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?
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Must suck to be John McCain right about now.
Not liked by Democrats, because he's Republican.
Not liked by Republicans, because he's....I dunno...Not Republican enough?
John McCain will never be president. Now you talk about his home state. His home state is, in fact, the newsroom of the New York Times. He has tremendous appeal among key demographics of columnists, journalists, editors, news anchors, network reporters, the secretary in the research department standing by the photocopier. But among Republican primary voters, he has very minimal appeal, and insofar as this deal does anything, it only weakens his appeal to Republicans.
-- Mark Steyn.
Hugh Hewitt had the best formulation for describing McCain:
I have already shipped off my puke bag to his office. Felt good to regurgitate the anger and hate I have for this clown.
AMERICAN MORNING: Discussion with Senator McCain ("I prefer outstanding senator to maverick")
I prefer no good, treasonous, assmaggot,commie loving, manchurian candidate, egotistical, backstabbing, son of a land lubbering, snubnosed, shark-eared, sidewinding, mess of second hand pizened tripe that needs an enema to clear his voicebox before he lies like the worthless thieving whore bastard that he is.
But that's just one man's opinion.
Then use your remote and tune into HBO Films Saturday and Sunday night for Richard Russo's Pulitzer Prize novel, Empire Falls, made into a two-part miniseries directed by Paul Newman. All-star cast such as: Joanne Woodward, Ed Harris, Helen Hunt, Aidan Quinn, Philip Seymour Hoffman,Estelle Parsons,Dennis Farina and others.
McCain is up against tough competition and you can make it even tougher.
Some bass ackwards caller to the Hugh Hewitt show was just in this full-on rant to Hugh's guest host today, Carol Platt Leibau, talking about what a great war hero McCain was, and how could she talk against him, blah blah John Kerry redux.
She responded (when the caller let her) that there is a difference between what he did (and endured) then, versus what he's done since, and that (as with Kerry) being a war hero does not give someone a lifetime pass for their subsequent behavior.
Vice President Cheney said it this way, at the 2004 RNC:
The President's opponent is an experienced senator. He speaks often of his service in Vietnam, and we honor him for it. (applause) But there is also a record of more than three decades since.
I repeated this from a thread a aouple of days ago in regards to Mcstain and caught some flack. I think it bears repeating as it does look like he is running for prez on the Medal of honor he won. "Benedict Arnold was wounded when he was fighting FOR America. No one remembers him for that."
I can't imagine what impacts, or life-altering consequences being a POW had on McCain. I will grant him some understanding for that. But we're talking about an ego that demands national attention -- and consequences.
McCain hasn't risen above his set-backs. He wears them. As long as he capitalizes on those, he cannot live a righteous life. He is tragic, in more ways than one.
It has also become blatant and muct more prevalent.
I'm beginning to think the media is encourage him so he'll really slip and make an ass out of himself. Like they did to Dean / Scream.
Like Monday night when he plugged his movie in what was supposed to be the "people's business" on the Shaft, er I mean Deal we got.
He leaked to the press the Kerry asked him to be his VP so he could see how it would be received.
Was that not a most telling moment? After all, there he was, the savior of the republic as we know it, but his attention was in fact on his movie, because, in fact, it's all about ME and in case we simpletons out here don't get it, the movie is all about my courage and honor and as we can see from this act, he is still honorable and courageous in the face of lesser folk. (You are dead on about the media.)
ping to the graphic.
Former heros can still be jerks, today.
"I think we can still beat them with a George Allen/Condi Rice ticket of our own."
I think that is already the consensus dream ticket on Free Republic, it sure makes sense to me. I just wonder if it has filtered out to the rest of the world.
I think "toast" fits him better than maverick or outstanding senator. I don't see how he pulls more Repubs than Dems as a third party candidate since the right has wised up after Ross Perot and Pat Buchannon. So, by all mens, let McInsane do his thing. Even as a VP to Shrillary I don't see how it flies.