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  •  I Remember (11+ / 0-)

    When lots of people on this site were hoping Kerry would choose McCain as his VP and Kerry was indeed flirting with McCain to try to get him to do it.  My how times change.

    McCain was a master of corruption while Tom Delay was just a junior congressman

    McCain's escape from the Keating debacle was nothing short of miraculous, probably the activity for which he most deserves a medal. After all, he took more than $100,000 in campaign contributions from the swindler Keating between 1982 and 1988, while simultaneously log-rolling for Keating on Captitol Hill. In the same period McCain took nine trips to Keating's place in the Bahamas. When the muck began to rise, McCain threw Keating over the side, hastily reimbursed him for the trips and suddenly developed a profound interest in campaign finance reform.

    And he's nuts.  The thought of McCain with his finger on the nuclear button scares the shit out of people who've experienced his temper.  Back in the 'nineties, McCain was frustrated over environmental ojections to a University of Arizona observatory he wanted built on an Arizona mountain.  When two doctors met with him to talk about it, here's their description of the encounter:

    In 1992, Robin Silver and Bob Weissman went to meet with McCain at his office in Phoenix to discuss Mt. Graham. Silver and Weissman are both physicians. Weissman is now retired and Silver works in the emergency room at a Phoenix hospital. The doctors say that at the mention of the words "Mt. Graham" McCain erupted into a violent fit. "He slammed his fists on his desk, scattering papers across the room," Silver tells us. "He jumped up and down, screaming obscenities at us for at least 10 minutes. He shook his fists as if he was going to slug us. It was as violent as almost any domestic abuse altercation."

    Weissman left the meeting stunned, and recently told us: "I'm a lifelong environmentalist, but what really scares me about McCain is not his environmental policies, which are horrid, but his violent, irrational temper. I think McCain is so unbalanced that if Vladimir Putin told him something he didn't like, he'd lose it, start beating his chest about having his finger on the nuclear trigger. Who knows where it would stop? To my mind, McCain's the most likely candidate to start a nuclear war."

    I think I'd prefer bubble boy to the hypocritical nutcase senior senator from Arizona.

    This aggression will not stand, man.

    by kaleidescope on Sun Apr 02, 2006 at 09:16:51 AM PDT

    •  oh boy do I remember that... (5+ / 0-)
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      Kestrel, assyrian64, sharman, EdlinUser, isis2

      I was vilified by dozens of posters for my anti-McCain stance.  I remember one poster daring me to name who in the democratic party would be a better VP.  I was flabbergasted about how naive so many people were on McCain's voting record.  He is no where near a moderate and never has been. He is solidly right wing and a nutcase to boot!

      I guess my only consolation is the fact that eventually most people on this site have seen the light.  Thank goddess!

    •  Shocker (2+ / 0-)
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      I never heard that about McCain.  That's a real shocker.  What I do know is that intuitively I don't trust him.  And the fact that too many people still see him as a moderate makes him more dangerous.

      On Bush: "He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." --(borrowed from) Churchill

      by joanneleon on Sun Apr 02, 2006 at 09:49:45 AM PDT

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    •  Jeez....I never heard that story before! (1+ / 0-)
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      It makes the recent Obama/McCain love letters seem mild.

    •  Oh God! (1+ / 0-)
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      I remember that. That has to go down as one of the stupidest ideas ever advanced during the 2004 election. What better way to give weight to the "Democrats aren't tough enough" meme then to suggest that we need to adopt a Republican in order to give us toughness credentials.

      I am convinced that all the talk about McCain for Veep hurt John Kerry in 2004.

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