Skip to comments.McCain Hurls F-Bomb at Cornyn Over Immigration Bill
Posted on 05/18/2007 3:25:09 PM PDT by harwood
Major Garrett just mentioned this on Fox News. Evidently Cornyn was angry at McCain for leaving him out of the loop. McCain responded with a profanity-laced retort.
McCain’s head is capable of exploding at any moment. Just like John Dean’s.
As I recall this was an issue in 2000 and a reason why he did not gain the support of his Senate colleagues.
When McCain was in the primary race in 2000 The Indianapolis Star had an article about how the media would hang out with McCain during down time. They liked him when the cameras were off because of his raunchy jokes, coarse conversations, and on and on. Pretty much decided it for me.
Not in public...
True dat, Juan McCain is kind of wound tight.
LOL. I wish McCain would read your post. The traitor.
—Exactly why I would never vote McCain. His temper is legend.—
He’d make a great ambASSador to some country we dislike.
I wont vite for him
***I wont vite for him either
****Iwon’t vite for any senator
McInsane is the South end of a Northbound horse.
Where you been, Ace loses it on a regular basis.
“Lots of people think that way.”
Do they? I didn’t realize that others thought that, as well. I respect him for his service, his sacrifice, and his terrible ordeal, but I don’t want, as my president, a man who has been held in enemy hands for years. If I were younger, I might have a more modern and enlightened view of that matter, but, alas, I’m not and I don’t.
By his own account, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the front-runner for the 2008 presidential race, had trouble controlling his anger long before he was a prisoner of war in Vietnam.
Back in 1999, McCain allowed reporters from the Arizona Republic, New York Times, and The Associated Press to review 1,500 pages of his medical and psychiatric records from his service in the military.
McCain would not allow reporters to copy the records. Only a few papers ran details relating to his temper.
The documents, which include the results of annual psychiatric exams after he was released from a North Vietnamese prison in 1973, indicate McCain was not diagnosed with any psychiatric disorder and had adjusted well to his ordeal. McCain's imprisonment began in October 1967 when he was shot down over Hanoi. However, in response to the question, "What traits do you have that others object to?" McCain answered, "Quick temper."
In one of the documents, a Navy psychiatrist, Dr. P.F. O'Connell, who examined McCain in 1973, said McCain thought he had made progress in controlling his anger during his captivity. "He learned to control his temper better," the evaluation said. McCain learned while a prisoner "to not become angry over insignificant things: not to go to the mat' over some minor provocation by a guard that resulted in needless torture."
A July 5 NewsMax.com article quoted former Sen. Bob Smith, a New Hampshire Republican who served with McCain on the Senate Armed Services Committee, as saying, "I have witnessed incidents where he has used profanity at colleagues and exploded at colleagues . . . He would disagree about something and then explode. It was incidents of irrational behavior. We've all had incidents where we have gotten angry, but I've never seen anyone act like that."
McCain's outbursts often erupted when other members rebuffed his requests for support during his bid in 2000 for the Republican nomination for president, the story said. "People who disagree with him get the f*** you,'" said former Rep. John LeBoutillier, a New York Republican who had an encounter with McCain when he was on a POW task force in the House.
"He had very few friends in the Senate," said former Sen. Smith, who dealt with McCain almost daily. "He has a lot of support around the country, but I don't think he has a lot of support from people who know him well."
An Aug. 2 NewsMax story quoted Andrew H. "Andy" Card Jr., President Bush's former chief of staff, as saying he also has observed McCain's outbursts of anger. "Sometimes he was pretty angry, but I felt as if he was putting on a show," Card said. "I don't know if it was an emotional eruption or it was for effect."
He is a political cross-dresser.
I also saw Major Garrett report this on Special Report with Brit Hume.
I distinctly remember the precise moment when I knew that I would never vote for McCain.
2000 primary season. The dust-up over the South-Carolina or Michigan voicemail campaign (perhaps by Pat Robertson in support of Bush and against McCain??) was in full force, and Mike Reagan had McCain on his radio show. It was afternoon drive time in Los Angeles. I think McCain was on some campaign bus somewhere.
Reagan asked him some reasonable but tough questions on a range of issues — i.e. not softball but not antagonistic. McCain went off the deep end, accusing Mike of being in league with those evil people who left voicemails demeaning his character. He was literally unhinged. My first thought was, “we can never let this guy have his finger on the button.”
When the chips are down, you can count of Colonel Tigh to do whats right.
I’d trust an alcoholic over a psychopath any day.
“Sam Johnson, Congressman from Texas (a true American patriot) was a former POW in Vietnam. I worked on Sams first campaign; Ive seen his twisted fingers that are a result of the torture he endured. I can assure you that Sam is nothing like McCain. McCains temper issues are of his own making. Dont blame his POW status for that.”
I totally agree with you. Many years ago I was fortunate enough to become a friend of the late General Harold K. Johnson, former Army Chief of Staff and former prisioner of war. For 43 months he was a prisoner of the Japanese and a survivor of the Bataan march. At the time of his capture he was a Lt Col. That he rose to four star rank and became the Chief of staff after all of that abuse was a tribute to the man’s character. He was a gentle, but strong man until cancer took him away.