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Ole John has almost always reminded us how long he has been around if not doing the other one; the one about being a prisoner of war.

So in the past week he went back to his favorite refrain in the case of the Joe Lieberman - Al Franken issue and that got me thinking. What will John McCain be remembered for in his 20 years around?

What will John McCain be remembered for in his 20 years around? I have cracked my mind thinking much about this. It looks like almost everything we were reminded of in the campaign season about stuff John McCain did, we have seen dramatic reversals in the one year after he had been rejected as president of the United States BUT what has stood firmly is his inability or lack of will to be truthful about issues with regards to Sarah "Palling-Around" Palin.

McCain has resisted commonsense criticism of everything Sarah "Palling-Around" Palin. As much he can, Ole John has blamed the media, scoffed at republicans, democrats, and independents who have questioned Sarah "Palling-Around" Palin on all things from her lack of understanding of the house health-care bill (remember death panels), her characterization of the McCain campaign for money to the issue of the visor

So nothing with Sarah "Palling-Around" Palin offends Ole John and I think maybe he does not realise that as far as "Average Joe" is concerned the only thing noteworthy and memorable is the disaster of a choice he made with choosing Sarah "Palling-Around" Palin as vice-presidential candidate. This will be his legacy.

When Ole John is dead and gone to his grave, what we will remember with him is this very choice and the sooner he comes to his Ole senses and start doing something about this broken-arrow the better rather acting like the misfit parent who can only remember their criminal adult son in the context of their diaper draped bottoms with such outrageous statements you usually hear as "he is my cute child and can do no harm". I always feel anger when I hear this.

Wake up Ole John.

Originally posted to realissues08 on Sun Dec 20, 2009 at 09:02 AM PST.

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  •  That John McCain married a hot looking (4+ / 0-)

    blonde half his age after dumping his disabled wife of 15 years.

    Notice: This Comment © 2009 ROGNM

    by ROGNM on Sun Dec 20, 2009 at 09:09:06 AM PST

    •  I think he has enough political decisions... (3+ / 0-)
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      fizziks, luckylizard, Aquagranny911

      to critize that we dont really need to delve into the personal side.

      We were not in that relationship. We do not have the emotional baggage of years of torture.

      Many relationships of POW's ended like John's did.

      lets judge him on his politics not his relationship.

      God knows he has done enough politically to skewer him with.

      •  While you are correct, (0+ / 0-)

        ROGNM isn't making a value judgment.  When the diarist posed the question, the divorce of his crippled and faithful wife was one of the very first things I thought of.  In fact, the Palin choice wasn't even on my radar.  

        McCain is undoubtedly a flawed human being.  History's memory of him will likely include both the personal and political.

        -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

        by luckylizard on Sun Dec 20, 2009 at 10:48:49 AM PST

        [ Parent ]

  •  McCain's Legacy (7+ / 0-)

    Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

    by darthstar on Sun Dec 20, 2009 at 09:09:39 AM PST

  •  Funny you write about McCain... (4+ / 0-)

    ...doing my Sunday a.m. scan of the news today and saw a picture of ( faced, angry) McCain pointing his finger and exclaiming that Obama is "partisan".  I thought: STFU, John.  You are totally irrelevant and everyone seems to know it but you, Liebermouse, and Lindsay Graham.

  •  The Day the McCain Brand Died (3+ / 0-)
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    It wasn't a particular day, but it is worth remembering that through the 2000 election cycle, there was a Brand McCain. He polled very well with independents and even some Democrats. If anything, he was considered too moderate by many in his own party.

    The Senate inquiry into the Abramoff scandal was pretty good, and McCain really put the screws to Italia Federici, and when you listened to him grilling her, you had the sense that he was a sharp mind and a principled Senator.

    As the Long Primary for 2008 ground along, shredding everyone's nerves, we saw the republican candidates crashing and burning, one by one, and McCain just wouldn't give up, he kept at it until he was the last man standing. He still had a touch of "Mavericky cred."

    And he ran out of energy. The republican machine coalesced around him and the lobbying firms took over his campaign and there were no more chats and barbecues with the press. The curtain at the front of the plane stayed shut. He was given his script and told to read it.

    This was prior to his selection of Sarah! and it was around this point that he began to look lost and weak. His eyes started to look rheumy, he began to dodder, Cindy began to look even more reptilian, and the Official Day his brand died might have been the debate in which, frustrated to be having to run against someone not-white, not of the aristocracy, but some upstart whippersnapper who was cleaning his clock.

    "That one!"

    Every day's another chance to stick it to The Man. - dls.

    by The Raven on Sun Dec 20, 2009 at 09:27:58 AM PST

  •  how about blowing up the USS Forrestal? (3+ / 0-)
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    fizziks, moose67, majii

    Never walk into a public restroom while breathing through your mouth.

    by quityurkidding on Sun Dec 20, 2009 at 10:05:27 AM PST

  •  McCain knows he created a "political (0+ / 0-)

    monster," one that rose up to devour everything in its path, including him, and it is clear to me that he is afraid to cross her and explains why he won't denounce her. His refusal to denounce her is not another example of his honor.  Instead it indicates a lack of honor.  An honorable person doesn't stand around saying nothing when he/she knows an aspiring leader is not qualified to do the job.  I'm not saying he should denounce her in public, but he should speak to her privately. Country First was a slogan without meaning.  His campaign slogan should have been McCain First.  He can thank Palin for the primary challenger who he perceives as a threat and for the the party crowd that isn't necessarily in his corner.  You reap what you sow.

  •  Pappy McDrool has been lying all his life (1+ / 0-)
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    Naval Academy

    Keating S&L Scandal

    2008 Presidential Campaign

    Mark Sanford vacations in Argentina but John Ensign prefers the Hamptons.

    by mojave mike on Sun Dec 20, 2009 at 10:57:06 AM PST

  •  Sputtering nonsense about ... (0+ / 0-)

    How "we should be able to deliver bottled water to dehydrated babies" builds credibility.

    The Republican brand: "Consequences, schmonsequences, as long as I'm rich"

    by D in Northern Virginia on Sun Dec 20, 2009 at 11:07:21 AM PST

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