out.”..."...

The time has long passed that John McCain can make any difference speaking out about the level of stupidity the republican't party has been committed to.


From October 16, 2008


"...Few politicians have so actively, or successfully, crafted their own myth of greatness. In McCain's version of his life, he is a prodigal son who, steeled by his brutal internment in Vietnam, learned to put "country first." Remade by the Keating Five scandal that nearly wrecked his career, the story goes, McCain re-emerged as a "reformer" and a "maverick," righteously eschewing anything that "might even tangentially be construed as a less than proper use of my office."

It's a myth McCain has cultivated throughout his decades in Washington. But during the course of this year's campaign, the mask has slipped. "Let's face it," says Larry Wilkerson, a retired Army colonel who served as chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell. "John McCain made his reputation on the fact that he doesn't bend his principles for politics. That's just not true."..."...

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Response to S.E. TN Liberal (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2018, 08:37 PM

1. Why is McCain's daughter always defending Trump?

It makes absolutely no sense, wait..........she married Dom Domenech of the Federalist. I hate when Meghan feels she must explain the Trump voters to the world. Idiot!

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Sat May 5, 2018, 08:51 PM

3. Yup, she got worse since marrying him

She alsoi needs to stay on their good side to help her career.

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Sat May 5, 2018, 08:43 PM

2. Regrets

This is the DU member formerly known as Gothmog.

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