Skip to comments.AMERICAN MORNING: Discussion with Senator McCain ("I prefer outstanding senator to maverick")
Posted on 05/27/2005 4:45:16 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
BILL HEMMER, CNN ANCHOR: The story of his life is a profile in courage, both political and personal. Before John McCain was a maverick senator, he was a Vietnam prisoner of war for six years in Hanoi. His book about that experience, "Faith Of My Fathers," is now being made into a TV movie. You'll see it this weekend, in fact. Senator McCain is back with us from Washington.
Nice to see you, Senator.
SEN. JOHN MCCAIN (R), ARIZONA: Thanks, Bill.
HEMMER: Do you... MCCAIN: I prefer outstanding senator to maverick.
HEMMER: Well, you can take whatever you like, all right? I want to talk about you being a movie star here in a moment. But first, John Bolton has been held up again.
HEMMER: What are you to make of this delay by Democrats again?
MCCAIN: Well, I think it was an ongoing dispute that's been going on for weeks now between the Democrats on the Foreign Relations Committee, where they want certain documents from the administration. I think it's an interesting constitutional struggle. But I think it was a logical result of that dispute, the Democrats siding with two of their most senior members, Senator Dodd and Senator Biden. It does not affect the -- except psychologically -- this agreement that we made earlier on preserving -- preventing the nuclear option on the judges.
HEMMER: Does Bolton get finished next week, do you think?
MCCAIN: We're in recess next week. You know, we've been working way too hard. So we're in recess next week and I think that -- I think it'll come to a reasonable conclusion when we get back and be resolved.
HEMMER: All right, let's continue now with the outstanding senator out of Arizona. You know, do you remember seven years ago?
(Excerpt) Read more at transcripts.cnn.com ...
Interesting slip- does he actuall agree with the Democrat argument that they are 'preseving' a tradition of fililbustering judicial nominees, or does he believe the Republicans are 'preserving' a tradition of not filibustering judicial nominees?
"We're in recess next week. You know, we've been working way too hard. So we're in recess next week"
Frist should have forced the 'Rats to filibuster right through the weekend, but then he would lose support of so many in this lazy Gentleman's Club. The idea that the Senate has been "working way too hard" is so laughable - when they actually get some of the people's business done they can boast about their hard work, but right now they're just a bunch of clowns.
Interesting how McCain talks not at all as a Republican in this interview, but mainly as a disinterested observer, even sympathizing with the 'Rats.
Ye gads and liddle fishees-- get out the violin. McCain is scum.
"Interesting how McCain talks not at all as a Republican in this interview, but mainly as a disinterested observer, even sympathizing with the 'Rats."
Yes, I caught it that way also. McCain is for McCain and no one else.
I always excerpt CNN with the remote.
*bend over here it comes again
How about "obnoxious popinjay"? Does that work for you McQueeg?
McCain=McVomit....he is nothing but a self promoter that cares about nothing but furthering his own career at the expense of anything or anybody...I cannot stand the man...
McCain's preening in every imaginable venue has become unendurable.
I admire his decision to refuse to be sent home, but recently he has been a skunk. The timing of this deal right before Memorial Day when he has a puff piece movie coming out stinks. It is ORCHESTRATED.
This is all a grand way to kick off a candidacy for President. The problem is that I cannot imagine his getting the Republican nomination. I will vote for Hillary over him, or Voinivich, or any other RINO. The only thing that makes sense is that he is planning to run as Hillary's VP. The super-ticket, the media would call it.
Another POTUS candidacy on the Vietnam platform? Is he really this dumb?
This could be photo of the week!!
ROTFL...I love it!
I for one WILL NOT forget! I won't forget what my Senator Lindsey McCain Graham did either. And I will continue to call his office on a regular basis to remind him that I have not and will not forget!!!!