McCain, Up Close and Unnatural

Make-Believe Maverick, by Tim Dickinson appears on Rollingstone.com. JordanCornblog has already published a link to the Dickinson article on this blog, I just learned. So this post serves as a second “thumbs up”. The article reports McCain’s actual choices while a POW, an account provided by Air Force lieutenant colonel John Dramesi, who was also imprisoned and tortured in Vietnam. And that’s only the beginning…

I found this exposé particularly gratifying, given McCain’s intoning, “But what do we really know about Barack Obama?” I accept that it’s the right and even the responsibility of the GOP to air any choices Obama has made that would not appeal to its constituency. But for McCain to imply secretiveness and a scurrillous past to Obama while sitting on this powder keg is the height of… of… absurdity? hypocrisy? I’m at a loss for words. Can anybody help me out?

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1 Response to McCain, Up Close and Unnatural

  1. JordanCornblog says:

    He is the spittin’image of Dubya … but nastier/scarier (maybe Dubya and Cheney rolled into one). I almost felt sorry for Cindy, reading the passage that follows (but then I decided that there’s probably more than a little bit of justice in the way things work out …). Just think of this scene, the next time he intones, “my friends” …

    “During his 1992 campaign, at the end of a long day, McCain’s wife, Cindy, mussed his receding hair and needled him playfully that he was “getting a little thin up there.” McCain reportedly blew his top, cutting his wife down with the kind of language that had gotten him hauled into court as a high schooler: “At least I don’t plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you cunt.” Even though the incident was witnessed by three reporters, the McCain campaign denies it took place.”

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