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  • Exclusive — Secret Service Agent Book: Raging Hillary Clinton Threw Bible at Agent’s Colleague

    06/20/2016 7:54:38 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 20, 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Hillary Clinton once threw a Bible at the back of a Secret Service agent’s head, part of a pattern of unhinged rage that the now-presumptive Democratic nominee exhibited, as exposed for the first time in former Secret Service agent Gary Byrne’s grueling insider account of Hillary Rodham Clinton... “Most of us knew to brace for her inevitable eruptions,” Byrne wrote. “They didn’t happen every day, but behind closed doors we learned about them fast. In public, she was everyone’s best friend. Privately, she was her normal self.” At one point, Hillary Clinton—Byrne wrote—even told a Secret Service agent to “Go...
  • Trumpees [my opus]

    01/30/2016 6:58:36 PM PST · by libbylu · 969 replies
    You are all freaking low class jerks. The Heidi thread has been pulled multiple times. Free Republic has become trump derangement central. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A BUNCH OF CONSERVATIVES SO PICKY, PETTY AND STUPID - STUPID FREAKING LOSERS YOU DAMN DEFEND TRUMP AS IF HE WERE A FREAKING BABY BECAUSE HE IS! DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL.
  • David Corn Throws A Tizzy Fit

    03/20/2012 2:28:19 PM PDT · by Rytas · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Media Bistro ^ | 3/20/2012 | Betsy Rothstein
    MSNBC Contributor and Mother Jones’ Washington Bureau Chief David Corn apparently got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. He was spotted in the Barnes & Noble at Union Station throwing a fit because his new book — his fifth — fitting called Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party out today didn’t have its own display. He was overheard yelling at the manager that “every paper in America” was going to be talking about his book today and yet nobody could find it there.
  • McCain erupts: Conservatives are lying to America

    07/27/2011 8:06:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 104 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/27/11 | Greg Sargent
    So the debt limit debate has come to this: John McCain, who you may recall was the GOP’s 2008 standard bearer, is now openly accusing conservatives of actively misleading America with their completely unrealistic demands, which he labeled “deceiving” and “bizarro.” In a seminal moment in this debate, here’s some video of McCain on the Senate floor today, unleashing an angry tirade at conservatives who are still holding out for a balanced budget amendment as part of any compromise on the debt ceiling. McCain accused them of “deceiving” America into believing such a thing can pass the Senate:

    04/19/2011 6:06:46 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 54 replies
  • Senator John McCain's born identity (McNasty is "filled with endless rage")

    12/30/2010 9:39:59 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 85 replies · 114+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | 2010-12-30 | Cliff Schecter
    What does he want? Revenge. For what? Being born. This is the way famous gunslinger Doc Holliday answers equally famous lawman and good friend Wyatt Earp’s inquiry - in their depiction in the movie Tombstone - into why their sworn enemy, Johnny Ringo, is such a misanthrope. Sadly, this description would be equally accurate in explaining the actions of another Arizona transplant filled with endless rage: Senator John McCain. I first encountered the seething side of McCain when I was writing my 2008 book, The Real McCain, which was critical of him while pointing out a then-controversial fact, one no...
  • John McCain's Lasting Anger (McAmnesty aides say McCain "hurt" by voting against DREAM Act)

    12/27/2010 10:06:29 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2010-12-27 | Shushannah Walshe
    (snip) Woods said McCain would be more helpful if the White House reached out to him, but "they haven't talked to him at all."McCain also voted no Saturday on the Dream Act, which would have granted citizenship to thousands of foreign-born college students. He initially sponsored the legislation. Gullett said McCain constantly faced voters on the campaign trail last year asking about border security and that affected his stance. His communications director, Brooke Buchanan, explained that on immigration, McCain believes the border needs to be secured above all else, citing the increasing border violence over the last four years. "His...
  • John McCain at his fieriest before 'don't ask, don't tell' vote (McLame throws temper tantrum)

    12/18/2010 10:02:21 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 112 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-12-18 | Dana Milbank
    (snip) Saturday's debate on the repeal of the "don't-ask-don't-tell" policy was only half an hour old when the Arizona Republican burst onto the floor from the cloakroom, hiked up his pants and stalked over to his friend Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). Ignoring Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), who had the floor, McCain hectored the men noisily for a few moments, waving his arms for emphasis. When McCain finally stormed off, Durbin shook his head in exasperation and Lieberman smiled. A minute later, McCain returned - he had apparently remembered another element of his grievance -...
  • (Commie-loving Traitor) John McCain brings POW Supporter to Tears with his Anger (1992 VIDEO)

    12/05/2010 4:04:32 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies
    Video at link.
  • McCain to Graham: I'm Not the Senate Maverick, but You Can't Be One Either (MCCAIN TEMPER ALERT)

    10/06/2010 5:19:33 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 2010-10-04
    (snip) Yet months earlier, according to Ryan Lizza’s New Yorker piece about the failure of climate-change legislation this year, McCain became "enraged" when a December 2009 article on Time's Web site passed the nickname on to Sen. Lindsay Graham, whom the headline called the NEW GOP MAVERICK IN THE SENATE. Writes Lizza: Graham told colleagues that McCain had called him and yelled at him, incensed that he was stealing the maverick mantle. “After that Graham story came out, McCain completely stopped talking to me,” Jay Newton-Small, the author of the Time piece, said. With that, McCain’s statement to NEWSWEEK in...
  • GOP nominee for governor to NY Post editor: "I’ll take you out" (Can Paladino control his temper?)

    10/01/2010 7:36:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/01/2010 | Allahpundit
    We’re late to this one, but oh well. The editor in question is Fred Dicker, who’s covered Albany for the Post since forever and whom Paladino accuses of being in the tank for Andrew Cuomo (maybe with some justification). Last weekend, the Post ran a story about the child Paladino had with a former mistress 10 years ago and reportedly sent a photographer to the house where Paladino’s daughter lives to get a shot of her. Here’s their campaign statement about it; that invasion of privacy is what spurred Paladino to tell Dicker he’d take him out. Paladino also wants...
  • New Obama book by Newsweek senior editor Jonathan Alter airs private flares of temper

    05/08/2010 5:51:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 68 replies · 2,868+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | May 5, 2010 | David Saltonstall
    President Obama may cultivate an image as the unflappable Mr. Cool, but he can get hot under the collar too, according to a new book. In "The Promise: President Obama, Year One," by Newsweek senior editor Jonathan Alter, the author recounts a series of private blow-ups - including a particularly fiery one involving the nation's top military brass. "A presidential dressing down unlike any in the United States in more than half a century," is how Alter describes the October 2009 eruption. [Snip] But it's often the flashes of anger, not amour, that shine through Alter's tome, including: Asked...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Agitated McCain: Don't call me a maverick (McCain loses temper, Graham defends him)

    04/14/2010 7:19:36 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 68 replies · 1,406+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-04-14 | Manu Raju & Jonathan Martin
    John McCain — who built his political persona and his 2008 presidential campaign around the claim that he’s a “maverick” — told Newsweek recently: “I never considered myself a maverick.” When POLITICO asked McCain about the contradiction at the Capitol this week, the Arizona Republican grew visibly irritated and snapped: “I’ve been called a thousand things. It’s absolutely ridiculous.”He said 48 percent of the homeowners in his state are underwater on their mortgages. He said he’s always “done what’s best for my state and the nation.” Then he said it again, adding, “People can consider me whatever they want.” And...
  • John McCain 'angry' over Afghanistan delay (will "support" Obama when he makes "the right decision")

    11/09/2009 2:32:48 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies · 1,161+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-11-05 | Andy Barr
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Thursday that he is “angry” and “disappointed” with President Barack Obama for delaying his decision on increasing troop levels in Afghanistan. “The fact is we already have men and women over there, and the longer we delay in sending them the needed resources they need the greater danger they are in,” McCain said during an interview on Fox News’ Fox & Friends program. “That’s just a fundamental fact of warfare and so I’m past being a bit angry.” “I’m disappointed that we haven’t made the decision,” he said.
  • Hillary Clinton Lets Her Temper Show in the Congo - Video 8/10/09

    08/10/2009 5:20:11 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 33 replies · 1,749+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 10, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today in the Congo letting her placid facade down for a moment and showing the Hillary we always knew was there. She thought she was being asked what her husband would think about an International Financial matter, but it turns out the translator was actually asking what President Obama thought. Pity the poor translator. Hillary flashed with anger and said, "You want to know what my husband thinks? My husband is not the Secretary of State." . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Interview With Senator John McCain

    08/02/2009 7:58:51 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 3 replies · 505+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/02/2009 | Stephen Moore
    John McCain is red in the face and hopping mad. I’m sitting in his office in the Senate Russell Office Building, and he’s just rushed in after delivering a speech on the Senate floor where he seethed about the earmarks in the Homeland Security Bill.
  • Obama: "Foxnews Devoted Entirely To Attacking My Administration" (Video)

    06/16/2009 4:50:52 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 61 replies · 1,571+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 6/16/09 | talkradio03
    Obama just a little bothered that not every channel is in the tank for him. Harwood actually says to Obama that your favorable press could be hurting the country (he'll probably be fired later today)...
  • Did Meghan McCain inherit a testy temper from her dad?

    05/17/2009 2:28:25 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 59 replies · 1,632+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2009-05-17 | Daniel Scarpinato
    Those McCains are one rowdy political family. We all know the stories about John McCain — whether it's the senator's supposed short temper or his "mavericky" attitude. Well, maybe the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. The senator's daughter, Meghan McCain, supposedly got a bit testy at last weekend's White House Correspondents Dinner, according to the New York Daily News. McJunior apparently tried to bring two guests to the exclusive party — but she had only one extra ticket.
  • McCain Rebukes Hispanic Voters

    04/04/2009 9:18:23 AM PDT · by BGHater · 50 replies · 1,649+ views
    National Journal Magazine ^ | 04 Apr 2009 | Kirk Victor
    Stung over the voting bloc's 2-to-1 support of Obama in November, the senator says to look to the new president for immigration leadership. John McCain sounds angry and frustrated that, despite the risks he took in pushing immigration reform, Hispanic voters flocked to Democrat Barack Obama in last year's presidential contest. McCain's raw emotions burst forth recently as he heatedly told Hispanic business leaders that they should now look to Obama, not him, to take the lead on immigration. The meeting in the Capitol's Strom Thurmond Room on March 11 was a Republican effort led by Sens. McCain of Arizona,...
  • McCain Tells Hispanics to SHOVE IT GO ASK OBAMA !!!

    04/03/2009 10:29:07 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 49 replies · 2,392+ views
    National Journal/Yidwithlid ^ | 4/3/09 | Yidwithlid
    Maybe John McCain has learned something from his election loss, like it doesn't pay to be a R.I.N.O.. According to a report in the National Journal that was precisely the message McCain gave a Hispanic leaders when they complained about Obama's lack of movement on immigration issues During the ramp-up to the 2008 election, McCain became the symbol of a weak immigration policy as he sponsored a plan which included amnesty for illegal aliens. McCain's reward for alienating his Republican base was a 2-to-1 Hispanic support for his opponent during the presidential vote.
  • [Mad Juan] McCain loses temper with Hispanic immigration activists

    04/03/2009 12:21:40 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies · 2,580+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 2009-04-03 | Ed Morrissey
    When we remind people that elections have consequences, we’re usually talking about the outrage that comes from appointments to the executive and judicial branches. They have other consequences on policy and legislative priorities, as John McCain “forcefully” reminded Hispanic immigration activists at a meeting last month. National Journal reports on the fallout today.
  • McCain's Tough Talk Express [Angry Juan Returns, Mad at Hispanics for Not Supporting Him]

    04/03/2009 6:38:57 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 204 replies · 5,012+ views
    The Senator from Arizona Tells Hispanics to Look to President Obama for Leadership on Immigration. BY KIRK VICTOR John McCain sounds angry and frustrated that, despite the risks he took in pushing immigration reform, Hispanic voters flocked to Democrat Barack Obama in last year's presidential contest. McCain's raw emotions burst forth recently as he heatedly told Hispanic business leaders that they should now look to Obama, not him, to take the lead on immigration. The meeting in the Capitol's Strom Thurmond Room on March 11 was a Republican effort led by Sens. McCain of Arizona, John Thune of South Dakota,...
  • "Barack Obama is on the phone screaming at me."

    12/25/2008 3:29:39 PM PST · by dascallie · 105 replies · 6,506+ views
    He obviously carries some intense inner rage--was sent the below today--it was published in May...Obama is not the Mr Smoothie he is packaged up to be--as the press pushes him, he is likely to show his true colors. Wednesday, May 21, 2008 BARACK OBAMA "Barack Obama is on the phone screaming at me." (Jim Geraghty reporting) There's a lot of new, fresh, eye-opening anecdotes in this long article on Obama as a state legislator by Todd Spivak of the Houston Press. But in light of today's story of Obama's near-physical altercation, this anecdote of Obama's temper is interesting: It's not...
  • Emanuel Posting Could Mean War with GOP

    11/06/2008 6:53:09 PM PST · by george76 · 101 replies · 4,241+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 6, 2008 | Rick Moran
    Paul Begala refers to Rep. Rahm Emanuel’s style as a “cross between a hemorrhoid and a toothache.” His stint as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has been notable for his clashes with DNC Chairman Howard Dean over strategy, resources, and the direction of the party. A former aide to President Clinton, he was known as “Rahm-bo” among friend and foe alike. Schooled in the rough and tumble of Chicago politics, he was a senior adviser to Richard Daley’s successful 1989 mayoral bid Friends and enemies agree that the key to Emanuel’s success is his legendary intensity. There’s the...
  • 2008 McCain's Temperament Fails Again

    09/22/2008 10:55:36 PM PDT · by Checkers · 76 replies · 407+ views ^ | September 23, 2008 | George Will
    "The queen had only one way of settling all difficulties, great or small. 'Off with his head!' she said without even looking around." -- "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" WASHINGTON -- Under the pressure of the financial crisis, one presidential candidate is behaving like a flustered rookie playing in a league too high. It is not Barack Obama. Channeling his inner Queen of Hearts, John McCain furiously, and apparently without even looking around at facts, said Chris Cox, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, should be decapitated. This childish reflex provoked The Wall Street Journal to editorialize that "McCain untethered"...
  • Reid criticizes McCain's temper

    09/14/2008 5:28:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies · 189+ views
    The Hill ^ | 9/12/2008 | J. Taylor Rushing
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had some of his harshest words yet for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Friday, suggesting his colleague lacks the temperament and judgment to be president. Reid used time on the Senate floor to talk presidential politics, lumping the GOP nominee together with President Bush and drawing a clear distinction between them and Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), the Democratic presidential nominee. “Our dangerous world calls for leaders with sound judgment, not those with a temperament prone to recklessness,” Reid said. “Our country deserves more than token shifts and lip service to change. We need to...
  • McCain's fierce temper far from tempered

    09/07/2008 10:01:53 PM PDT · by SmithL · 33 replies · 94+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/7/8 | David Lightman
    WASHINGTON – Sen. John McCain made a quick stop at the Capitol one day last spring to sit in on Senate negotiations on the big immigration bill, and Sen. John Cornyn was not pleased. Cornyn, a mild-mannered Texas Republican, saw a loophole in the bill that he thought would allow felons to pursue a path to citizenship. McCain called Cornyn's claim "chickens---," according to people familiar with the meeting, and charged that the Texan was looking for an excuse to scuttle the bill. Cornyn grimly told McCain he had a lot of nerve to suddenly show up and inject himself...
  • The Curious Mind of John McCain; Ambition and Emotion Color the Complex Intellect of the Candidate

    08/01/2008 12:55:46 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 274+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2008-08-01 | Robert G. Kaiser
    In his 2002 book, "Worth the Fighting For," John McCain offered this confession -- an acknowledgment of a restless mind: "Although I seem to tolerate introspection better the older I am, there are still too many claims on my attention to permit more than the briefest excursions down the path of self-awareness. When I am no longer busy with politics, and with my own ambitions, I hope to have more time to examine what I have done and failed to do with my career, and why."
  • McCain-Shriver Clip

    02/04/2008 6:58:02 AM PST · by disraeligears · 4 replies · 186+ views
    Given that the Arnold endorsed McCain; can anyone provide a link to McCain's primary meltdown to Maria Shriver when he lost the nomination in 2000? I'm praying to the dear Lord that he provides an updated 2008 version with Mika Brzernzzzzzzzzski!
  • One More Reason to Vote for McCain

    07/03/2008 8:34:59 AM PDT · by foutsc · 11 replies · 68+ views
    Nietzsche is Dead ^ | 3 july 08 | foutsc
    So John McCain roughed up a Sandinista back in the 80's. Senator Thad Cochran (a political enemy) says it's true, McCain denies it. Here's an excerpt from My Way News describing the incident in Managua: "McCain was down at the end of the table and we were talking to the head of the guerrilla group here at this end of the table and I don't know what attracted my attention," Cochran said in an interview with The Sun Herald in Biloxi, Miss. "But I saw some kind of quick movement at the bottom of the table and I looked down...
  • Transcript of Michael Reagan-John McCain Interview

    01/31/2008 5:16:24 PM PST · by Always Right · 66 replies · 535+ views
    CNS News ^ | 3-1-2000 | Michael Reagan
    Talk show host Michael Reagan invited John McCain to call into Reagan's radio show on Tuesday, February 29. McCain obliged, and what follows is a transcript of their brief and tense conversation, aired nationally on more than 220 radio stations. This transcript was provided by the Bush for President Campaign.Michael Reagan: This is an interview I tried to do earlier today with John McCain... It would be choosing the judges if John McCain becomes President of the United States, and will they be liberal judges, or will they be conservative judges? That's an issue many people would like to get...
  • US Fears Over McCain's Fiery Temper

    05/14/2008 5:12:31 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 53 replies · 86+ views ^ | May 14, 2008 | Keith Graves
    Senator John McCain, the Republican candidate to become the next US president, is prone to uncontrollable fits of rage which those in his camp worry could be a liability, both in November's election and the job itself. His wife has defended his outbursts as signs of "passion". But even some of his friends and supporters worry that displays of irrational anger could prove disastrous if he became the most powerful man in the world, with a thermonuclear arsenal at his fingertips. A member of one of Washington's most respected Republican families told Sky News: "Everyone in Washington's political circles has...
  • VIDEO-McCain embraces his inner Peter Finch

    05/08/2008 8:43:09 AM PDT · by LJayne · 6 replies · 49+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Ed Morrissey
    After a few weeks of attempts by Democrats (and the media) to get John McCain to lose his temper publicly — with absolutely no success — John McCain has decided to embrace his passion rather than deny it.
  • McCain jokes about reputation for having short temper

    05/07/2008 2:32:08 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies · 54+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2008 | LIBBY QUAID
    Republican John McCain pretended to snarl when asked about his temper Wednesday in Michigan. "How dare you ask that question!" McCain said, chuckling. His questioner persisted, reading a comment by a fellow Republican, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran, that the idea of McCain as the GOP presidential nominee sent a chill down his spine. "I'm all too familiar with the quote," said McCain, who has since smoothed things over with his colleague. McCain, whose temper has earned him the nickname "Senator Hothead" by more than one publication, said he does get angry — about corruption and runaway spending in Washington. "You...
  • McCain Ambushed With Obscene Question at Town Hall

    05/02/2008 12:59:09 AM PDT · by red flanker · 101 replies · 159+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 1, 2008 | Mosheh Oinounou
    An audience member ambushed John McCain on Thursday at an otherwise placid town hall meeting in Des Moines, Iowa, with a surprise question about whether he had ever called his wife by an obscene term. The man stood up and first said he wanted to ask the Arizona senator about a “mental health and mental health care” concern. “Previously I had been married to a woman who was very verbally abusive to me,” the man said. He paused and asked, “Is it true that you called your wife a c***?” The crowd booed, and McCain responded:
  • One Angry Man - Should we worry about John McCain's temper?

    04/28/2008 12:27:09 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 23 replies · 156+ views ^ | April 29th, 2008 | Christopher Hitchens
    So, a fresh and sly political subtext in a very bizarre campaign season. The two Democratic nominees remain icily calm when in each other's vicinity—plain as it is that they cordially loathe and despise one another—while huge shudders of molten rage continue to shake the ample and empurpled yet graying frame of Bill Clinton as he broods on the many injustices to which life has subjected him. What a good time to shift the subject to the temperament (or temper) of Sen. John McCain and to hint, as did Michael Leahy in a major piece in the April 20 Washington...
  • John McCain: I Have Anger Issues

    11/08/2005 9:11:39 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 98 replies · 2,631+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/8/05
    Sen. John McCain admitted Tuesday morning that he has anger management issues, confessing that it's a problem he's had to work on for many years. "I constantly, throughout my career, have had to work on getting angry and frustrated and losing my temper," McCain told Fox News Channel's Brian Kilmeade, who was filling in on Tony Snow's radio show. "I'm happy to say that I've managed almost always not succumb to that problem," the top 2008 presidential contender explained. But McCain said his temper was particularly raw after he lost the GOP presidential nomination to President Bush five years ago....
  • McCain's Out-of-Control Anger: Does He Have the Temperament to Be President?

    07/06/2006 5:48:32 AM PDT · by seasoned traditionalist · 37 replies · 1,031+ views
    Newsmax ^ | July 5, 2006 | Ronald Kessler
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is considered a front-runner for the 2008 race, but does McCain have the temperament to be president? But to insiders who know him, McCain has an irrational, explosive side that make many of them question whether he is fit to serve as president and be commander in chief. Nowhere is that sentiment stronger than in the Senate, where McCain has few friends or supporters. In fact, when McCain ran for the Republican nomination for president in 2000, only four Republican senators endorsed him. "I have witnessed incidents where he has used profanity at colleagues and exploded...
  •'s Temper. Should he be President of the United States of America?

    07/16/2006 11:08:37 AM PDT · by aceintx · 54 replies · 1,102+ views
    News Max ^ | July 9, 2006 | Special to NewsMax E-mail News
    2. McCain Miffed at NewsMax Article A report about Sen. John McCain’s legendary temper has apparently ruffled the feathers of the probable 2008 presidential candidate. When NewsMax’s Ronald Kessler, who authored the report, appeared on Tucker Carlson’s MSNBC show on July 7 to discuss the story, Kessler stated, “Carlson said McCain’s office was very unhappy that he was having me on.” “I imagine they may have scared off other shows” that might have interviewed Kessler. In his NewsMax report, Kessler wrote in part: “As portrayed by the mainstream media, McCain is an engaging war hero, a man of political...
  • McCain's Anger Management

    04/23/2008 2:05:59 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 6 replies · 742+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 23rd, 2008 | Michael Gerson
    It is a tribute to John McCain's remarkable political luck that the issue of his temper should arise just as the Democratic contest has reached a stage of red-faced, ear-steaming mutual contempt. It was former President Bill Clinton, not McCain, who recently lost his cool during a meeting with California superdelegates. In a finger-pointing rage over Gov. Bill Richardson's endorsement of Barack Obama, Clinton claimed, "Five times to my face (Richardson) said that he would never do that." The San Francisco Chronicle reported that one attendee called it "one of the worst political meetings I have ever attended." All of...
  • Is John McCain’s Hot Temper a Presidential Quality?

    04/21/2008 5:41:33 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 27 replies · 51+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | April 21, 2008 | Jessica Vozel
    For whatever reason, presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain has not, until recently, had a pervasive reputation among the voting public for being hot-tempered – despite accounts of an explosive temper spanning decades. For example, after he was elected to the Senate for the first time in 1986, McCain spent what should have been a joyous moment screaming until he was red-faced and poking the chest of a young campaign worker who hadn’t set up the lectern tall enough for him. According to Jon Hinz, then-executive director of the Arizona Republican Party, “There were an awful lot of people in...
  • McCain's Temper, Ctd.

    04/20/2008 3:43:19 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 27 replies · 59+ views
    The Corner ^ | 4/20/08 | Ramesh Ponnuru]
    McCain aide Mark Salter wrote in, and I thought his account provided ample reasons for doubting the Washington Post's story. Salter allowed me to post his email. (I've made minor edits for typos.) Saw your post about the WP story on the McCain temper. If one half of it were true, it would give me pause. As it happens, the piece is 99% fiction. [Reporter Michael] Leahy is a nice guy, but the story was one of the more dishonest I've read in a while. I talked to him for over two hours. Some of the instances, like the Bob...
  • McCain: A Question of Temperament (Is He Mentally Unstable?)

    04/20/2008 6:49:33 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 229 replies · 349+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 20 April 2008 | By Michael Leahy
    This is a lengthy, comprehensive review of McCain's angry behavior. Note, that it is a serious effort and tries to be fair; however, the author makes some common errors in respect to emotions and human behavior. The only quote I will post is the below. The article is at least 5 pages long on my computer, so 300 words would not be an adequate review. ...Since the beginning of McCain's public life, the many witnesses to his temper have had strikingly different reactions to it. Some depict McCain, now the presumptive Republican nominee for president, as an erratic hothead incapable...
  • People Accept Anger In Men, But Women Who Lose Their Temper Are Seen As Less Competent

    04/04/2008 8:41:54 AM PDT · by blam · 40 replies · 69+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-4-2008 | Yale University
    People Accept Anger In Men, But Women Who Lose Their Temper Are Seen As Less Competent, Study Shows ScienceDaily (Apr. 4, 2008) — Whether you are running for president or looking for a clerical job, you cannot afford to get angry if you are a woman, Yale University psychologist Victoria Brescoll has found. Brescoll and Eric Uhlmann at Northwestern University recently completed three separate studies to explore a phenomenon that may be all-too-familiar to women like New York Senator Hillary Clinton: People accept and even reward men who get angry but view women who lose their temper as less competent....
  • McCain Admits Temper Problem

    04/01/2008 3:53:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies · 1,376+ views ^ | April 1, 2008 | AmandaCarpenter,
    Republican presidential candidate John McCain knows he has a bit of a temper. “In all candor, as an adult I’ve been known to forget occasionally the discretion expected of a person and station when I believe I’ve been accorded a lack of respect I did not deserve,” the maverick with a reputation for “straight talk” said Tuesday. Rumors of McCain’s uncontrollable temper, substantiated by his Republican Senate colleagues, dogged him during the Republican primaries. During that time Republican Sen. Thad Cochran (Miss.)., a Romney supporter, told the Boston Globe the thought of a “hot headed” President McCain “sends a cold...
  • Scary McCain (temperamental warrior)

    03/30/2008 1:22:59 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 65 replies · 989+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 30 March 2008 | Judith Klinghoffer
    Scary McCain By Judith KlinghofferWith McCain you get the real thing while with Obama you may get an audacity of rhetoric based on nothing but political expediency and imagined racial grievances. Recent polls reveal that the American people are beginning to get it and that scares not only McCain's Democrat opponents but also European leftists, especially following his successful stops in Britain and France. These European McCain foes recognize the inherent weakness of the main ammunition their American counter parts have been using, his age. Late night comedians' tasteless jokes aside, in an era where 60 is the new 40 and 70 the...
  • McCain: I learned from Keating Five case (So did we, Senator, so did we.)

    03/23/2008 9:47:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 605+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/23/08 | Larry Margasak - ap
    WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain's ethics entanglement with a wealthy banker ultimately convicted of swindling investors was such a disturbing, formative experience in his political career that he compares the scandal in some ways to the five years he was tortured as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. "I faced in Vietnam, at times, very real threats to life and limb," McCain told The Associated Press. "But while my sense of honor was tested in prison, it was not questioned. During the Keating inquiry, it was, and I regretted that very much." In his early days as a freshman senator,...
  • Strike Two for the Times

    03/08/2008 6:32:12 AM PST · by jdm · 44 replies · 1,025+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 07, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    Well, I know that people have waited for John McCain to blow his top on the campaign trail, but if this is what they wanted, I think those folks are in for some disappointment. The New York Times and other news agencies have passed this around the blogosphere as some sort of eruption, but I’ve seen priests with less equanimity during Mass than this:VIDEO: McCain, Why Are You So Angry? I agree with Michelle about learning a lesson in dealing with the mainstream media. Obviously Elizabeth Bumiller wanted to trip his circuits; she pulls out a story in 2004 about...
  • McCain Flashes Temper at Reporter (‘Why Are You So Angry?’)

    03/07/2008 11:50:45 AM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 182 replies · 1,483+ views
    AP, via ^ | March 7, 2008 | LIBBY QUAID
    <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Republican Sen. John McCain, showing a flash of the temper he is known for, repeatedly cut off a reporter Friday when asked whether he had spoken to Democratic Sen. John Kerry about being his vice president in 2004.</p>
  • Dole says McCain has a temper

    03/06/2008 8:13:59 AM PST · by IMissPresidentReagan · 63 replies · 231+ views
    CNN ^ | 03/06/2008 | Rebecca Sinderbrand
    Dole: McCain has a temper, but it's not a problem (CNN) — Former Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole said Wednesday night that current White House hopeful John McCain has a temper — but added the Arizona senator “can control it.” Dole told CNN’s Larry King that his former Senate colleague “does have a… I guess you could say temper. But I always sort of rationalized that because the poor guy had been locked up” in a tiny cell for six years. But McCain, he said, “can control it. It's not a problem anymore.” Dole, a former Senate Majority Leader, told...