John McCain: Political chum for media sharks

Arizona Senator John McCain is the media’s version of the Pope– Infallable– At least when he’s not criticizing some liberal. McCain’s recent comments about having “no confidence” in SecDef Donald Rumsfeld are being reported at a frequency so high it’s surprising we can hear it without a HAM radio.

McCain, a true American hero if there ever was one, is a media darling, but not for his military sacrifice for his country. The media affection is mostly because he’s been in bed with more Democrats than Marilyn Monroe.

The “McCain-Feingold bill”, the “McCain-Kerrey bill” (Bob Kerrey, Nebraska Democrat), the “McCain-Feinstein bill,” the “McCain-Lieberman bill,” the “McCain-Leahy bill,” the “McCain-Edwards-Kennedy bill” and even the “McCain-Kerry” bill – the list goes on. If McCain sucks up to one more Democrat, he’ll be qualified to win a dream date with Maureen Dowd.

McCain needs to remember in his comments, even if is being totally sincere, that he endorsed Bush and therefore, Bush’s trustworthyness to make the proper choices. Some people may have voted for the President based upon McCain’s endorsement.

To come out now and say he has “no confidence” in the SecDef, which is a position of the utmost importance that is no doubt taken most seriously by the person McCain endorsed, is to in essence take part in selling someone a car and later tell the buyer he has “no confidence” in the brakes.

Author: Doug Powers

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