God bless you John McCain.
War hero. Alleged iconoclast.
You now tell us you never considered yourself a maverick. Really? Never?
Did you read your autobiography, or at least the COVER of your autobiography?
You are an extremely smart man. You know the word “autobiography” indicates you wrote the book, about yourself. You did write it, didn’t you?
Toward the end of the health care debate you declared you would not work with the president for the rest of the year. (This was in February)
Really, the rest of the year? No matter the topic? Even in areas where you agree with the president?
This precludes thought and makes you, Senator McCain, irrelevant, and even unnecessary. We can just put a monkey in that chair to push the ‘no’ button.
Arizona has had a tradition of choosing great senators, both Democrats and Republicans. Carl Hayden, Barry Goldwater, Dennis DeConcini, and yes you, John McCain.
(It is of note that both DeConcini and McCain were implicated in the “Keating 5” scandal)
Senator McCain, you have now renounced all your previous views on immigration, on “don’t ask don’t tell,” on working across party lines for the betterment of society, even on being a ‘maverick.’
My guess is you could stave off any Arizona Republican challenger without pandering, but apparently you are taking no chances.
Once you get by your lightweight opponent in the Republican primary, you will stomp an even lighter-weight Democratic opponent.
There used to be some good Dems in Arizona. Whatever happened with that?
Where have the Udall’s gone?
Oh, to Colorado and New Mexico….