To the editor:
It is unfortunate that Senator John McCain continues to diminish his reputation. It started anew in the recent election when Jon Kyl and he stood up in an ad against Richard Carmona and used inflammatory words to discredit Carmona, a decent man, so as to refute their own words of praise of Carmona in his confirmation as U.S. Surgeon General.
Unfortunately, the scorched earth words continue after the election with the confrontational words on the Libya consulate tragedy and condemning Ambassador Rice for her words immediately after the attack, which were from the best intelligence at the time.
McCain used the term of a "Watergate" type investigation. That is an inane comparison, since Watergate was a burglary and theft of the Democratic Party files by the sitting president, Richard Nixon. McCain needs to be reminded of his part in the Arizona S&L scandal with his buddy Charles Keating. Keating went to jail and McCain was lucky that he was not charged.
After this election, Arizonans want petty political posturing to stop. Some men get better with age and some get very angry and bitter. McCain has become the poster child for a grumpy old man, increasingly irrelevant to civil public discourse.