Skip to comments.The inside story-McCain-Cornyn
Posted on 05/20/2007 3:07:20 PM PDT by greyfoxx39
The eruption of Senator John McCain at fellow Republican Sen. John Cornyn (TX) is an incident that reverberates on several levels. It renews lingering doubts about whether Senator McCain possesses the proper temperament to be president. It also raises serious questions about the substance of the "grand bargain" immigration bill that Senators Kennedy, Specter, McCain and others are attempting to rush through the Senate. (The written bill language was finally distributed to Senate offices early Saturday morning, 326 pages, still marked as a draft.)
minor problem arose. Bush administration negotiators and a bipartisan Senate group had been meeting several days a week since February, often with glacial progress. (McCain rarely attended, though his staff was there.) As of Thursday morning, however, agreement hadnt been reached. A final meeting started at 10 a.m. in hopes of finishing the deal. With a dozen Senators, two Cabinet members (Chertoff and Gutierrez) and perhaps 15 staffers in the room discussing an unpublished documents exceeding 300 pages in length, it was slow going. Senator Cornyn, tacitly supported by Sen. Jon Kyl, pushed hard to streamline legal procedures to allow prompt deportation of illegals. Senator Kennedy resisted.
-snip-As the clock moved closer to 1:30 p.m., Senator McCain suddenly lost it. "This is chicken****," he told Senator Cornyn. "I think it would expedite things if you would just leave the room, Senator, so we can get along with finishing this up." Senator Cornyn responded: "Wait a minute. Weve been meeting for three months on this in good faith, and now you parachute in here this morning and tell me to leave? I think youre out of line."
Senator McCain responded: "****you! I know what is going on here. I know more about immigration than anybody in this room!
(Excerpt) Read more at powerlineblog.com ...
LOL! Beat me by 30 seconds:)
McCain is becoming a caricature.
Moderator, title change allowed in this circumstance?
Did you post it too?
I’ve mentioned about ten things about McCain recently that disqualify him from being president. But the most important reason is that he is a maniac. I would never trust him with his finger on the nuclear football.
This latest incident is absolutely typical. He simply cannot be trusted to control himself. He not only is the Manchurian Candidate, he is General Jack D. Ripper.
I think it’s a pretty illuminating article.
Yes, it is fine as is. Thank you for letting us know.
No I didn’t- I started to- then went to double check keywords..found it was up already and didn’t post!
This hints at somethings that are never discussed. There must be armies of predators who live off of the misery of this broken immigration system. Lots of immmigration attorneys making a bundle off of people who care about the price of tortillas. The hearings and appeals can drag on for years. It is not really comprehensive immigration reform unless the fix the whole thing, and I see no evidence of that. Simple analyses that pit biz against Dem desire for voters misses the pressure of the lawyers and other activists.
This sort of thing is the exact reason why Senators do not get elected President.
They could not even bring themselves to end catch and release, and now we are supposed to take them seriously?
This outrageous behavior by McCain could very well result in Kyl backing out of this compromise, if so, I predict it will be DOA in the Senate
Cornyn should have “Cold Cocked” him on the spot!
In Texas those are “Fighting” words!
Great minds, eh?
Yea, sounds like the same crap we got from the last two governors who were elected President.
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