Quite a prescient post, young man, succinct and to the point. He lost four planes in aviation training, damn near destroyed one of out aircraft carriers, was unfortunate enough to get shot down and taken prisoner, and lost his mind as a result. He is no war hero but portrayed that in his run for Senator, that and his new wife's money gave him the election. In that position he has continued to waste taxpayer dollars and American lives, but on a far grander scale. He is a sorry indictment for the voters of Arizona and not even within sight of being a virtuous man. And you are right, everything bad, starting with the Keating Eight, I recall, has him in a featured role. The epitome of evil.
I am a former Navy wife, and lived in Jacksonville at the time he returned from Hanoi. He was a notorious philanderer from day one; finally divorced the first wife and married Cindy within a week. I also know that many of his fellow POWs, although they don’t say it publicly, don’t think much of him. They view him as the ultimate opportunist. He has never participated in their reunions over the almost forty years since their return.