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AMERICAN MORNING: Discussion with Senator McCain ("I prefer outstanding senator to maverick")
cnn.com ^ | May 27, 2005 | cnn

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.

MCCAIN: Yes.

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 ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 109th; americanmorning; billhemmer; cnn; inlovewithhimself; mccain; rino; senatorego
CNN requires excerpt:

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0505/27/ltm.06.html

1 posted on 05/27/2005 4:45:17 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay
on preserving -- preventing the nuclear option

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?

2 posted on 05/27/2005 4:50:12 PM PDT by the anti-liberal (</liberal> It's time the left - left!!!)
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To: fight_truth_decay

"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.


3 posted on 05/27/2005 4:51:22 PM PDT by Enchante (Kerry's mere nuisances: Marine Barracks '83, WTC '93, Khobar Towers, Embassy Bombs '98, USS Cole!!!)
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To: fight_truth_decay
"You know, we've been working way too hard."

Ye gads and liddle fishees-- get out the violin. McCain is scum.

4 posted on 05/27/2005 4:55:57 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (I'm rootin' for ya Bolton, but please lose the 'stache!)
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To: Enchante

"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.


5 posted on 05/27/2005 4:59:09 PM PDT by headstamp
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To: fight_truth_decay
This is what McVainiac is out standing doing:


6 posted on 05/27/2005 4:59:29 PM PDT by Babu
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To: fight_truth_decay

I always excerpt CNN with the remote.


7 posted on 05/27/2005 5:01:34 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: Babu
Elephant cries B.O.H.I.C.A*.!

*bend over here it comes again

8 posted on 05/27/2005 5:01:46 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (I'm rootin' for ya Bolton, but please lose the 'stache!)
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To: fight_truth_decay
I prefer outstanding senator to maverick.

How about "obnoxious popinjay"? Does that work for you McQueeg?

9 posted on 05/27/2005 5:05:07 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Fudd Fan

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...


10 posted on 05/27/2005 5:06:24 PM PDT by Alright_on_the_LeftCoast
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To: fight_truth_decay

McCain's preening in every imaginable venue has become unendurable.


11 posted on 05/27/2005 5:12:48 PM PDT by Bahbah (Something wicked this way comes)
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To: Alright_on_the_LeftCoast
I just heard an ad for an original A&E movie about McCain's courage as a POW in Vietnam.

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.

12 posted on 05/27/2005 5:14:39 PM PDT by Montfort (President George Allen)
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To: Montfort

Another POTUS candidacy on the Vietnam platform? Is he really this dumb?


13 posted on 05/27/2005 5:21:45 PM PDT by the anti-liberal (</liberal> It's time the left - left!!!)
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To: Enchante; All
Capt. McQueeg may wind up running either against hillary or with her in the rat party. He has seen his day in our party. He is toast.
14 posted on 05/27/2005 5:23:15 PM PDT by rodguy911 (Time to get rid of the UN and the ACLU)
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To: Babu

This could be photo of the week!!


15 posted on 05/27/2005 5:24:10 PM PDT by rodguy911 (Time to get rid of the UN and the ACLU)
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To: Babu

ROTFL...I love it!


16 posted on 05/27/2005 5:27:30 PM PDT by greyfoxx39
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To: Montfort
I totally agree, I think he will first try and bump off hillary and when he discovers she is the titular head/rat mistress and cannot be rinoed he will eagerly join her just to have VP behind his name should it happen. I think we can still beat them with a George Allen/Condi Rice ticket of our own.
17 posted on 05/27/2005 5:27:35 PM PDT by rodguy911 (Time to get rid of the UN and the ACLU)
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To: Alright_on_the_LeftCoast
I don't think it is possible to dislike a Pol more then I dislike this self promoting a hole. What an egomaniac, unbalanced, limelight driven, POS. I loathe him! Just try and run in the Republican primary in "08 you jerk. I am in no way a Christian conservative, just a loyal right of center Repub who hates your guts. Good luck you SOB!!
18 posted on 05/27/2005 5:32:35 PM PDT by SoCar (Refugee from NJ)
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To: SoCar
The sad thing is there is so much political activity these days a lot of what has happened the past week will be forgotten by many people a couple of years from now. You better believe McQueeg is counting on that too!
19 posted on 05/27/2005 5:38:37 PM PDT by rodguy911 (Time to get rid of the UN and the ACLU)
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To: rodguy911

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!!!!


20 posted on 05/27/2005 5:44:28 PM PDT by SoCar (Refugee from NJ)
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To: SoCar
Yeah, I got you. But the sad thing is so many lemmings are still influenced by short news cycles. So much happens so quickly and unlness it's an abu ghrab or something the Old Media/rat press wants to keep alive it slowly disappears from sight.

Like today, here much about Rosen getting a pass, I didn't except here.Of course I don't watch much old media anymore.
21 posted on 05/27/2005 5:50:42 PM PDT by rodguy911 (Time to get rid of the UN and the ACLU)
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To: fight_truth_decay

RrrrRINO!

22 posted on 05/27/2005 5:59:18 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: PhilDragoo

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?


23 posted on 05/27/2005 6:15:03 PM PDT by Kace
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To: All
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.


24 posted on 05/27/2005 6:20:26 PM PDT by dighton
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To: fight_truth_decay

Hugh Hewitt had the best formulation for describing McCain:
Great American
Bad Senator
Horrible Republican.


25 posted on 05/27/2005 6:21:35 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Send a message defeat (Pat) Dewine this June www.gobrinkman.com)
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To: fight_truth_decay

I have already shipped off my puke bag to his office. Felt good to regurgitate the anger and hate I have for this clown.


26 posted on 05/27/2005 6:21:50 PM PDT by Doc Savage (...because they stand on a wall, and they say nothing is going to hurt you tonight, not on my watch!)
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To: fight_truth_decay

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.


27 posted on 05/27/2005 7:07:33 PM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (M.A.D. but with a share of the profits.)
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To: Montfort
when he has a puff piece movie coming out stinks.

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.

28 posted on 05/27/2005 7:20:25 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: the anti-liberal; KodakKing; doug from upland; GVgirl; Soul Seeker; kristinn; bray; MikeinIraq
Another POTUS candidacy on the Vietnam platform? Is he really this dumb?

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.

29 posted on 05/27/2005 7:34:13 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (Prayers for Laura Ingraham as she continues treatment for breast cancer. 5-20-05)
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To: Christian4Bush

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."


30 posted on 05/27/2005 7:44:49 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: Christian4Bush
I notice McCain has left no stone unturned on the talk show circuit since his "compromise". As usual, a well-deliberated strategem from the Mutineer. I see from another thread that Mark Steyn characterized McCain as "a thin-skinned narciscist".

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.

31 posted on 05/27/2005 7:46:58 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: Bahbah

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.


32 posted on 05/27/2005 7:53:04 PM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: rodguy911

He leaked to the press the Kerry asked him to be his VP so he could see how it would be received.


33 posted on 05/27/2005 7:54:40 PM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: mabelkitty
Nothing would surprise me, he is almost a hillary/lite.

McQueeg has the biden syndrome. If he cant get on a Sunday show he gets all trembly and goes into instant convulsions
and starts looking for hair plugs to pull.
34 posted on 05/28/2005 12:58:27 AM PDT by rodguy911 (Time to get rid of the UN and the ACLU)
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To: Babu

ROTFL!!


35 posted on 05/28/2005 1:03:03 AM PDT by NRA2BFree (We*ve been sold out by spineless, gutless TRAITORS again!!!! They made a deal with the devil...)
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To: mabelkitty
Like Monday night when he plugged his movie in what was supposed to be the "people's business"

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.)

36 posted on 05/28/2005 1:54:18 AM PDT by Bahbah (Something wicked this way comes)
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To: pookie18

ping to the graphic.


37 posted on 05/28/2005 1:57:29 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: fight_truth_decay

Former heros can still be jerks, today.


38 posted on 05/28/2005 1:58:55 AM PDT by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: fight_truth_decay

39 posted on 05/28/2005 2:02:52 AM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: rodguy911

"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.

Re: McInsane
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.



40 posted on 05/28/2005 2:07:05 AM PDT by FastCoyote
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To: fight_truth_decay

I prefer retired Senator.


41 posted on 05/28/2005 2:33:30 AM PDT by rock58seg (RINO"s make the Republicans MINO"s (Majority In Name Only)!)
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To: FastCoyote
You and I think a lot alike.
The problem is we think, while most and many other voters react. Like it or not McQueeg has name "attention" or recog. shall we call it. Having done so many MSM interviews(doesn't really matter what he says people see his face) so many times and having photos hugging GW at inopportune times for us, he has a lot of MSM sound bite BS going for him.

That buys him the mooshy middle, "desperately seeking someone" rats who won't buy the lefts BS, and the rino vote. What that will add up to in 08 is anyone's guess.

Current polls show him way to high up for me. I hate to think that he is viable but he may be, with our screwed up electorate.
42 posted on 05/28/2005 2:54:58 PM PDT by rodguy911 (Time to get rid of the UN and the ACLU)
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To: Constitution Day

Check out the image in post #6.


43 posted on 05/28/2005 2:57:56 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: fight_truth_decay
I'd prefer if he'd be "out standing" in the unemployment line!
44 posted on 05/28/2005 2:57:58 PM PDT by airborne (Dear Lord, please be with my family in Iraq. Keep them close to You and safely in Your arms.)
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