I've been waiting and waiting for Rolling Stone Magazine to take on John McCain. Looks like the wait is over.
Tim Dickinson narrates a video entitled, The Five Myths About John McCain, at the below link. It's definitely worth a look and will be making me check the mail every day for my new issue. The video link is on the left under the title. A 10 page article follows.
McShame is now and always has been a liar, who grew up like W, rebelled like W, was a preppie like W, was a hard-drinking underachiever like W, and IMHO would be a much worse President than W.
If anyone had asked me if that last sentence was even possible a year ago I would have laughed till I cried. No more.
"I'm going to the Middle East," Dramesi says. "Turkey, Kuwait, Lebanon, Iran."What the hell did any woman see in this snake?
"Why are you going to the Middle East?" McCain asks, dismissively.
"It's a place we're probably going to have some problems," Dramesi says.
"Why? Where are you going to, John?"
"Oh, I'm going to Rio."
"What the hell are you going to Rio for?"
McCain, a married father of three, shrugs.
"I got a better chance of getting laid."
At each step, with the aid of their fathers' powerful friends, both failed upward. And both shed their skins as Episcopalian members of the Washington elite to build political careers as self-styled, ranch-inhabiting Westerners who pray to Jesus in their wives' evangelical churches.Yup, someone actually said Bush was a better pilot than McCain. If I were Rolling Stone, I'd be paranoid and looking over my shoulder.
In one vital respect, however, the comparison is deeply unfair to the current president: George W. Bush was a much better pilot.
"On all three — sadly, sadly, sadly — McCain has flip-flopped," Chafee says. And forget all the "Country First" sloganeering, he adds. "McCain is putting himself first. He's putting himself first in blinking neon lights."I don't really need Chafee to know this. We've all known it for what seems like forever.
The youngest McCain was not cut from the same cloth. Even as a toddler, McCain recalls in Faith of My Fathers, his volcanic temper was on display. "At the smallest provocation," he would hold his breath until he passed out: "I would go off in a mad frenzy, and then, suddenly, crash to the floor unconscious." His parents cured him of this habit in a way only a CIA interrogator could appreciate: by dropping their blue-faced boy in a bathtub of ice-cold water.Jeebus, McMiniJohn was just as nuts as the present model. And his parents seemed pretty cool, No?
I don't want to bring over any more of the article not only for copyright reasons, but I am keeping myself from finishing it as I would much prefer the hard copy and am relishing the cover artwork.
I sure would love to see his psychiatric evals. This dude has some serious problems and should be barred from holding any public office. Personally, I worry about whether his family is even safe with him.
UPDATE: WoW. I took a needed break to catch up on some chores and came back to find this Recommended. Thank you to all. Please let's get this Rolling Stone article out to as many as possible.
Now to catch up on all the comments...